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Membership is open to specialist registrars, consultants and non-career grade doctors who are practicing in Medical Oncology within the UK - for full details of eligibility and other membership categories see below.

ACP Membership is governed by the constitution of the Association (2013) and is currently open to applicants who meet the following criteria:

  1. Practising consultants or honorary consultants in the British Isles who hold hospital appointments as medical oncologists.
  2. Specialist registrars who occupy a training post approved for training in medical oncology (hereafter referred to as “Training Members”).
  3. Non-Career grade doctors (usually Associate specialists or staff-grade doctors) in a permanent post in medical oncology within the UK
  4. Past members who are now fully retired from clinical practice as a consultant or non-career-grade doctor in medical oncology are entitled to membership as a retired member.

A doctor in a medical oncology training post that is not recognised for training, who intends to follow a career in medical oncology may also apply under section 2, but should normally contact the Association Secretary in advance to confirm eligibility (, and, in line with the constitution, will need the support of existing ACP members.

Our Constitution allows full membership for UK general physicians with a specialist interest in medical oncology. We are not aware of any current posts of this type, however, If you fall into this category please apply under “Category 1”.

Honorary membership is occasionally awarded to an individual who is not eligible for membership through their professional qualification and appointments. Such membership is not open to application.

Fellowship of the Association is also awarded on merit and is not available for application.

Other membership categories will be developed in the near future, allowing membership for Physician Associaties, undergraduates training in medicine, medical post-graduates in FY and CMT posts, but these categories are not yet available for membership registration.

Associate membership for non-oncologists is also under discussion, but is not yet available.

Any applications that do not conform with categories 1-4 above will be politely declined.

If you have any questions regarding this information please contact Alison Norton or secretariat.

The fee is £50 annually for trainees, and £100 per year for consultant grade staff which is lower than many other comparable organisations. More member benefits are being developed all the time, and as the professional organisation for trainee and consultant Medical Oncologists in the UK we have an important role in developing and protecting our specialty.

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You should already have received details of our new database from our new association management company, Meeting Makers. To those who have re-registered as members through this database, thank you. For others, please take the time to complete this. If you have not received the message from Meeting Makers, or you have mislaid or deleted it, please let ACP secretary Alison Norton know. The new A...