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Benefits of Membership

The following are some of the benefits of ACP membership:

  • Free events for members. 
  • A study day on acute oncology held on 10 November 2023 in Leeds, followed by the trainees' weekend.  Further details here.  Both free for members to attend.
  • For new consultants and trainees in their final year of training, the ACP holds an annual weekend for new consultants (1-2 March 2024 in Birmingham), which is free to attend. 
  • Bi-monthly newsletters with information on forthcoming events, jobs and research opportunities. 
  • For trainees preparing for the SCE in Medical Oncology, the ACP has just published a new evidence-based resource of 500 SBA practice questions to aid revision.  Details here and available to members at a discounted price of £25+P&P (use discount code ACPQ_A at checkout).
  • Publication of a series of prize-winning case study books.  Recent titles include a timely publication on Problem Solving in Acute Oncology, and books on Cancer and Fertility and Interventional Oncology.  Details of all the books are here​​ and and members are entitled to a 25% discount (apply code ACP2021 at checkout).
  • Monthly webinars held on Zoom.  The webinars are recorded and available to ACP members in the EBN e-library (see below). Listing of recent webinars here.
  • An e-library in partnership with EBN Health.  Members can access electronic versions of the ACP publications, in addition to full recordings of all the webinars. Members need to register separately to access the site, please click the following link ACP/EBN publication site and select 'Your Account' to register for access.
  • Discounted ESMO membership.  The ACP has a reciprocal agreement with ESMO to allow ACP members a reduction on the annual ESMO subscription.  For full ESMO members details are here.  For trainee members ESMO offers an extensive programme to support career development, including discounted membership, details here.
  • For trainee members, the ACP offers an annual President's Prize and McElwain prizes for research.
  • Best of ASCO® UK. The ACP hosts the UK's only officially licensed Best of ASCO® event.

Joining & Payment

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 UK 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 which 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 ([email protected]), and, in line with the constitution, will need the support of existing ACP members.

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.

Fellowships and Honorary Fellowships of the Association are also awarded on merit and not available for application.

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

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

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, the ACP has an important role in developing and protecting the specialty.

Webinar on Training in Medical Oncology

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Want to find out more about a career in Medical Oncology?  The ACP recently held a webinar to allow participants to learn more about a fulfilling career in this exciting and expanding specialty.   This event was a great opportunity to find out about different training opportunities and what they involve, as well as hearing from a panel of experts including&nbs...