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ACP Presentation to ShoT Committee - 31st Jan 2017

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A senior ACP representative group met with the Shape of Training (ShOT) Steering Committee to put forward the case for the need for medical oncology to remain an acute-medicine-free specialty both as consultants and for the majority of our training.

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ePrescribing of SACT, and IT systems for Oncology

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In the NHS we use multiple software systems to record data on cancer patients and also to prescribe treatment. There is a lack of coordination between both suppliers and users and the result can often feel like a fragmented system. We carried out a survey of oncologists in various centres around the country to find out more about the systems in use. The results are available here. Dr Rebecca He...
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RCP: "Underfunded, underdoctored, overstretched: The NHS in 2016"

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ACP members are well aware from their work supporting patients with cancer, that the NHS is under incredible pressure with increasing demand and limited resources. The Royal College of Physicians has launched their Mission: Health campaign to highlight some of the issues and possible solutions.  
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Guidance on Consent for SACT

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janine.mansi@gstt.nhs.ukGuidance on consent for Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT), plus new regimen-specific consent forms The National Chemotherapy Board and Cancer Research UK are pleased to launch the Guidance on the consent for SACT and national SACT regimen-specific consent forms. The aim of the guidance and forms is to support clinicians to ensure that patients receiving SACT are fully ...
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A Guide to the Junior Doctors' Contract Dispute

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Many people may not be quite clear why the junior doctors are going out on strike and what are some of the facts behind it. You may want to check out some of these articles to find out more: Junior doctors' pay: a short introduction to the dispute Another short summary The Economist's view The junior doctors' strike: a bluffer's guide What the BMA says What the gove...
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Award Winning Book - Problem Solving in Older Cancer Patients

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It has just been announced that a new book, Problem Solving in Older Cancer Patients has won first prize in the Oncology section of the BMA Medical Book Awards 2016. Edited by Alastair Ring, Danielle Harari, Tania Kalsi, Janine Mansi and Peter Selby which has been produced by the ACP in collaboration with the British Geriatric Society. The book has been sponsored by the Association using fund...
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New ACP Oncology Prizes

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The ACP is pleased to offer prizes for 2016 to both medical students and Postgraduate trainees at FY/CMT level, to try and stimulate an interest in oncology and recognise excellence in cancer research. Applicants are invited to submit an essay of no more than 1,500 words (excluding references in Vancouver style) on one of the following topics: Treating the older patient    ...
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ACP Strategy for Improving Services and Outcomes for Cancer Patients v2

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In light of the publication of the Independent Cancer Taskforce report, "Achieving world-class cancer outcomes: a strategy for England 2015-2020" in July, the ACP strategy was reviewed and updated. Peter Selby and Professor Johnathan Joffe have led the development of the ACP Strategy paper which was authored by a number of ACP members. This comprehensive document includes the aims of ...
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