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ACP members please don't forget to update your details

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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...
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ACP Oncology Prizes

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The ACP is pleased to offer prizes for 2017 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.

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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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