A welcome from the UKONS President


UKONS President Catherine Oakley (seated) with past Presidents of UKONS (L to R) Annie Young, Maggie Crowe, Cheryl Vidall and Natalie Doyle

The United Kingdom Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS) is run by cancer nurses for cancer nurses.  We incorporate members from all four countries of the UK and aspire to promote excellence in the nursing management and care of all those directly and indirectly affected by cancer.             

We hope to achieve this by responding to the educational and developmental needs of our members, influencing and advising on behalf of cancer nursing and engaging with other groups with similar interests and objectives.

Our commitment to local and regional activity is designed to ensure that UKONS is an effective organisation and voice for cancer nurses in every part of the UK. However our involvement and interest in wider national and strategic issues is integral to the organisation as is our commitment to the international community of oncology nursing. This Strategic Plan contains a breakdown of UKONS priorities together with details of the events and activities which underpin this commitment and interest.

The mission of UKONS is ’Inspiring Cancer Nursing’ and this can be most effectively achieved by allowing nurses to have their own voice in a way that is organised, informed and well judged.

Dr Catherine Oakley

UKONS President

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The UKONS Annual Conference 2015 was held on 13-14 November 2015 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. Photographs, presentation slides (where permission has been given) and a full conference report will be available to view shortly.

UKONS individual membership is now FREE - to apply online please click here and follow the instructions given.

Click here to read the UKONS paper on 'Best practice in nurse-led chemotherapy review: a position statement' at ecancer.org, or download the pdf

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