Acute Oncology MIG (Members’ Interest Group)

Trusts throughout the UK are developing specialist acute oncology advice and assessment services. One common key factor in their development is YOU - the Acute Oncology Nurse - you are in many areas driving services forward, establishing communication systems, assessment and care protocols and providing education for the wider emergency care teams within trusts and at primary care level.

As a group of health care professionals you are working at a new frontier; developing a care pathway that will work across specialties, that is refined enough to highlight oncology concerns and direct the health care professional in the provision of safe quality care.

Philippa Jones- UKONS Acute Oncology MIG Lead

Many acute oncology nurses are looking to build upon existing developments and utilise existing good practice. There is also recognition that the standardisation of training and patient management in the acute setting is a sensible strategy to support safe, high quality care.

UKONS have established an Acute Oncology MIG to support this new dynamic group of specialist nurses. The aims of the MIG are:

• To offer a group voice and collective opinion on matters relating to Acute Oncology Nursing.
• To provide support and guidance by connecting acute oncology nurses across the UK.
• To promote and facilitate the sharing of good practice.
• To work together as a MIG to develop guidelines, practical tools and pathways to aid in the implementation of first class acute oncology services.
• To provide a resource for the health community by gathering a pool of expertise all can access.
• To support education and showcase excellent practice through workshops, study days etc.
• To support multi agency project working with professional organisations such as the Royal College of Nursing and Macmillan Cancer Support.

This is your MIG, please join us and contribute. You will be able to;

• Access a repository for useful tools and documents and links to relevant websites
• See practice examples and a diary of events
• Ask questions of the MIG members if you are looking for information, advice or support.
• Use the experts for review of documents, pathways, guidelines that you have developed.
• Request examples of tools, guidelines that are already in use, from colleagues across the UK.
• Suggest acute oncology projects /research that may be undertaken or supported by UKONS

To join the Acute Oncology MIG, please click HERE and complete the online form.

UKONS have been extremely active in developing nationally recognised tools for use within acute oncology

To download the 24 Hour Triage Rapid Assessment and Access Toolkit please see HERE

To download the Oncology/Haematology Telephone Triage Tool Kit for Children and Young People please see HERE

To download the (currently under review) Acute Oncology Initial Management Guidelines please see HERE

To download the VAD (Vascular Access device) decision guide tool, please click HERE

We would recommend using professionally printed copies of the tool kit content to ensure quality. Telford Reprographics hold printing copies of the tool kit and will provide quotes on request:

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UKONS has no involvement whatsoever with the purchasing or printing of the tool kit.