What is UKONS?

UKONS stands for United Kingdom Oncology Nursing Society. We are a Registered Charity (1136972) run voluntarily by cancer nurses for cancer nurses.

Founded in 2004 our vision is to: 

‘Promote excellence in the nursing management and care of all those directly and indirectly affected by cancer in all four countries of the UK’.

We work at both local and regional levels to ensure that UKONS is a voice for all cancer nurses across the UK.

By engaging with the educational and developmental needs of our members we also play an advisory role in the development of cancer guidelines and policy.

Our aims are:

  • To promote excellence in the nursing care and the management of all those directly and indirectly affected by cancer.

  • To encourage and facilitate the personal and professional development of nurses engaged in cancer care throughout the UK and overseas through education, research and policy.

  • To contribute to the development of cancer policy, clinical practice and service delivery nationally and internationally.

  • To foster alliances and develop UK and international networking opportunities. 

Our mission is to:

’Inspire cancer nursing’

By supporting cancer nurses in their research, learning and development, we inspire and promote excellence in cancer care.

There are many ways you can get involved:


UKONS Guidelines

All UKONS Guidelines are for the use of medical professionals only. They are not intended for public use, including by oncology patients. UKONS does not permit the creation of derivative works, unless they are authorised.


The UK Oncology Nursing Society

Registered Address: First Floor, 10 Queen Street Place, London EC4R 1BE

Charity Commission Number: 1136972

Companies House Registration Number: 6996552

VAT Registration Number: 290 7685 64