Click here to see the Events Calendar for listings of all our current events!

Macmillan Community Cancer Care Coordinator

This is a new service being delivered by Age UK Sheffield in conjunction with Macmillan Cancer support. The service has been created to support patients aged 50+ who have recently been diagnosed with or been through treatment for prostate, colorectal or breast cancer within the Sheffield area.

Free online SACT learning resource

Essential learning resources can be used by UKONS members who have not yet had opportunity to attend a SACT course or would like to update their learning.

UK Interdisciplinary Breast Cancer Symposium 2020

27-28th January 2020

A meeting with a faculty of over 70 national and international speakers including 6 key notes (Eric Winer, Matine Piccart, Matthew Ellis, Philip Poortmans, Monica Morrow and Judy Garber) to cover recent important and clinical and scientific advances in breast cancer research and management. 

A Practical Guide to Demonstrating and Improving Prescribing Competence and Practice

31 January 2020

This conference focuses on demonstrating and improving prescribing competence and practice and use of the National Competency Framework for all Prescribers. 

Free Study day - Sexual Wellbeing and Cancer

4 February 2020  09:00-16:30

The UK Oncology Nursing Society and Guy's Cancer Academy would like to invite you to a free, multi-disciplinary, educational event on sexual wellbeing in people with, or following treatment, for cancer. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

BAUN Benign and Oncology Study Day 2020

5 February 2020

The British Association of Urological Nurses would like to invite you to attend their Benign and Oncology Study Day. 

Cancer Research UK Excellence in Research Programme Event

5 February 2020

The Excellence in Research Programme event is open to all clinical research nurses working on patient-facing clinical trials in cancer and is completely free to attend.

Bloodwise Advanced Communication Masterclass: Supporting haemato-oncology practice

7 February 2020

This is an informative and interactive one- day training day, focusing on advancing communication and assertiveness skills for healthcare professionals working within haemato-oncology.

The day will require a £25 booking fee per person, including refreshments throughout the day and lunch.

Module in Palliative and End of life Care Symptom Management

January 27th, 28th, 29th and February 24th, 25th, 26th 2020

15 credit module at BSc level 6 or Master's level 7,

Nurse Prescribing in Cancer Care

27 February 2020

This conference focuses on Nurse Prescribing in Cancer Care. 

Breast Surgery as Day Surgery

27 February 2020

A Joint BADS & HCUK Conference

Bone marrow Aspirate and Trephine study day

28 February 2020

This one day study event is intended to provide essential knowledge and practical skills to enhance participant’s confidence in pursuing individual competency. 

UKONS Triage Training Master Class

28 February 2020  09:30AM-4:00PM

Phillipa Jones will be delivering the UKONS triage Masterclass at the Royal Derby Hospital. This study day is for all professionals who use or intend to use the UKONS Triage tool to triage Oncology and Haematology patients and is an interactive workshop which covers the background and development of the tool, plus how to use it effectively,

Study Day- Adherence to Prevention and Treatment in Cancer

3 March 2020  09:15-16:30

This one day symposium has been organised by King’s College London and Guy’s Cancer Academy to share up-to-date research findings about the challenges of adherence in cancer prevention and treatment. 

A practical guide to Effective nurse prescribing for pain

6 March 2020

This important national conference provides an essential update for current and aspiring nurse prescribers on prescribing for pain. Through national updates and extended interactive practical case studies delegates will hear how to develop and maintain prescribing competence, and how to develop effectiveness in post qualification practice. 

Fertility preservation workshops South East

14 March 2019

Preserving fertility is a relatively new care option for cancer patients and advances in reproductive technologies mean that young people and adults needing treatment that may affect their ability to have children may now have options for fertility preservation. 


The RCN Fertility Nursing Forum and British Infertility Counselling Association have collaborated to offer regional workshops for those caring for people requiring such treatments.   

Developing Your Role as a Designated Prescribing Practitioner

16 March 2020

Chaired by Professor Angela Alexander MBE, Chair, Working Party, The Competency Framework for Designated Prescribing Practitioners (DPP), Royal Pharmaceutical Society, this conference focuses on implementing the Competency Framework for DPPs (Prescribing Supervisors and Assessors) to train and support Non-Medical Prescribers

Module: Haematology & Principles of Stem Cell Transplantation

Weekly from 17/03/20 until 09/04/20

A 5 day, level 6 module teaching on general haematological malignancy and principles of stem cell transplantation.

Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Cancer modules for nurses and AHPs

Courses starting in September 2019, January 2020 and April 2020

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in association with The University of Chester offers a range of 20 credit modules for nurses and AHPs. Modules can be taken on a standalone basis or in combination to form specific awards such as the Post Graduate Certificate in Cancer Care. 

Foundations in Cancer Practice (Blended Learning)

22,23,24 April & 28,29 May 2020

This double module provides an overview of cancer and its impact on individuals, in order to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge necessary to feel both confident and competent in dealing with people affected by cancer. 

Patient and Clinician Focused Workshop.

May 2020 (TBC)  8:00 am to 5:00 PM

This is an event organised to gain perspectives from the people who develop medications and drug delivery devices, as well as from the clinicians and patients who use them.

Smiths Medical Ambulatory Oncology Study Day

10 June 2020

This fully CPD accredited, FREE event is a great opportunity to participate in interactive talks, discussion and case studies.


UK Oncology Forum

11 & 12 June 2020

UKONS are delighted to be collaborating again with the UK Oncology Forum for 2020 and running a session on Day One. The UK Oncology Forum is a national pan-tumour meeting that attracts leading UK and European speaker experts. 

Study: cancer care in prison -- NHS Healthcare staff perspectives

In England many people are diagnosed with cancer each year. Little is known about the impact that being in prison has on the care of people diagnosed with cancer and more information is needed to better understand the challenges of managing care for people with cancer who are in prison. This research aims to fill that gap in knowledge by exploring the views of people with cancer, prison staff and prison and cancer health professionals. 

Cancer and Haemato-oncology Courses

Birmingham City University offers a wide range of courses for those engaged in clinical practice in cancer care and haematology.

Advanced Communication Skills Training Courses

Advanced Communication Skills Training (ACST) is a two day course for all health and social care professionals (band 6 and above). 

Macmillan Cancer Training in the Community

A one-day training course for people working in Sheffield.