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

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.

Online Taught Systemic Anti-cancer Therapy Administration and Patient Care Accredited Course

7 January 2020

Guy’s Cancer Academy and King’s College London are currently welcoming applications for the next run of their SACT Administration and Patient Care course. 

UK Interdisciplinary Breast Cancer Symposium

27-29th 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. 

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. 

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,

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.   

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. 

RCNi Nurse Awards

Entries close: Friday 17th January

2020 marks the first ever International Year of the Nurse, making the awards even more memorable.

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 Assessment in Enhancing Palliative Care Practice

January 2020 (10 days)

30 credit module at Master’s level 7

This course aims to facilitate the professional development of palliative care nurses and allied health professionals engaged in palliative care service delivery. Applicants must be clinically based, working at Band 6 or above with access to a mentor.

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.

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). 

Nurse Prescribing in Cancer Care

27 February 2020

This conference focuses on Nurse Prescribing in Cancer Care. 

Macmillan Cancer Training in the Community

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

Breast Surgery as Day Surgery

27 February 2020

A Joint BADS & HCUK Conference

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. 

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.