Macmillan and Guy’s Cancer Academy have launched a new online learning resource designed to build on the Macmillan Cancer Support programme ‘What Matters to Me?’ and to support staff who are involved in conducting consultations with patients, following their holistic needs assessment, to agree their plan of care. This learning package was co-designed and developed with the Innovative co-Design and Evaluation of care Plan Training and education for Holistic needs (‘InDEPTH’) Advisory Group and workshop participants, led by UKONS president and Head of Guy’s Cancer Academy Dr Verna Lavender. It was funded by Macmillan Cancer Support.
The CQC looked at cancer care in 8 areas of England in March and April 2021. This was when services were under the severe pressure associated with the second wave of COVID-19. They wanted to know whether people were getting the right care at the right time and in the right place, and how collaboration across local areas had made a difference.
Prostate Cancer UK recognise the important role that nurses play in caring for men with prostate cancer. Their latest programme will support specialist nurses to lead improvements so that men with prostate cancer have their information, physical and emotional needs met. If you’re a Clinical Nurse Specialist and passionate about leading improvements locally to support men with prostate cancer, then this FREE course is for you.
(UKONS) is now inviting applications for a research grant of up to £50,000. The funding has been allocated to support a preliminary research study to explore the perception of nurses around potential occupational exposure to cytotoxic drugs. The call opened 20th July 2021 and closes on 17th September 2021. The grant panel decision will be made on: 5th November 2021 and the research should be complete by 31st October 2023.
The impact on sexual wellbeing for patients and their partners who have been treated for cancer has been widely recognised as a significant challenge. Yet, it is widely reported that health care professionals working across cancer care often do not feel well-equipped to assess sexual care needs and to provide sexual support to patients and their partners.
The National Acute Oncology Education, Training and Assessment Working Group is a group of key individuals who have come together to try and standardise education and training in Acute Oncology. This is a multi-disciplinary group with representatives from a range of stakeholders including the UKONS Acute Oncology Members Interest Group, Health Education England, Greater Manchester Cancer, Macmillan Cancer Support, the UK Chemotherapy Board and the newly formed Acute Oncology Society. The group is chaired by Dr Verna Lavender, UKONS President.
The UKONS Young Cancer/Early Careers Nurses Network is delighted to invite you to join us for our free virtual educational event held in collaboration with The Christie School of Oncology.
On Wednesday 13th October 2021 between 4pm-7pm - via live stream.
There are approximately 3.6 million people in the UK who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ+) and are considered to be in sexual and gender minority (SGM) groups. The published literature suggests that LGBTQ+ patients continue to experience inequalities throughout the cancer pathway, from screening through to late-effects and end-of-life care.
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The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Respiratory Health (APPG) is conducting an inquiry into lung cancer.
During the COVID pandemic, the halting of the lung cancer screening pilots and restricted access to diagnostic tests have contributed to a 75% drop in urgent lung cancer referrals. This is especially worrying for the long-term outcomes for patients with the fastest progressing cancers such as lung cancer, with a defined life expectancy for which any delay can have life-threatening consequences.
As we head towards the second half of the year, a number of board members terms of office on the UKONS board come to a close, some board members step down, and others move into other board roles. We are excited to welcome some entirely new board members voted for by UKONS membership. New positions on the UKONS Board will be formalised at the AGM in December 2021.
This report explores the responses to questions on chronic pain in the 2017 Health Survey for England. It sets out the overall prevalence of chronic pain amongst the general population as well as identifying differences between sub-groups. It examines the site and severity of the chronic pain for those who are experiencing pain, as well as the impact on their mental health.
These awards are an opportunity to recognise the outstanding contribution Macmillan Professionals and teams make to cancer services. They bring to life our unique spirit by showcasing, not just what Macmillan professionals and teams do, but how they do it.
Please note that version 4.0 of ‘Clinician FAQs and guidance on COVID-19 vaccine for patients receiving SACT’ is now available on the UKCB website here: https://www.ukchemotherapyboard.org/publications.
Please share this version with the members from your organisation.
This guideline replaces the previous guideline from Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK): Emergency treatment of anaphylactic reactions – Guidelines for healthcare providers (originally published January 2008, annotated July 2012 with links to NICE guidance).
Macmillan have responded to the pressure that Macmillan post-holders are experiencing by creating the Macmillan Professionals Well-being Hub. This is a central point via which professionals can easily access resources to help strengthen their self-care and look after their well-being.