The NIHR/UKONS PCAF launches in January/February 2023. Those who are interested in hearing more about this opportunity should contact Dr Jo Bird (Chair of the UKONS Research Members Interest Group) UKONSResearch@gmail.com or via the UKONS website
The delayed and much anticipated UKONS Fundamentals of Cancer Care was launched on the 24th of October 2022, at Guys and St Thomas with both in-person and virtual attendance. The event was organised by Guys Cancer Academy and UKONS. The morning session was introduced by Dr. Verna Lavender, the Director of Guys Cancer Academy, followed by presentations from Mark Foulkes, current President of UKONS and Nurse Consultant/Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Dr Karen Campbell, Macmillan Associate Professor in Cancer Care, of Edinburgh Napier University, and the book’s EBN publisher Duncan Enright.
By Flora Dangwa
UKONS represents the voice of cancer nursing across the four nations and so we are particularly excited to be based in Belfast for the 2022 conference. The port city of Belfast is a vibrant place with a character and sense of style all of its own, and we are particularly pleased to be on the doorstep of our UKONS members from Northern Ireland for our conference. What makes this year’s conference particularly special is the fact that the previous two have been on-line only. Although these were successful and very well evaluated, they did lack the opportunities for in-person discussion, networking, and social connection.
Roche Products Ltd, a Principle UKONS Partner, is passionate about promoting the importance of mental health awareness and wellbeing in the workplace. As a follow up to the recent Compassion Fatigue Podcast, Roche are now delighted to present a Wellbeing and Mental health podcast mini-series.
Each podcast explores a different element of wellbeing in the workplace and is designed to help support & develop a deeper awareness of our own mental health & wellbeing, so we are better equipped to manage the stresses of everyday life.
For some time concerns have been expressed across the UK regarding pharmacy aseptic SACT services and their ability to meet the ever-increasing demand for intravenous systemic anticancer therapy (IV SACT).
UKONS are excited to announce a new collaboration to bring the SACT Competency Passport to a fully digital solution, based on the Compassly competency passporting app.
A new guideline published by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has recommended that patients actively receiving cancer treatment should engage in aerobic and resistance exercises. This is likely to benefit patients in terms of increased quality of life and alleviated treatment-related toxicities. This recommendation is made following an analysis of 52 systematic reviews and a further 23 randomized controlled trials
The UKONS Board are delighted to invite UKONS members working in oncology to apply for a place on the Takeda-Maudsley Learning Psychosocial Oncology Programme. There are 8 places available to UKONS members on this highly interactive, case-based learning which aims to support more effective care of patients and families in difficult circumstances and foster enriching and holistic therapeutic relationships with patients at all stages of care. The programme consists of a one-day introductory masterclass that will cover background information and skills, followed by a one-day simulation session where you will have the opportunity to put those skills into practice during high-fidelity roleplays.
Submission deadline: 21st September
Course date: 5th and 6th October 2022
To apply for a place, applicants need to submit the attached form to: email@example.com
*Please note that successful applicants are required to sign an agreement with Takeda for the transfer of value of this programme to be declared on the ABPI Disclosure UK website*
This non-promotional mental health programme is a partnership between Takeda UK Ltd. and Maudsley Learning and is fully funded by Takeda UK Ltd.
Date of preparation: May 2022
The NCRI is a UK-wide partnership between research funders working together to maximise the value and benefits of cancer research for the benefit of patients and the public.
The NCRI Breast Group has a strong track record of developing practice-changing research in breast cancer over the last decade from a foundation of multidisciplinary membership and a partnership with patients.
Following Breast Group strategy sessions held in November 2021 (with participants from various sectors and disciplines, including NCRI Consumer Forum members, early career researchers and NCRI Partners) the NCRI Breast Group has published its strategic priorities to address challenges faced in breast cancer research and improve outcomes for patients.
The prospectus is interactive making it easy to navigate the new learning offer and the designed programme of eLearning modules, webinars, virtual classrooms and blended learning opportunities will help nursing teams develop skills and expand knowledge, so you can continue to provide the best support and care to people affected by cancer.
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After an enforced 2-year gap UKONS will be particularly pleased to welcome our members, presenters, guests and sponsors to our first face to face conference since 2019. Of course, our two ‘virtual’ conferences have been successful and well-evaluated but there is no substitute for truly reconnecting with each other after the most challenging of times for cancer nursing.