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.
The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) are an independent charitable organisation and the UK’s leading progressive think tank. The end of April saw the publication of ‘The State of End of Life Care: building back better after Covid-19’ a report examining the state of end of life care in the England in the wake of the pandemic and, if necessary, what improvements could be made.
Cancer Care Map is a stand-alone, comprehensive, independent, free to use online directory of cancer support services in the UK providing verified and trusted information, regularly checked and updated and accessible to all.
Macmillan have published a new guide on the importance of social prescribing for people with a diagnosis of cancer. Although this guide is targeted primarily at Primary Care Networks it also describes a broad range of case studies and ties social prescribing to holistic needs assessment and the personalised care agenda.
A personalised approach to care and support ensures that people’s needs can be fully identified, and the appropriate support planned. It is vital that care and support is planned and arranged around what matters to people, their individual strengths and developed abilities.
UKONS are pleased to announce the launch of CloserStill Media’s latest virtual event, Oncology Professional Care, taking place on the 9 -10 June 2021. This two-day educational programme will be aimed at all healthcare professionals working in the oncology community.
Free-to-attend for NHS and private healthcare professionals, registrations can be made at: https://www.oncologyprofessionalcare.co.uk/ukons
This year the theme of the conference is ‘Caring Connections’. The abstracts are to be submitted in one of the following categories:
• Education standards for cancer nursing
• Innovations in cancer nursing
• Personalised care and support