Introducing the Cancer Nursing Partnership




The Cancer Nursing Partnership (CNP) is a partnership of key nursing organisations and communities of practice who are working collaboratively to implement improvements in cancer care. To see the latest news Bulletin from the CNP please see HERE.

The partnership is made up of:

  • Bloodwise
  • Breast Cancer Care Nursing Network
  • British Association of Head and Neck Oncology Nurses -BAHNON
  • British Association of Skin Cancer Specialist Nurses- BASCSN
  • British Association of Urology Nurses- BAUN
  • Cancer Research UK Nurses (CRUK)
  • Consequences of Cancer and its Treatment- CCaT
  • East of England Strategic Clinical Network Cancer Nursing Lead- EoE SCN
  • European Bone Marrow Transplant (United Kingdom) Nurses and Allied Professions Group- EBMT UK NAP
  • Lymphoma Nurse Forum
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Mesothelioma UK
  • National Colorectal Cancer Nursing Network- NCCNN
  • National Forum of Gynaecological Oncology Nurses- NFGON
  • National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses- NLCFN
  • Royal College of Nursing- RCN Cancer and Breast Care Forum
  • Royal College of Nursing- RCN Practice Nurses Association
  • United Kingdom Oncology Nursing Society- UKONS

The CNP is currently working to support the delivery of the Recovery Package to people living with and beyond cancer across the UK. The Recovery Package is a series of key interventions which, when delivered together, can greatly improve outcomes for people living with and beyond cancer and reduce un-necessary hospital attendance. These consist of:

• A holistic assessment of the person’s needs, and a tailored plan for meeting these, to enable them to maximise their wellbeing post-treatment

• A treatment summary that explains to the GP and the individual what treatment has taken place and what should happen next, giving them confidence to self-manage their condition

• A cancer care review with their GP within 6 months, to ensure they are getting the support they need

• A health and wellbeing event which aims to educates and empower the person to manage their condition and keep themselves as fit and healthy as possible

As well as these fundamentals, other areas that make a big difference are:

• Rehabilitation, physical activity and self-management classes to help people manage their condition and keep themselves as well as possible

• Back to work support helps people move back into employment where appropriate, so that they can be financially self-sufficient and can benefit from the wellbeing gains of being in work

• Financial advice helps people to get out of, and avoid falling into, financial difficulties which can lead to stress, mental health problems and other wellbeing impacts.

UKONS is proud to be a member of the Cancer Nursing Partnership, a unique collaboration representing over 22,000 nurses, currently working to support delivery of the Recovery Package, focussing on the person and not the cancer.

For more information about the Recovery Package please visit HERE

The Transforming Care After Treatment (TCAT) programme is a partnership between the Scottish Government, Macmillan Cancer Support, NHSScotland and local authorities to support a redesign of care following active treatment of cancer.

The Delivery Plan sets out our vision for the population of Wales and what this means for NHS cancer services. Outcome 4 is linked to survivorship.

The Transforming Cancer Follow-up (TCFU) Project Structure and Outline plans for a two-year service improvement programme aimed at introducing and testing new models of cancer follow up across Northern Ireland, that will begin to transform how such services are delivered. This is a partnership arrangement between HSCB, PHA, NICaN and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Click HERE to contact the Cancer Nursing Partnership.