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Yes, UKONS advertise job adverts via Breaking News, as mailshots to UKONS members, and on the UKONS website.
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Yes, please obtain the format required for wording job adverts by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Note additional information about the post can be included by submitting a file in pdf format or a URL address, which UKONS will link to the advert using an html link.
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Version 4 UKONS Acute Oncology Initial Management Guidelines are now available. You can access them through our members page.
Yes, this was launched in November 2020 and available to download for free to iPhone or Android via all app stores. Please note this is currently version 3, the app is currently being updated to version 4. UKONS will inform members when version 4 is available on the app, we are aiming for Autumn 2023.
The UKONS Acute Oncology Knowledge and Skills programme is available under the resources section of the AOS MIG page. This is a competency framework for AOS staff from novice to expert.
Macmillan provide an e-learning programme on AOS available at this link Resources - LearnZone
Guys Cancer Academy UK have launced an online learning module for staff who care for people with cancer and are required to achieve the following Level 2 Acute Oncology Learning Outcomes:
• Understand local Acute Oncology Services and how and when to contact these services
• Recognise patients presenting with an acute oncology indication
• Initiate the management of urgent / emergency treatment
• Be able to refer patients to the local Acute Oncology Service appropriately
• Ensure patients with an acute oncology indication have appropriate ongoing management.
Please follow the link to access the module https://learning.guyscanceracademy.co.uk/level-2-acute-oncology/#/
UKONS no longer deliver face to face triage training days. There are a set of training slides on the Acute Oncology MIG page for trainers to access and use. If you are unable to provide training within your organisation please contact the AOS MIG via the contact form and we will do all we can to support you. UKONS, with support of HEE are developing free telephone triage training e-learning modules that will be accessible to all via the elfh website. This training should be available in Nov 2023.
Please contact the AOS MIG via the contact form to ask about training events.
If you would like to take a more active role in the MIG and join our committee please contact us via the contact form.
Please contact Gina.email@example.com who is the project lead and can provide more information and timelines.
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Please complete the UKONS Request to Review a Project Form and return to Research MIG via firstname.lastname@example.org You will be advised if UKONS are able to support your request on receipt of the completed form.
Please complete the UKONS Request to Review a Project Form and return to Research MIG via email@example.com
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Please contact the Research MIG via firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about permissions to use UKONS copyrighted documents.
Please view information in the UKONS Research MIG Recommended Resources section of the website.
UKONS will support, where possible, regional or national events that increase the knowledge, skills and expertise of cancer nurses in the UK. To make requests about support for specific educational events, please contact email@example.com
Please submit your request to firstname.lastname@example.org and the UKONS Board will be happy to respond.
Please view information in the UKONS News and Events section of the website.
To order your physical copy HERE.
The UKONS SACT passport answer guide is now accessible electronically. To request access please complete the ‘UKONS Declaration for access to the electronic SACT answer guide’ form found on the SACT MIG webpage.
A request for a UKONS SACT passport answer guide can be made by contacting email@example.com. Please state your name, role and area of work and provide a forwarding address.
UKONS position statement:
In 2016 at their annual conference UKONS were requested by our members to provide some guidance on the effectiveness of closed-system drug transfer devices (CSTD) in addition to safe handling of hazardous drugs versus safe handling alone for reducing healthcare staff exposure to infusional hazardous drugs.
In response to this request UKONS commissioned a Cochrane systematic review to provide us with independent high quality, robust research to provide sufficient and unambiguous information on the potential benefits and costs of CSTD to inform a position statement which we are delighted to announce has now been published.
To read the full position statement, please click HERE.
National Chemotherapy Board (NCB) GOOD PRACTICE GUIDELINE: Promoting Early Identification of Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapies Side Effects: – Two Approaches.
This guidance has been produced by the National Chemotherapy Board in response to concerns that patients often delay reporting serious Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) side effects to dedicated help lines. Two complementary approaches to improve side effect reporting are suggested:
1. Empowerment focuses on equipping patients to take responsibility for identifying and reporting important side effects and may be mediated via technology.
2. Proactive monitoring includes clinician interventions (e.g. telephone support or home visits).
3. The NCB Good Practice Guidelines are available HERE