Inspiring cancer nursing

UKONS Members Interest Groups (MIGs) are set up by members for members. 

These seven specialised groups bring together practicing cancer nurses (both face-to-face and virtually) to answer queries, share experiences and develop knowledge and skills. They also help to deliver many of the strategic aims and objectives of the organisation. 

Members can join as many of the seven MIG groups they choose.

Click below to find out more.

Acute Oncology Services MIG

The UKONS Acute Oncology MIG has been set up to support the acute oncology nursing workforce and develop a community for this dynamic group of specialist nurses.

MIG Lead: Emma Earnshaw - Chair

MIG Co-Lead: Ali Hodge (Vice-chair), Ann Maloney, (Secretary), Naomi Clatworthy (UKONS Board Link)

MIG Committee members: Jennifer Blake, Daniel Jennings, Helen Macmillan, Sally Jones, Katherine Michaels, Philippa Jones, Angela Iveson, Kay McCallum, Renata Fukuthi, Lisa McCauley, Mike Varey


Haemato-oncology MIG

This group has been set up to provide a forum for UKONS members with an interest in haemato-oncology.

MIG Lead: Dr Barry Quinn

MIG Deputy Lead: Karen Stanley

MIG Secretary: Kirsty Crozier

MIG Committee: Sarah Henshaw, Dr Karen Campbell 

Lead Cancer Nurse MIG

The Lead Cancer Nurse MIG provides a forum for Lead Cancer Nurses to meet, discuss and share best practice. The group is restricted in its membership to Lead Cancer Nurses and their deputies. If you are a Lead Cancer Nurse and wish to join the group, please contact: 

Lisa Barrott 

Natalie Bingham (Chair)


Living With and Beyond Cancer MIG

MIG Lead: Elisa Mills

MIG Co-Lead: Donna Munro (Secretary)

MIG Commitee members: Tracy Wilson (Board Lead), Dr Karen Campbell, Julie Bliss, Suriya Kirkpatrick, Dr Mary Tanay, Dr. Katie Sutton, Hom Ramkelawon, Leah Morgan, Jo Thompson 

Radiotherapy MIG

This group aims to support members specialising in radiotherapy nursing.

MIG Lead: Jane Ewang (co-opted Board Member link)

MIG Commitee members: Kathryn Cooper (Secretary), Phil Reynolds, Helen Gregory and Rhea Crighton

Research MIG

This group supports the development of research ideas and proposals and provides the opportunity to network with other cancer care nurses wishing to undertake research about cancer nursing.

MIG Lead: Dr. Joanne Bird (Chair)

MIG Co-Lead: Anne Croudass (Co Chair); Trevor Bott (Secretary)

MIG Commitee members: Professor Emma Ream, Dr. Catherine Oakley, Dr Mary Tanay, Dr. Verna Lavender, Trevor Bott, Professor Joanne Reid, Dr. Karen Campbell, Sandie Wellman, Tessa Renouf, Ben Hood, Dr. Janyne Afseth

Systemic Anticancer Therapy MIG

Our aim is to support and inspire UKONS Systemic Anticancer Therapy (SACT) MIG members in accessing relevant and up to date information and services within the field of SACT.

MIG Lead: Dr. Rosie Roberts

MIG Co-Lead: Kay Bell & Laura McNab

MIG Commitee members: Dr Catherine Oakley, Annie Richards, Louise Ollett, Ruth Hammond, Katie Hemer, Lisa Barrott, Edel Aughey, Heather McVicars and Emma Chalmers

Co-opted MIG Commitee members: Hannah Churchill

Young and Early Career Cancer Nurses MIG

The aim of the UKONS Young and Early Career Cancer Nurses Members Interest Group (MIG) is to support young and early career cancer nurses working in the UK. It is aimed at those under the age of thirty-five or within the first five years of their career working in cancer.