The Association of Cancer Physicians

... representing and supporting Medical Oncologists in the UK

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Courses for Trainees

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We have compiled a list of courses, from regional to international, that trainees might wish to consider as a component of their training programme. Information includes location, approximate date, summary of content, and the cost.

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 February 2014 13:21

JRCPTB to introduce the Multiple Consultant Report (MCR)

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The JRCPTB have been reviewing workplace assessments in response to a view that we live in a "tick box" culture. The link below explains more about this. In a nutshell, from now onwards, trainees need to get reports from a minimum of 4 and  maximum of 6 different consultants using the new Multiple Consultant Report (MCR) forms. The results of these will then be included in the Educational Supervisor’s report. The consultants are nominated by the trainee and  are not anonymous.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013 09:42

Surveys aren't pointless

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We have sent many surveys to trainees recently and we really appreciate support with these. The information gathered has influenced ACP discussions and we hope will continue to do so in the future.

The new shape of training document in out now : and we will be sending out a survey to gauge trainees views soon.Please have a look and send us comments in the meantime.

We would also value your input into the burnout survey set up by Dr Susana Banerjee at the Marsden in conjunction with the ESMO Young Oncologists:

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 10:54

Trainee weekend 2013 - Slides available

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The annual trainee weekend took place on 19th October in Manchester at the Double Tree Hilton. There was a fantastic turnout of 79 trainees from all over the country. The programme was based on feedback from the previous year and included a good balance of tumour site updates, discussions of the practicalities of running a service, career discussions, exam discussions and issues surrounding NHS commissioning. Professor Stan Kaye gave an inspiring presentation on Phase 1 trials and was also the after dinner speaker. The weekend began and ended with a business meeting to discuss topical issues, in particular the National Trainee Survey and Shape of Training. General feedback comments from trainees included:

    "Great weekend, thanks", "Nothing would make the weekend better, it's already great","Thank you for a really useful and fun weekend","Great conference, great opportunity for trainees."
    Thankyou to Alison Norton and sponsors Roche and Sanofi

The agenda and presentations are available here:

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 November 2015 20:08

StR Training Log Template

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You might find this Excel spreadsheet handy for recording your training experience to demonstrate which core areas of the curriculum you have completed for your yearly training assessments or PYA. You can customise it to your requirements.

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 July 2013 10:30


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If you are a member of and wish to receive the monthly Oncology JournalWatch email which I compile, make sure that you have added oncology to interests in your profile. Some of the more interesting papers and reviews published in the past month are highlighted. Links to educational resources and articles are included. Membership of is free and gives you access to other educational content, forums, and an email account.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 November 2015 20:16

A Practical Introduction to Oncology

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Saturday, 22 September 2012

at  W12 Conferences, Hammersmith Hospital, London W12 0NN

Online registration: 

Patients with cancer represent approximately 25% of the in-patient admission in the UK and 33% of deaths.  However, many physicians have limited exposure in their training to oncology.  

This course will provide an invaluable grounding for medical and surgical, core and specialist trainees, as well as an update for physicians, surgeons and GPs.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 July 2012 06:50

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