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We are pleased to announce the new ACP website now hosted at a new address. Please go to in future.

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 December 2016 16:40

ePrescribing of SACT, and IT systems for Oncology

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In the NHS we use multiple software systems to record data on cancer patients and also to prescribe treatment. There is a lack of coordination between both suppliers and users and the result can often feel like a fragmented system. We carried out a survey of oncologists in various centres around the country to find out more about the systems in use. The results are available here.

Dr Rebecca Herbertson, Brighton

Dr Adam Dangoor, Bristol

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 October 2016 17:36

Guidance on Consent for SACT

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Guidance on consent for Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT), plus new regimen-specific consent forms

The National Chemotherapy Board and Cancer Research UK are pleased to launch the Guidance on the consent for SACT and national SACT regimen-specific consent forms. The aim of the guidance and forms is to support clinicians to ensure that patients receiving SACT are fully informed when consenting to treatment.Supporters

The guidance document and consent forms can be accessed and downloaded from the Cancer Research UK website
The guidance document encompasses:

  • Background to consent for SACT
  • National Chemotherapy Board recommendations and the national regimen-specific consent forms
  • Guidance for the introduction of the national regimen-specific consent forms by individual chemotherapy providers, e.g. gaining approval from your Trust governance/consent committees
  • Guidance for the process of consent for SACT
  • Recommendations for the audit of consent procedures
Last Updated on Sunday, 11 September 2016 09:36

NHS England has published CCG cancer ratings

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Illustrating the challenges the service faces NHS England has just published some key performance data on CCGs nationally.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 October 2016 22:20

Drug safety update on live attenuated vaccines

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Live attenuated vaccines: avoid use in those who are clinically immunosuppressed.

Review the latest update from the MHRA here

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 19:26

RCP: "Underfunded, underdoctored, overstretched: The NHS in 2016"

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ACP members are well aware from their work supporting patients with cancer, that the NHS is under incredible pressure with increasing demand and limited resources. The Royal College of Physicians has launched their Mission: Health campaign to highlight some of the issues and possible solutions.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 September 2016 17:22

A Guide to the Junior Doctors' Contract Dispute

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Many people may not be quite clear why the junior doctors are going out on strike and what are some of the facts behind it. You may want to check out some of these articles to find out more:

  1. Junior doctors' pay: a short introduction to the dispute
  2. Another short summary
  3. The Economist's view
  4. The junior doctors' strike: a bluffer's guide
  5. What the BMA says
  6. What the government says
  7. Junior doctor's strike - advice for patients
Last Updated on Monday, 25 April 2016 09:20

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