Introduction to Acute Oncology: emergency situations and how to deal with them

Course ID: 379

Suitable for: Macmillan Professionals

Duration: 3.5 hours
Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Foundation
Focusing on core knowledge and skills, and looking at how to apply some of the learning in your workplace.

The changing cancer environment
We offer an array of fundamental courses that will help you negotiate difficult situations and improve your understanding of cancer care's ever-changing landscape.

Please Note: Please ensure you have the required equipment to take part; please join 10-15 minutes before the start time and if you are sent pre-work please ensure this is completed in good time before the session as you may not be able to attend the virtual workshop without completing

Due to the changing landscape of cancer care in the UK, people are living longer after a cancer diagnosis with increasingly complex needs. Whilst many of the consequences and side-effects of cancer and its treatment can safely be self-managed, others may need urgent medical attention. Do you know the difference?

This 3.5 hour virtual classroom workshop will cover a basic overview of what to look out for as signs that the person with cancer you are supporting may be acutely unwell due to cancer or side-effects of treatment.


During the session we aim to:

• Recognise when people affected by cancer need to seek urgent clinical assessment

• Explore urgent cancer care principles and the UKONS triage tool.

• Explanation of the role of acute oncology services and local pathways for seeking urgent clinical assessment.

Who is it for? This is a course aimed at everyone providing information and support to people living with cancer. It is particularly aimed at support workers and volunteers or others providing non-clinical support to people living with cancer, but may be of benefit to clinical staff new to working in cancer care.

Request your place

This course is only available to Macmillan Professionals.

Although Macmillan Cancer Support will not charge for this event, please bear in mind that the charity incurs charges for cancellations and no-shows. Please seek permission to attend from your line manager or team if necessary before submitting your form.

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