Wednesday 3rd April 2013
Two acute oncology nurse forums have been established in the Midlands – the Midlands Acute Oncology Nurses Forum and the East Midlands AOS Forum.
The groups have been set up to provide peer support for new acute oncology services. They are already a big hit with acute oncology newcomers.
The forums aim to:
- promote sharing of experiences, both positive and negative
- promote sharing of guidelines, tools, documents and training
- help professionals working together on developmental initiatives
- provide support and guidance
- offer a group voice.
Both groups are supported by Macmillan, which is also providing space on the Learn Zone so that projects can be easily shared.
The Midlands forum is open to all (not just those who work in the midlands), and even if you are too far away to attend, you are welcome to join the distribution list.
The UK Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS) is also planning to develop an acute oncology forum in the near future. The UKONS forum will hopefully link with local/regional groups and raise awareness of good practice and concerns at a national level.
For further information about the Midlands and East Midlands oncology forums, please contact Philippa Jones for the Midlands forum or Melanie Bowling for the East Midlands forum.