Resources for Allied Health Professionals

ACCEND Programme

Funded by NHS England and co-delivered with Macmillan, the Aspirant Cancer Career and Education Development (ACCEND) programme provides clear and transparent guidance and direction on the knowledge, skills and capabilities required by healthcare professionals who care for people affected by cancer. It has been designed for people in non-oncology roles and specialist cancer services that are part of multi-professional teams across the UK.

Find out more about the ACCEND programme.

Prehabilitation principles and guidance

We have developed our principles and guidance for prehabilitation with the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the National Institute for Health Research Cancer, and Nutrition Collaboration.

The principles and guidance will help you to:

  • advance cancer care provision
  • include prehabilitation in the cancer pathway.
  • inform service provision and development
  • inform and support a change policy.

Physical activity resources

We want everyone living with cancer to get the support and inspiration they need to be physically active, in a way that's right for them.

Physical activity can help people living with cancer:

  • manage their symptoms
  • improve their quality of life and clinical outcomes
  • prevent treatment side effects
  • reduce the risk of recurrence.

You can learn more about these benefits in our physical activity guidance. We have separate physical activity guidance for patients with metastatic bone disease.

We also have a service implementation guide and sports toolkit to help professionals develop or signpost patients to a physical activity service.

Please find below links to additional information around physical activity and exercise developed by the South East London Cancer Alliance for patients and those working with people with cancer.

The Centre for Perioperative care have developed patient resources to help people prepare for surgery or treatment. These highlight the importance of shared decision making when it comes to your treatment and achieving the best outcomes.

Cancer rehabilitation pathways guidance

We've created a guide to highlight the rehabilitation interventions you can make to support patients with the consequences of treatment. The guide will help you to address symptoms and respond with:

  • assessment and screening
  • identification of risk
  • education
  • treatment and referral
  • monitoring and review.

Access the cancer rehabilitation pathways guide.

Service improvement tools for cancer rehabilitation

We have developed tools for cancer rehabilitation services to evaluate the care they provide. The tools establish a framework for best practice in rehabilitation, and can be used to:

  • support service improvement
  • raise the profile of cancer rehabilitation services
  • Engage with commissioners.

You can access the tools on the Healthy London Partnership website.

Innovation in cancer care resources

We invest in programmes and services to help professionals adopt new and innovative ways to deliver cancer care in the UK. Working in communities and with the NHS, we fund pilots to improve experiences and outcomes for people with cancer. With this knowledge, we have created tools and resources to help you deliver:

Find out more about our work

Clinical updates for Allied Health Professionals

Stay up to date with the latest developments in cancer care, with expert news, opinion and analysis. You'll also find blogs about our professionals and the fantastic work they do.

Read our latest blogs for healthcare professionals.

Subscribe to our newsletters

We publish a range of newsletters for professionals who support people living with cancer. Whatever your role, we'll support you with clinical updates, tools and resources.

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Research and evidence

We're at the forefront of understanding the needs and experiences of people living with cancer. Get the evidence and insight you need to develop or deliver best practice in cancer care, delivered by our team of experts. 

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Coronavirus guidance for health professionals

We understand it's a challenging time for healthcare professionals. That's why we're doing whatever it takes to support you with the latest information, training and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can also access our emotional health and well-being hub to learn about all the ways we're here for you.

Visit the coronavirus hub