Resources for Clinical Nurse Specialists
We have tools and resources for Clinical Nurse Specialists who support people living with cancer.
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.
We have created a competency framework for nurses who support people living with or affected by cancer. It can be used in any adult care setting and alongside other established frameworks to improve care for patients.
The competency framework focuses on:
- professional skills
- behavioural skills
- experience and qualifications.
The framework also contains benchmarking and self-assessment tools to help you develop in your role.
It's common for patients to experience late effects of the endocrine system after cancer treatment. With the right care and support, symptoms can be managed or prevented.
We've created an endocrine late effects guide to help you support patients with:
- bone problems and osteoporosis
- hot flushes
- ovarian insufficiency
- pituitary insufficiency
- testicular insufficiency
- thyroid problems.
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:
- Personalised care for people living with cancer
- Holistic Needs Assessments (and electronic HNAs)
- Quality improvement to existing cancer services.
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.
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.
For your patients
Our specialist advisers can give advice and support to your patients. Encourage them to call us on 0808 808 00 00 (7 days a week, 8am-8pm).
It’s quick and easy to order free booklets to give to your patients, their families and carers. Topics include cancer types, treatment, and emotional support.