The Royal Marsden School
The Royal Marsden has a vital role in championing change and improvement in cancer care through research and innovation, education, and leading-edge practice. We are incredibly proud of our international reputation for pushing the boundaries and for our ground-breaking work ensuring our patients receive the very best and latest in cancer treatment and care.
The School was established at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust in 2002. It was created to help share the knowledge and expertise of The Royal Marsden – a role we still carry out today. Unlike any other academic provider, it is firmly embedded within clinical practice. While the core academic team are all highly qualified and experienced educators and clinicians, we also work in collaboration with clinical experts and researchers from across the RM. They make a significant contribution to the School’s educational development and activity. It is because of this unique educational model that we have an exemplary reputation as a leading, commercially viable provider of specialist cancer education to local, national, and international healthcare professionals and commissioners of education.
Teenage Cancer Trust
Every day, seven young people aged 13-24 hear the words “you have cancer”. They will each need specialised nursing care and support to get them through the toughest times they may have faced. Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to meeting this vital need.
Teenage Cancer Trust’s world-leading care and support puts young people in the best possible place, physically, mentally and emotionally, for their cancer treatment and beyond.
Each year, their specially trained nurses and youth workers support hundreds of teenagers and young adults in 28 units in hospitals nationwide, as well as helping many more in local hospitals and at home.
And the charity’s post-treatment events bring young people with cancer together so they can meet others who know what they’re going through and support one another.
The International Children’s Palliative Care Network
The International Children’s Palliative Care Network is delighted to be endorsing the London Global Cancer Week Day on The global Power of Oncology Nursing. ICPCN is a global network of organisations and individuals working in the field of palliative care for children. Our vision is that all children with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition and their families, will have seamless access to palliative care in order to alleviate serious health-related suffering and enhance their quality of life. An estimated 21.1 million children worldwide would benefit from receiving good palliative care but less than 5% have access to such support. Over 70% of countries provide little or no palliative care for children and services are most needed in low and middle income countries where 95% of children who would benefit from palliative care cannot access it.
ICPCN works across five main areas: Communication; Advocacy; Research, Education; and Strategic Development. Many millions of children are dying in unnecessary pain and suffering with their families forced to cope without any support. Thus ICPCN’s work is crucial – ensuring that good practice and provision is replicated around the world, tailored in line with local circumstances.
Please join ICPCN and become part of our global network, with over 3,600 members from 130 countries. You can join by completing the form on the ICPCN website – membership is free.
Nursing Now is a global campaign to improve health by raising the status and profile of nursing.
This is a growing social movement with an active network of groups working to influence global and national policy. Today, there are 704 Nursing Now groups active in 126 countries (as of September 2020).
Nurses are at the heart of most health teams, playing a crucial role in health promotion, disease prevention, and treatment. It is critical to invest in their recruitment, education, improved working conditions and leadership and by doing so countries can achieve the triple impact of improving health, promoting gender equality, and supporting economic growth.
Find more information here.
Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation
The Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation (CNMF), established in 1973, works with its membership: national nursing and midwifery associations from Commonwealth countries, affiliates, associates and individual members, in order to influence health policy, develop nursing networks, improve nursing standards and competence, and strengthen nursing leadership throughout the Commonwealth. The CNMF maintains close links with Commonwealth bodies and civil society organisations within the Commonwealth ‘family’ and liaises with international and regional nursing, midwifery and health bodies. These links enable the CNMF to plan strategically on issues of concern to nursing and midwifery in a global context. The CNMF participates actively in the work of Commonwealth bodies: the Commonwealth Foundation, the Commonwealth Secretariat, and the Commonwealth Health Professions Alliance. The strategic directions for the CNMF focus on seven key areas: governance, administration, finance, projects, communication, liaison, and membership. The CNMF communicates with members through its website (https://www.commonwealthnurses.org) and a monthly e-News, keeping members up to date with important information and events. Current project work focus is on nursing and midwifery regulation and standards; mental health; and maternal and child health. The CNMF hosts an international conference each two years, the next conference will be held in London in March 2022.
AORTIC is dedicated to the facilitation of research and training as well as the provision of relevant and accurate information on the prevention, early diagnosis, treatment, and
palliation of cancer, including increasing public awareness of cancer and reducing the stigma associated with it. We strive to unite the African continent in achieving its goal to reduce the cancer burden on the continent and improve outcomes of the cancer patient in Africa through collaboration with health ministries and global cancer organisations.
Addressing the cancer burden and its disproportionate impact on developing countries is an urgent task that calls for increased international partnerships and collaborations. AORTIC has undertaken this task in order to build capacity for cancer advocacy, research and training in Africa.
Please bookmark our website www.aortic-africa.org where you will find complete
information on our organisation, Special Interest Groups and Committees you may wish to join as well as information about our Council members.
If you are part of the online community, be sure to follow us to get updates of upcoming events on our twitter handle @AORTIC_AFRICA or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Aortic.Africa/ & subscribe to our newly formed YouTube channel at: AORTIC YouTube Channel
Transform cancer control in Africa through collaboration in education, research and delivery of equitable and timely interventions to minimise the impact of cancer.
AORTIC VISION Africa, a continent where all have universal access to cancer care.
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Emirates Oncology Nursing Society
To enhance and advocate quality care, promote integrity and excellence in cancer nursing
Our mission is to provide a community for cancer nurses in the United Arab Emirates where together we will improve nursing care for cancer patients and their families. Promoting nurses role in cancer care and developing nursing leaders shaping the future of oncology missing car win the United Arab Emirates
Integrity, Advocacy and Excellence in promoting quality cancer care
Our aim is to provide a suite of free evidence based educational resources to cancer nurses in the Middle East. They will be added to throughout 2021.
These resources along with our position statements on pain and tobacco control can be found on our website http://www.emirates-ons.com/
We would love to have you join our society. Membership as an Associate Member is FREE. Please check our website by clicking on the http://www.emirates-ons.com/membership-1 link
The founding members of the Emirates Oncology Nursing Society are:
Ms. Tahani Al Dweikat, Ms. Suzanne Oakley, Ms. Rosemary Wasti and Mr. Khaled Al Qawasmeh
International Society of Paediatric Oncology
SIOP, founded in 1969, is the only global multidisciplinary society entirely devoted to paediatric and adolescent cancer. Over 1800 members worldwide from a wide range of healthcare specialties, including a strong and influential nursing voice, are dedicated to improving childhood cancer care regardless of patients’ geographic location. SIOP’s vision is that no child should die of cancer – cure for more and care for all. By promoting and advancing basic, clinical, and other research, and by supporting collaborative opportunities, SIOP members translate scientific discovery to improve survival chances and quality of care for children and adolescents with cancer. SIOP also prioritizes parent and caregiver support and recognizes children and adolescents are members of families needing attention as well. SIOP is advocating globally on behalf of all patients and families to ensure access to the best diagnosis, treatment, care and survivorship in consideration of locally available resources.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan is the UK’s largest cancer charity offering support to people with any type of cancer. They truly understand the many ways in which a cancer diagnosis can affect peoples’ lives and provide support, tools and inspiration to help people living with cancer, and the professionals that support them, to find their best way through their unique cancer journey.
Their strapline of ‘Whatever cancer throws your way, we’re right there with you’ says it all. Macmillan Cancer Support comprises of millions of supporters, professionals, volunteers and campaigners. Together they make sure Macmillan can ensure people with cancer are treated as individuals, and get the support they need to live their lives as fully as possible.
Macmillan involves patients and their carer’s in their work and are proactive at campaigning for better cancer care in the UK.
The International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care
(ISNCC) is an international membership organization of oncology nurse leaders dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people at risk for or living with cancer, promoting the nurse’s role in improving cancer care, and developing nursing leadership in cancer care delivery.
ISNCC was established in 1984 with a vision to lead the global nursing community in cancer control and a mission to maximize the influence of nursing to reduce the global burden of cancer. https://www.isncc.org
The Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) is an international multidisciplinary organization dedicated to research and education in all aspects of supportive care for people with cancer regardless of the stage of their disease. Founded in 1990, MASCC now includes members from more than 70 countries including low and middle income countries.
Because supportive care encompasses all aspects of care, it involves a variety of disciplines and specialists. Membership is open to nurses, medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists, dentists, dental hygienists, pharmacists, social workers, dieticians, outcomes specialists, psychologists, statisticians, infectious disease specialists, educators, representatives from industry and non-profit sectors, and others interested in supportive care.
Asian Oncology Nursing Society
The Asian Oncology Nursing Soiety (AONS) is a professional association for cancer nurses in the Asia region. Our vision is that cancer patients will receive best care from cancer nurses who are well prepared in providing high quality and science- based care. Our mission is to contribute to cancer nursing in the Asia region through the following charitable, educational and scientific purposes: 1) The collaborative exchange of clinical practice, education and research among AONS members; 2) Improving cancer care through exposing nurses to the latest evidence-based nursing practices; 3) Developing the nursing leadership in cancer care in Asia.