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Our work

Find out more about the work of the RCN Cancer and Breast Care Forum and the other organisations we work with

Our strategy

  • To promote the Career and Education Framework for Cancer Nursing among nurses and ensure its integration into workforce plans across the UK
  • Continue to work collaboratively with a range of nursing, charitable and government bodies
  • To maximise opportunities to listen and extend our reach with members through social media
  • To engage with other forums to share messages about cancer of relevance to all nurses

What we are currently working on:


  • Career and Education Framework for Cancer Nursing – Update framework to include nursing associates and work to have the framework integrated into workforce planning programmes across the UK.
  • Working in a Breast Cancer Speciality – update the guideline document.
  • Working on a number of position statements relating to the work of cancer nurses.
  • Working with the cytotoxic safety for healthcare professionals group.

Leading, collaborating, influencing

The RCN and its forums are invited to participate in many cross working and multidisciplinary workstreams. Below are a selection of some of the activities that members of the Cancer and Breast Care Forum are involved in on your behalf.

  • Member of the Independent Cancer Taskforce Advisory Group/strategic workforce (England).
  • Member of Cancer Surgery Clinical Reference Group, NHS England.
  • Member of Older People with Cancer Expert Reference Group (UK).
  • Member of Cytotoxic healthcare safety research consortium.
  • Member of Cancer Nursing Partnership.
  • Member of Advisory group for European Oncology Nursing Society.
  • Contributor to the All Party parliamentary Group on Specialist Cancer Nurses.

Page last updated - 13/07/2021