NFGON Annual Conference
16th June 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland

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NFGON at the Advances in Gynaecological Cancers Conference
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Nurse Prescribing in Cancer Care Conference, 5 June 2017
Cancer Survivorship Summit
BGCS Annual Scientific Meeting 2017 – Save the date!
The Eve Appeal – Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month
Target Ovarian Cancer Survey
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust Volunteers
BGCS Conference 2016
2016 Conference Presentations

Nurse Prescribing in Cancer Care Conference, 5 June 2017

Monday 5 June 2017 at De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

This conference focuses on Nurse Prescribing in Cancer Care. Through national updates and practical case studies the conference will demonstrate how the effective use of nurse prescribing in cancer care can improve patient care, experience and outcomes. The conference will focus on developing competence and confidence in nurse prescribing in cancer care, including using the new National Competency Framework for all Prescribers.

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Cancer Survivorship Summit

Monday 20th February 2017
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

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This national annual summit takes a practical approach to improving practice and outcomes for those living with and beyond cancer, moving from surviving to thriving. 

Through national updates and practical case studies the conference aims to support you to deliver on the key priorities outlined by NHS England and develop effective cancer survivorship support and services. 

Sarah Benger, Living with and Beyond Cancer Programme Manager, NHS England will open the day with a national update from NHS England and will discuss delivering the quality of life metric, roll out of recovery package and stratified pathways. 

Topics will include:

  • What support do people with cancer, cancer survivors and their families need?
  • Sustaining recovery and delivering an effective recovery package
  • Delivering supported self management
  • Involving and engaging cancer survivors to improve survivorship services: Case study: Prostate Cancer
  • Living with and beyond cancer: Delivering an effective survivorship programme to improving outcomes and managing late effects
  • Living well: Delivering effective risk stratified follow up and remote surveillance

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Follow the conference on Twitter @HCUK_Clare #cancersurvivorship

Interested in Exhibiting at this event? Click here

This conference includes an exhibition for delegates to hear about, discover and takeaway details of new products and services.

Email: or call Carolyn Goodbody on 01932 429933

BGCS Annual Scientific Meeting 2017 – Save the date!

15th – 16th June 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland

The 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting of the BGCS will take place on 15th & 16th June 2017 at the Technology and Innovation Centre, Glasgow.
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Key dates
Abstract Deadline: 17th March 2017
Notification to Authors: 21st April 2017
Early Registration deadline: 28th April 2017

The Eve Appeal – Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month

On Thursday 1st September, The Eve Appeal is launching Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month (GCAM) to raise awareness of all five gynaecological cancers throughout the month (and beyond!). They will be encouraging women across the UK to #KnowYourBody and to be aware of the signs and symptoms of the five gynaecological cancers.

The charity knows that stigma, taboo and embarrassment are key barriers to women talking openly about signs and symptoms and seeking medical help. They also know that awareness of the gynae cancers themselves is very low. However, The Eve Appeal is determined to change this and make gynae cancers as easy to talk about without shame or embarrassment as breast cancer. 

That is why this September, Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month will focus on the concept of #KnowYourBody, which demonstrates the gynaecological knowledge gap among women of the UK about their own anatomy, gynae issues as well as cancers and their associated signs and symptoms. 

To find out more about The Eve Appeal’s activity throughout September, please visit


Target Ovarian Cancer Survey

Please take part in Target Ovarian Cancer’s Pathfinder 2016 Study. Target Ovarian Cancer completes their Pathfinder Study every three to four years. It includes surveys of GPs, gynae-oncology nurses, and women with ovarian cancer as well as mapping awareness in the general population. It shows what is working well but also what needs to change in the field of ovarian cancer.

We know how important the support of a gynae-oncology nurse is to women undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer, but we also know the increasing pressure and workloads you all face. As part of Pathfinder 2016 we want to draw attention to the importance of investing in gynae-oncology nurses, but we can only do this if we have enough responses to our survey.

The survey can be filled in online and should take no more than ten minutes to complete –

We know how much gynae-oncology nurses do, and how often you go above and beyond in supporting women with ovarian cancer, and with this survey and the wider Pathfinder Study, hope to show others how vital your role is and the difference it makes.

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust Volunteers

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust are currently looking for volunteers to help run their growing helpline, and we are especially interested in hearing from health care professionals who have experience and knowledge of cervical cancer or cervical abnormalities.

The Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust helpline offers reliable information, friendly support and useful signposting to women, and their loved ones affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. So far this year our helpline volunteers have helped over 600 people feel better informed, less isolated, and  more supported in their situations.

Our helpline advisors volunteer remotely from their own homes, and commit to a 3 hour shift twice a month.  The charity provides all of the helpline skills training, information, and support to succeed in this role. You will be joining a fantastic and supportive network of valued volunteers who really make a difference to women and their loved ones.

If you are interested, find out more and apply here –


BGCS Conference 2016

BGCS – 12-13TH May 2016 – ICC Birmingham

-Natalie Percival, President National Forum Gynaecology Oncology Nurses

The ICC Birmingham this year hosted a fantastic BGCS conference attended by a worldwide audience with a passion for gynaecology. The scientific programme was jam packed and each speaker and session provided key learning elements for us to take back to our everyday practice. It was great to see the presentation on endometrial cancer by Emma Crosbie as this really brought home the importance of endometrial cancer which had previously been discussed by Lousie Wan and Pierre-Martin Hirsch at the NFGON conference the day prior to BGCS. It was exciting for me to hear Professor Iain McNeish’s talk on BRCA and his support for the role of the clinical nurse specialist, which I am sure you all know, is a topic that I am passionate about.

The exhibition stands and poster viewing areas were busy with delegates and industry and provided excellent points for discussion with other members of the conference. I was excited to see that our NFGON member Philppa Lloyd won 3rd prize for her poster presentation on Learning Disabilities and Gynaecological Cancer: Recommendations for Accessing Care and Treatment. This was an NFGON funded bursary for Philippa and highlights the important work that the nursing community provide to the large medical conferences.

The meeting also provided NFGON committee with an opportunity to discuss our next conference alongside the BGCS in Glasgow in 2017 and early talks were had about the integration of the NFGON conference and the BGCS conference to bring you the best possible agenda.

Tracie Miles and I are also on the scientific committee for BGSC 2018 which will be hosted in London. If there is anything you want to present or any specific agenda items you feel are paramount for the programme, then please do get in touch. As always there will be nursing bursaries available.

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