How a ‘passport’ can cut times on cancer nurse training and ease the transition between jobs

Cancer nursing could be moving towards a UK standard of practice, with nurse training being aligned to the same competency framework.
SACT Competency Passport

Cancer nursing could be moving towards a UK standard of practice, with nurses being trained in line with the same basic competency framework

The UK-wide standard of practice would mean cancer nurse specialists no longer need obligatory retraining when they move hospital and their hard-earned qualifications continue to be recognised.

Trusts in London have agreed to adopt the UK Oncology Nursing Society’s (UKONS) Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) Competency Passport.

Clinical assessments

22.5 hours The average time taken to complete the passport theory section during the pilot scheme

The ‘passport’, piloted across eight organisations in London, comprises a workbook on SACT theory and clinical practice assessments, as well as annual reaccreditation.

It is a revised version of the All Wales Clinical Competencies for the Safe Handling and Administration of Cytotoxic Chemotherapy framework, implemented


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