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 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.
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...