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Cancer Nursing Practice

Cancer Nursing Practice is the only practice-based journal in the UK that covers all aspects of nursing adults and children with cancer.

It publishes original research, updates in policy or in practice guidelines in the field of cancer care, descriptions of practice, literature reviews, case studies, shorter opinion articles and commissioned book reviews.

It also publishes continuing professional development articles to inform, support and educate nurses working in this field of practice, and to help contributors and their readers prepare for revalidation.

Cancer Nursing Practice sample edition, May 2020
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Cancer Nursing Practice, May 2020

If you have an idea for an article or how to develop the journal online or in print, the editorial team wants to hear from you. We have a particular focus on the following areas:

  • Pain management
  • End of life care
  • Immunotherapy
  • Research
  • Patient experience
  • Children's care
  • Advanced practice
  • Clinical nurse specialist roles
  • Living with and beyond cancer
  • Management of treatment side effects

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When you are ready to submit your article, you should do so online through Editorial Manager.

Meet the editors

Jennifer Sprinks


Jennifer has worked as a journalist for more than 15 years for a range of national and trade titles, including The Independent, The Guardian and the Local Government Chronicle. She joined RCNi more than seven years ago as a news reporter for Nursing Standard magazine.

Before taking up this post, she worked as a freelance journalist and communications consultant. She was also the media manager for the think tank, the Local Government Information Unit. Jennifer has a wealth of experience in news and feature writing, editing, press release writing and creating communications strategies. She is also experienced in events management, public speaking and conducting research for organisations.

She has a bachelor of science degree in European Union studies from Cardiff University and a master of science degree in Development Studies from London South Bank University, as well as a London School of Communications postgraduate qualification in periodical journalism. She speaks French, Spanish and Japanese and enjoys dance, reading, travel and music. Jennifer is also editor of Nursing Management.

Email: jennifer.sprinks@rcni.com
Tel: +44(0)20 8872 3149
Twitter: @RCNi_Sprinks

Carole FarrellCarole Farrell

Consultant editor of Cancer Nursing Practice

Carole is a lecturer in clinical practice at the University of Bolton. She previously held the post of research fellow at the Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, and worked within the Christie Patient Centred Research (CPCR) group. Carole was also honorary lecturer / teaching fellow in nursing at the University of Manchester. Her doctorate focused on oncology specialist nurses’ roles and nurse-led clinics, including an ethnographic study of nurse-led chemotherapy clinics. She is the lead for research on older people with cancer; recent studies include a longitudinal study to understand the effect of chemotherapy on patients over 65 years, and a qualitative study focusing on information needs and decision making for patients with cancer and dementia. Current research includes developing a patient-reported experience measure for people with secondary breast cancer.

Carole has almost 30 years’ clinical experience as an oncology nurse. Previous roles include clinical nurse specialist and advanced nurse practitioner. She has more than 60 publications, including a book on Advanced Nursing Practice and Nurse-led Clinics in Oncology, which was published in September 2015.

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