Here's how you can become an ally in cancer care
10.08.2023 - 08:43
Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer, according to Cancer Research UK.
Cancer diagnoses can be devastating not only to the patient but their loved ones too, but more and more people survive cancer through early diagnosis and treatment. Understanding what patients are going through and helping them during their cancer journey can make all the difference.
Dr Jane McAdam is a podiatrist by background currently working at the University of Salford as the Associate Dean for Enterprise and Engagement in the School of Health & Society.
Jane’s role in the Allies in Cancer Care course is project lead.
She said: "We were really delighted to pull this course together with a great team behind me here at The University of Salford and also at The Christies. People who have been on the course to date are changing their practice as a result, which is benefiting their patients."
If you're an Allied Health Professional living and or working in the Greater Manchester Area, then register today. If you're still not sure if you're eligible here's a list of AHPs who will be accepted:
The course is now open to registered nurses too!
The course is virtual so you'll be able to fit it around your busy schedule at your leisure. The course consists of eight on-demand virtual topics. There's a short assessment at the end and the whole course would take you around 14 hours to complete - but as we said above you can dedicate as much or as little time to the course as you like to work around your shifts and lifestyle.
On completion you'll receive a CPD certificate , which AHPs and registered nurses can use as evidence towards their registration.
The course, which is delivered by experts in their field, will help AHPs and
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