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Transforming Care in Cancer and Chemotherapy Nursing


This two-day professional development course is designed by academic teaching experts in partnership with Spire Healthcare. Designed to give you the knowledge and skills needed to effectively deliver the right patient care for patients receiving chemotherapy and novel treatments.

Jane Denton CBE, our speaker on Preserving Fertility has a wide experience of the clinical, scientific and ethical challenges presented by the advances in reproductive technologies. Jane is currently working with the RCN on fertility preservation and is keen to present this work to cancer nurses. 

Structure and content


Day 1 New Cancer Treatment Sessions

12.00pm Registration opens and refreshments 

1.15pm Welcome and introduction; Simon Oldroyd, Pro Vice-Chancellor/Dean Faculty

             of Health and Life Sciences 

1.30pm History of Clinical Trials; Lynn Furber, De Montfort University

2.05pm Immunotherapies; Adrian Nicholson

2.40pm Hormone Therapies; Adrian Nicholson

3.10pm Refreshment break and exhibition viewing 

3.40pm Targeted Cancer Therapies; Mohammed Karolia

4.45pm Patient Perspectives; Karen Ford

5.30pm Day 1 Close

Course Dinner in the evening


Day 2 Communication and psychosocial Sessions

9.00am Communication Skills; Lynn Furber, De Montfort University

9.50am Making Every Contact Count; Adam Williams

10.35am Refreshment break and exhibition viewing

11.00am Survivorship; Jane Pickard

11.50am Preserving Fertility; Jane Denton CBE 

12.35pm Lunch and exhibition viewing


Day 2 Providing Safe Care Sessions

1.30pm Managing acute oncology emergencies; Philipa Jones

2.35pm Managing extravasation; Speaker to be confirmed

3.25pm Refreshment break and exhibition viewing

3.40pm Safety of Care and CQC Inspections; Deb Scott

4.10pm Day 2 Close


Course objectives

There are always new developments in relation to caring for those patients who are receiving chemotherapy and novel cancer treatments. The aim of this course is to share knowledge and best practice in these developments to keep our clinical practice fresh and up to date. 

What you will achieve

Successful completion of this course will count towards your continued professional development and you will be awarded a certificate.

Our experts

Jane Denton  CBE, FRCN, RGN, RM

Jane is Director of the Multiple Births Foundation (MBF), a charity which works with professionals to raise awareness and improve services to meet the specific and special needs of multiple birth families. Her professional background is nursing and midwifery with a specialist interest in infertility and genetics. Jane led the development of the nursing team in one of the first IVF programmes in the UK. As the implications of multiple births arising from infertility treatments began to emerge in the late 1980s Jane moved to the MBF to address the problems, and became Director in 1998. She has written and lectured extensively on all aspects of multiple births and has contributed to substantial change in public and professional attitudes towards them.

A former member and deputy chair of the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority and a founder member of the Royal College of Nursing Fertility Nursing Forum, Jane has wide experience of the clinical, scientific and ethical challenges presented by the advances in reproductive technologies. She is Sub-editor for Nursing, Counselling and Ethics for the journal “Human Fertility” and was made a Fellow of the RCN in 2006, an Honorary Fellow of the British Fertility Society in 2008, and was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2007 for services to nursing and healthcare.

Adrian Nicholson

Adrian is a cancer pharmacist working at University Hospitals Leicester where his current role focuses on the set up and management of cancer clinical trials. Adrian also works operationally one day a week, which involves screening chemotherapy prescriptions and working in the aseptic laboratory. Adrian has been a pharmacist since 2008, working specifically with cancer patients since 2012. In that time he has become qualified as an independent non-medical prescriber and is currently working towards an MSc in Cancer Management from Newcastle University. Adrian is also a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA), the latter of which he was previously a member of the Education and Training committee.

Philippa Jacqueline Jones

Philippa is the Macmillan Associate Acute Oncology Nurse Advisor, a role that has national and regional responsibilities in the development of Acute Oncology Services in the UK. Philippa also leads the UKONS Acute Oncology Members Interest Group. Philippa has led the development and update of the UKONS 24 hour triage tool for the management of oncology/haematology helpline for patients, which is now used widely in the UK and internationally. As a lead chemotherapy nurse, Philippa identified a need to  improve emergency and unplanned care for cancer patients, and applied her previous extensive critical and emergency care experience and knowledge to helping with the development of Acute Oncology Services.


Delivery of this course to be confirmed.


The course is held over two days with the following options for attending;

  • Course, Accommodation for Thursday and Friday evenings with breakfast, and Course Dinner on Friday evening - £400.00
  • Course, Accommodation for Friday evening with breakfast, and Course Dinner on Friday evening - £340.00
  • Course, Course Dinner on Friday evening, no accommodation - £280.00



To be confirmed. For further information email

Contact us

For more information contact Jude Lewis our Course Administrator;

T: +44 (0)116 257 7775