Clinical & Practical Issues in cancer care

Saturday 4 April 2020


This two day course is aimed at anyone working with patients, carers and family members affected by cancer; whether in health care settings, for a charity or in private practice.

On day one we will cover a broad overview of the aetiology and epidemiology of cancer as well as touching on the psycho-social and emotional impact of diagnosis for both patients and families.

On day two we will look at the biology of cancer and the principles of mainstream cancer treatments; their side effects; and how advances in scientific and medical research inform the potential of the personalised medicine of the future.

This course pairs with all of our other two day courses. It provides a wealth of information about the medical world of cancer care, leading to a broader understanding of the multi-faceted experience of working as a therapist in this field.

Janet Fielding (Manchester University, School of Nursing)

None: suitable for anyone working in a health care setting

There is often on-road parking on streets around the hospital at weekends but please take care to read the parking restriction signs carefully. Most of them are ‘Monday – Friday’ restrictions but there are some that are ‘Residents Only’ parking bays. Car Park C on Palatine Road and Car Park D on Wilmslow Road both have a £1.50 flat charge.

Dress code is ‘relaxed’. Tunics or uniforms are not required. For ‘hands-on’ courses we suggest loose and comfortable clothing that is easy to move around in. Please do not bring any valuables with you, we can not be responsible for loss or theft of any personal items whilst on hospital property

Lunch is not included but refreshments will be provided in the Rehab Unit throughout the day. There is cafeteria/coffee shop onsite where you can buy drinks, sandwiches, baked potatoes etc. There are also vending machines on-site where you can get soft drinks and a variety of snacks.

For further information please contact Sarah Wilkins: or 0161 446 8236

Please note my working days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Cancelled by us:

  • Courses will be cancelled with a minimum of 14 days’ notice
  • You may request a full refund or transfer of fees to another course
  • Pre-booked travel and personal expenses cannot be reimbursed

Cancelled by you:

  • Up to 14 days before the course you will be charged a £40 admin fee for cancellation and refund requests
  • Up to 14 days before the course you may transfer your fees to another course of the same value free of charge
  • No refunds will be given for cancellations with less than 14 days’ notice; fees may be transferred to a different course at our discretion.
  • To transfer fees to another course of a higher value you will be charged the difference and a £10 admin fee

Please have a copy of your ticket with you. We encourage you to bring it in a paperless format i.e on your phone or tablet or in the Eventbrite app.

Within the terms of our cancellation policy we will be happy to transfer your booking to a different course. Should that course be of a higher price we will ask you to pay the difference.

No. If you would like to transfer your booking to another person please contact us to make arrangements.

Lunch is not included but refreshments will be provided in the Rehab Unit throughout the day. The hospital has an on-site cafeteria serving hot & cold meal options as well as an M&S café, and a WHSmith where you can buy meal deals, drinks, sandwiches, and snacks. There are also plenty of vending machines all around the site where you can get soft drinks and a variety of snacks.

Please inform us of any nut or other food based allergies so that we can adjust the snacks if required.

Each weekend course totals a minimum of 12 hours of study time. You will only receive your certificate of attendance on completion of the full 12 hours.

For courses that include 24 hours of study time you will receive your certificate of attendance on completion of the full allotted 24 hours.

This will vary depending on the professional body or association(s) to which you belong. Some, for example the FHT or CNCH place the responsibility on each individual member to decide what their own personal professional development needs are; and place and hourly or point valued system based on the nature of each activity rather than the provider. Some, for example the AoR or CThA each have their own rationale for accepting CPD training hours only when done with their accredited providers. You will need to check the CPD policy of each of the organisations of which you are a member to know if this course will count towards your CPD.