26 May 2017

Join nurses from across the UK working together to improve blood cancer patient care

The Bloodwise Nurses Network is here to provide all nurses working in haemato-oncology an opportunity to learn from each other and share best practice to improve the standards of care for blood cancer patients

  • It's a network for professional development and opportunities to share ideas with other nurses about ways of working and best practice.
  • It provides easy access to the latest research information and care available for blood cancer patients.
  • It offers ways to get more involved in relevant and effective projects which work towards improving the lives of those affected by blood cancer. 

As a member of the network you can give as much or as little as you want to fit in with your nursing commitments. This could be anything from recieving regular communication from us, to taking part in surveys or focus groups, to being involved in or leading on a particular project or programme.

If you're a nurse working in haemato-oncology and would to get involved, then join the network.

How we support nurses

Online Education Resource: Introduction to haemato-oncology nursing

This RCN accredited training course has been designed for new starters in haemato-oncology or ward nurses working with blood cancer patients, who are looking to improve their knowledge of basic nursing practice. The resource can be used for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Written Reflective Accounts for NMC revalidation.

Enrol today or find out more: Introduction to Haemato-oncology Nursing 

Private Nurses Facebook Group

Join our private nurses Facebook group to connect with other haemato-oncology nurse colleagues from across the UK 

The Nurses Network email bulletin

If you would like to hear more about our work and opportunities to get involved, then join the Nurses Network to begin receiving our monthly eBulletin outlining all our work.

You can also take a look at our previous newsletters in case you missed anything!

June 2017May 2017 | April 2017 | March 2017 | February 2017 | January 2017

Cancer Nursing Partnership

Bloodwise is part of the Cancer Nursing Partnership. This partnership is made up of key nursing organisations and communities of practice who are working collaboratively to implement improvements in cancer care. The CNP is a unique collaboration representing over 22,000 nurses across the UK.

Currently working to support nurses in the delivery of the Recovery Package to people living with and beyond cancer across the UK, the partnership is made up of ourselves and:

  • Breast Cancer Care Nursing Network
  • British Association of Head and Neck Oncology Nurses -BAHNON
  • British Association of Skin Cancer Specialist Nurses- BASCSN
  • British Association of Urology Nurses- BAUN
  • Cancer Research UK Nurses (CRUK)
  • Consequences of Cancer and its Treatment- CCaT
  • East of England Strategic Clinical Network Cancer Nursing Lead- EoE SCN
  • European Bone Marrow Transplant (United Kingdom) Nurses and Allied Professions Group- EBMT UK NAP
  • Lymphoma Nurse Forum
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
  • National Colorectal Cancer Nursing Network- NCCNN
  • National Forum of Gynaecological Oncology Nurses- NFGON
  • National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses- NLCFN
  • Royal College of Nursing- RCN Cancer and Breast Care Forum
  • Royal College of Nursing- RCN Practice Nurses Association
  • United Kingdom Oncology Nursing Society- UKONS

The Cancer Nursing Partnership produce a monthly bulletin for members. Please visit the CNP website or download the latest issues below:

June 2017 | May 2017 | April 2017 | March 2017

Why we're working with nurses

We recently conducted the largest blood cancer patient research project known as Patient Need, our findings from which have guided all of our future work.  One of the key needs affecting blood cancer patient experience is access to nurses, so we are very keen to work with nurses to support the workforce as best we can, which will ultimately support us to improve patient benefit.  

Get to know our Nurses Network Steering Committee

  • Aisling MacCarthy,  St Bartholomew’s Hospital
  • Andie Guy, St Bartholomew’s Hospital
  • Caroline Kerr, Belfast City Hospital
  • Claire Barton, University College London Hospital
  • Gemma Trout, University College London Hospital
  • Gill Brisley, Hammersmith Hospital
  • Gillian Stewart, St James' Hospital
  • Joanne Gill, University Hospital of Wales
  • Jodie Nightingill, Broomfield Hospital
  • Karen Stanley, Guys Hospital
  • Kerry Baker, University College London Hospital
  • Kirsty Crozier, Churchill Hospital
  • Louise Soanes, University College London Hospital
  • Susan Neeson, Christie Hospital
  • Joanne Lindsey-Hill, Nottingham University Hospital
  • Kate Williams, Queen's Hospital
  • Darren Simpson, University College London Hospital
  • Alison Paterson, Lister Hospital

Upcoming Events

Find out about upcoming events you might be interested in across the UK

Advanced Communications Masterclass for Haemato-Oncology Nurses

Friday 11 May 2018 at Friends House 173-177 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ

If you would like any more details on the Nurses Network and how to get involved, please get in touch