Guy’s Cancer team nominated

Congratulations to the Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy team who are shortlisted for a Nursing Times Cancer Nursing award.

The Systemic Anti-Guys cancer SACTCancer Therapy (SACT) team at Guy’s Cancer [pictured right] has been shortlisted for the Nursing Times Cancer Nursing award for their work on the SACT Competency passport.

This national project is led by Dr Catherine Oakley, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust Chemotherapy Nurse Consultant, initially on behalf of the London Lead Cancer Nurses. Dr Verna Lavender (Head of Guy’s Cancer Academy) wrote the learning outcomes framework and Mary Tanay (Senior Teaching Fellow, King’s College London) is on the project team.

The project has been hugely successful through support from the UK Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS) and CapitalNurse. This unique passport ensures that patients will benefit from high quality care that is equally focused on safe drug delivery and supportive care. Nurses are now moving to other trusts with completed passports which is reducing the time required to assess them within their new place of work.

The SACT Passport is now available on the National Electronic Staff Record. This is the first specialist competency to be available to be recorded in this way and adds to the portability of the Passport.

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