Development of online cancer resources to support pre-registration nurses and allied health professionals

Julie Armoogum, Vanessa Taylor, Susanne Cruickshank, Jayne Donaldson, Debbie Wyatt, Mary Tanay, Fiona Holdsworth, Florence Cook, Joanna McNamara, Claire Job, Tracy Rees, Laura Pope, Charlotte Howell, Lowri Sira-Parfitt, Libby Potter

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Cancer rates are increasing, and more people are living with cancer and its consequences. Healthcare students will be caring for people affected by cancer in all clinical contexts. However, pre-registration programmes can include limited cancer education and not all students will have the opportunity for a clinical placement in a cancer setting. This can result in healthcare students feeling unprepared to care for people affected by cancer. To address this need, nine e-learning modules, collectively called The Foundations of Cancer Care, have been developed to support students' knowledge, understanding and confidence about cancer. This article outlines the development and peer review of The Foundations of Cancer Care. The resultant modules are freely available to all those with an Open Athens account or NHS or UK university email address via the NHS Learning Hub (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S14-S18
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2023

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