New ACCEND Cancer Hub – Now Available
NHS England’s elearning for healthcare and the ACCEND Workforce Education and training team have developed a new cancer workforce education and training hub to support the Aspirant Cancer Career and Education Development programme (ACCEND).
The ACCEND cancer hub will be a one stop shop for the cancer workforce who support people with a lived experience of cancer. The ACCEND cancer hub has been developed to provide a ‘go to’ place where healthcare professionals can find resources, elearning, linked to the Career Pathway, Core Cancer Capabilities in Practice and Education Framework. The ACCEND cancer hub provide resources, information, and education and training to support skills and capability building as well as career pathways.
Phase 1 of the launch of the ACCEND cancer hub features 9 elearning modules called ‘Foundations of Cancer Care’ specifically aimed at the pre-registration workforce to provide core knowledge and understanding about the foundations of cancer care – what cancer is, how it develops, the impact on patients and families, communication, the role of research and how to look after themselves and their colleagues.
There is also a comprehensive toolkit designed for those working in the supportive and assistive workforce which is broken down into the CORE training and education which includes:
- The Foundations of Cancer Care (this has been written and developed for the pre-registration workforce, however this will be a useful and interesting resource for the supportive and assistive workforce.
- The Care Certificate
- Essentials of Cancer Care
- Personalised Care Planning for People with Cancer
- The Principles of Cancer Care
- Macmillan Evidenced Based Learning
This training and education is linked to the Career Pathway, Core Cancer Capabilities in Practice and Education Framework so that the supportive and assistive workforce have the fundamental knowledge and understanding of cancer and its consequences.
The toolkit is also full of MORE training. This will support your learning, increase your knowledge and awareness of cancer and other long-term conditions.
You can also expect to gain an understanding of the ACCEND programme, national framework and implementation guides to inspire you to work in this brilliant speciality.
The ACCEND programme is developing a range of learning opportunities to provide a definitive career and development pathway for those working in supportive and assistive in cancer, nurses and allied health professionals aspiring to work and working in cancer care.
Phase 2 will look to enhance these existing toolkits and incorporate further resources based on user feedback following launch.
We will also be developing content for the registered, enhanced and advanced levels of practice as well as, leadership and consultant level so there is something for everyone – at all levels of practice.
These are currently being developed and will be available later this year.