Oncology and Palliative Care AHP Rehabilitation: An Introduction



  • Two million people in the UK had a diagnosis of cancer at the end of 2008.
  • There are currently 55,000 people living with cancer in Northern Ireland.
  • This is set to increase by 3.2% year on year; meaning by 2030 there will be 110,000 cancer survivors living in Northern Ireland.


As people are living with and beyond cancer, many are experiencing ongoing and long term physical, social, psychological and financial effects of the disease and its treatments. The challenge is for those living with and beyond cancer to get the care and support they need to live a healthy and independent life (National Cancer Survivorship Initiative, 2011). 


Rehabilitation and Allied Health Professionals have an integral role to play in cancer throughout the patient pathway. Interventions may be preventative, restorative, supportive or palliative, and delivered by clinicians in all directorates.

Learning Outcomes

After attending this study day participants will have gained:

  • An overview of cancer and its management
  • Cancer Survivorship – Regional and National Picture including NICaN & the AHP Forum
  • An awareness of the interventions for specific symptoms
  • Knowledge regarding new related developments/innovations in the area of cancer care
  • An insight into the benefits of AHPs working collaboratively


All AHPs mostly rotating Band 5 and Band 6 but also relevant to some Band 7s and

Band 8s (especially if new to clinical role)


Taught by local experts from the MDT

This programme is also available via Video Link at HSC Clinical Education Centre, Altnagelvin


Key Areas Covered

  • Overview of cancer and its management
  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Awareness and interventions



Please note you will be informed in advance if there is a direct cost to you or your organisation for your attendance at this programme.

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