Welcome to the website of the UK Chemotherapy Partnership – aiming to improve the quality and safety of chemotherapy delivery by sharing information, expertise and opinion. We open the door on the latest developments in chemotherapy service provision and give you access to NHS experts and their documentation to help you develop and improve your own service.

Chemotherapy service

Chemotherapy delivery can be complex and challenging. These are some of the practice innovations and developments within the UK aiming to improve the patient experience.

March 2016
Events & meetings

UKCP Systemic-Anti Cancer Therapy Masterclass
Programme to follow.  


Coming soon. We are very excited to announce this new online educational resource. It will initially include 6 modules on cancer and chemotherapy.

Our videos

Healthcare professionals sharing experiences of service developments, including patient information videos for patients embarking on the treatment pathway.

What's new

Achieving World-Class Outcomes-A Strategy for England 2015-2020

Five year plan to radically improve cancer outcomes.

2015 ASCO Annual Meeting-Highlights

Highlights from the 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting-Illumination & Innovation; Transforming Data into Learning

Recovery Package-Cancer Nursing Partnership

The CNP is working to roll out the Recovery Package

Understanding Cancer E-Learning

Understanding Cancer was launched in April 2012.


Latest news

Excess weight linked to 8 more cancer types

There's yet another reason to maintain a healthy weight as we age. An international team of researchers has identified eight additional types of cancer linked to excess weight and obesity: stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, ovary, meningioma (a type...

Breast cancer cells found to switch HER2 characteristics

A study led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators reveals how spontaneous changes in the molecular characteristics of tumours can lead to tumours with a mixed population of cells requiring treatment with several types of therapeutic...

NICE recommends crizotinib for lung cancer

NICE have announced their recommendation of crizotinib for people with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer who haven't received treatment before. Although it doesn’t cure the disease, crizotinib shrinks or slows growth of tumours by targeting ALK...

NICE recommends tipiracil for mCRC

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued final guidance recommending trifluridine/tipiracil, within its marketing authorisation, as an option for treating metastatic colorectal cancer, in adults who have had previous...

Nanofibre scaffolds demonstrate new features in the behaviour of stem and cancer cells

A discovery in the field of biomaterials may open new frontiers in stem and cancer cell manipulation and associated advanced therapy development. Novel scaffolds are shown enabling cells to behave in a different but controlled way in vitro due to the...