May 2019

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Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) Passport launched on ESR

The UK Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS) has produced the Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy Competency (SACT) Passport for the safe handling and administration of Systematic Anti-Cancer Therapy.

North London Partners worked collaboratively with the ESR Team to establish a series of national competencies that are aligned to the SACT Passport learning outcomes, which is available to all NHS Trusts.

Cancer Nurses, Cancer Therapy Radiographers and Community Pharmacists can now complete the SACT Passport and arrange for it to be recorded onto their training record on ESR. There are 7 modules that make up the SACT Passport, which can be completed dependent upon your clinical setting.  The last module is the annual re-accreditation. 

This is a great opportunity for these staff groups to have one training record that encompasses their statutory and mandatory training as well as a clinical skill, namely the administration of chemotherapy drugs. 

By using ESR to record SACT competence, practitioners no longer need to maintain separate records for this clinical skill. They will also benefit from the additional functionality ESR offers, which includes reminder notifications for the annual re-accreditation competency and the ability for their training to be transferred from one NHS organisation to another through the IAT process - thereby eliminating the need for staff to repeat the training or prove completion of the competencies when commencing a new role.

The North London Partners, CapitalNurse and UKONS are encouraging all Learning and Development Leads and Practice Development Nurses across the country to support the uploading of completed competences onto ESR.

For further information regarding the UKONS SACT Passport and learning outcomes framework please visit the UKONS website.


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