Clinical oncology

  • Clinical oncology UK workforce census 2020 report New RCR workforce report shows oncologist shortages continue to impact patients
  • Nominate a colleague The RCR awards honours to Fellows and individuals who are not Fellows or members in recognition of contributions made to the work of the College and the two specialties.

    Nominations are open until 3 September 2021.

  • On target 2 Updated guidance for image-guided radiotherapy

    Guidance from the Radiotherapy Board


The Faculty of Clinical Oncology is working to promote the specialty on a wide platform of activities, setting standards for entry to, and practice in, clinical oncology, and leading and supporting clinical oncologists during their careers.

The work of the Faculty is developed by and with members and Fellows of the RCR and close collaborative working with other professional bodies and the public and patients. The RCR has set out a blueprint for the future of clinical oncology over the next decade: Clinical Oncology – the future shape of the specialty (PDF) as well as the workforce that will be needed to deliver future services: Clinical oncology workforce: the case for expansion (PDF)


Careers and recruitment

Guidance about careers and the recruitment process

Trainees learning how to outline tumours

Specialty training

Resources and the curriculum for trainees and trainers



Information about the FRCR examinations

Clinical oncologists planning patient treatment

Being a consultant

Resources to support you to carry out your role effectively

RCR Learning

Events and online learning opportunities


A listing of all oncology publications from 1992

Academic oncology and research

Resources for those interested in an academic career

CPD and revalidation

Resources to support continuing professional development and revalidation

Audit and Quality Improvement

Resources to support doctors undertaking clinical audit and quality improvement

Service delivery

Resources to help you to manage the service

Awards and prizes

Funding opportunities and Fellowships from the RCR


Everything you need to know about membership


Opportunities for professional networking

Faculty structure

How the work of the Faculty is managed and overseen

Partnership working

Multi-professional partnership in non-surgical cancer care is supported by several committees



New RCR workforce report shows oncologist shortages continue to impact patients

Latest staffing data from the RCR shows the NHS needs nearly 200 more clinical oncology consultants to meet demand for cancer care.
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Work on our journals

Getting involved with the journal provides an opportunity to broaden your network, collaborating with peers from around the world.

RCR Learning

Clinical oncologists at RCR18
Clinical oncology events programme

Oncology events and webinars organised by the RCR and external organisations

RCR Learning hub

Access the latest courses, podcasts, articles and completely new electronic CPD recording facilities.

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Proton beam therapy webinar series

The next session will cover lung and mesothelioma on Thursday 26 August. Led by Dr Ahmed Salem and Dr Crispin Hiley