Clinical oncology

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 RCR has set out a blueprint for the future of clinical oncology over the next decade: Clinical Oncology – the future shape of the specialty. Also reviewed is the workforce that will be needed to deliver future services: Clinical oncology workforce: the case for expansion.

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.


Careers & recruitment

Guidance about careers and the recruitment process


Specialty training

Resources and the curriculum for trainees and trainers



Information about the FRCR examinations


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


Resources to support doctors with their CPD to help and record their CPD


What you need to do to prepare for revalidation

Academic oncology and research

Resources for those interested in an academic career

Audit and QI

Resources to support doctors undertaking clinical audit

Service delivery

Resources to help you to manage the service

Awards and prizes

Funding opportunities and Fellowships from the College


Everything you need to know about membership

Clinical oncology monthly updates

Keep up to date with the latest news from the Faculty of Clinical Oncology


Opportunities for professional networking

Faculty and partnership working

The Boards and Committees are responsible for managing and overseeing the work of the Faculty


Timely delivery of radical radiotherapy: guidelines for the management of unscheduled treatment interruptions, fourth edition

Guidance on managing unscheduled interruptions to radical radiotherapy treatment. This edition is endorsed by the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), and is supported by The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists

Good practice guide for paediatric radiotherapy, second edition

The RCR, the CCLG, SCoR and IPEM have jointly developed the second edition of this guidance. The document is aimed at UK healthcare professionals and service managers involved in paediatric radiotherapy

Clinical oncology UK workforce census 2017 report

Providing detailed and robust information on the numbers, distribution and activities of all clinical oncologists in the UK, the clinical oncology UK workforce census is an invaluable in informing workforce planning across the UK. An infographic highlighting the key messages from this document is also available.
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