Oralieve :  Dry Mouth Relief CPD modules

These bite-sized educational modules have been designed to be completed in-between seeing patients or during lunch breaks to fit in with your busy schedule.

Completion of all modules will provide a grand total of 2.5 hours verifiable CPD.

Information and access is on the following website link:



The Management of Head and Neck Cancer – Professional Course

A professional course in The Management of Head and Neck Cancer, is open to Allied Health Practitioners, Nursing Practitioners, and Students who wish to apply.

This module can contribute towards:

  • MSc Advanced Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Specialist Practice
  • Professional Development Awards

Information, and application is available on the following website, at the University of the West of England.


Study Day: Supportive Measures & Palliative Therapies in Head and Neck Cancer 

Study Day: Supportive Measures & Palliative Therapies in Head and Neck Cancer

Scheduled for: Friday, 25th June 2020 at 9.30am

Information and Tickets are available on the following link:


Updates in Management of Thyroid Cancer, Virtual Conference Tuesday 9th March 2021

It is with great delight that we wish to announce that we are holding another Royal Marsden meeting on “Updates in Management of Thyroid Cancer”, this time in a virtual format due to the on going pandemic. The event will be hosted on the Royal College of Physicians, London Virtual platform on Tuesday 9th March 2021. The aim of this meeting is to provide an update on what is new, clinically relevant and indeed controversial in the management of patients with thyroid cancer. We have selected what we believe to be some of the most important current issues for discussion and we have asked experts from the UK and distinguished guest speakers from abroad. We hope to stimulate in depth discussions on each topic with ample opportunity provided to ask questions and to express your own views.
The meeting is open to all professionals involved in the challenge of caring for patients with thyroid cancer including or in particular clinicians and senior nurses. We very much hope that you will be able to join us for this meeting.

Register: www.royalmarsden.nhs.uk/studydays
Cost: £60 per delegate

12:30 Welcome and Introduction: Dr Kate Newbold
12:40 Update on HoT Trial: Professor Dae Kim
13:00 Transoral Surgical Options in Thyroid Cancer: Mr Enyi Ofo
13:20 Molecular Profiling to Guide Surgical Extent: Mr Sam Chan
13:40 Surgical Case Panel Discussion
Chair: Professor Vinidh Paleri
Panellists: Professor Dae Kim, Miss Aimee N. Di Marco, Prof Saba Balasubramanian, Mr Enyi Ofo

14:30 Break

14:45 Risk Stratification in DTC: From Detection to Final Follow up. Professor R. Michael Tuttle
15:05 Targeted and Immun0 Therapies in ATC: Professor Maria E. Cabanillas
15:25 Targeted Therapies in MTC: Dr Kee Wong
15:45 How Best to Support Patients and Families with MTC: Mrs Sonja Hoy
16:00 Break
16:15 Advanced Thyroid Panel Discussion
Chair: Professor R. Michael Tuttle
Panellists: Professor Maria E. Cabanillas, Dr Kee Wong, Professor Sophie Leboulleux Dr Kate Garcez
17:05 Introduction to TIRO: Professor R. Michael Tuttle
17:15 Update on UK Trials and Expanded Access Programs: Professor Jonathan Wadsley
17:35 Closing Remarks: Dr Kate Newbold

Get in touch: Conferenceteam@rmh.nhs.uk 020 7808 2921

CPD accreditation applied for from The Royal College of Physicians

CNS Vacancies

We have two Clinical Nurse Specialist vacancies at the The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust …

  1. For a Surgical CNS in Head & Neck and Thyroid, altered airway experience essential.
  2. Clinical Oncology CNS Thyroid and Head & Neck, dual site at the RMH, altered airway experience essential.

Full time band 7 will have inner London weighting with opportunities to do further education, which is supported and funded.

If you require further information please contact me on the numbers shown below.

Closing date 02.10.20

Interviews October – If required the interviews will be via video link in view of Covid 19 restrictions.

Sonja Hoy

Lead Nurse Thyroid, Head & Neck Oncology

Lead Nurse Radiation Protection

Telephone : 020 8661 3112

Switch Board : 020 8642 6011 ext 1424

2020, what a year so far….

 A lot has happened this year, with changes to the committee membership roles and not forgetting the ongoing Covid19 pandemic!

Whilst the BAHNON team are committed to providing support and up-to-date advice to its members, this has been very challenging since the beginning of the year, with most of us tied up with our primary clinical roles.

What we do know is that we hope to try and update the website further with more content over the course of the year and try to figure out how we can arrange our next conference safely in 2022.

As always, you can email us for any enquires or sharing of best practice. Or request to join our Facebook page for an even easier way to network and stay in touch.

Ian Salmon, BAHNON Secretary.

World Head and Neck Cancer Day – 27th July 2020

The International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies invites (IFHNOS) you to observe July 27th as World Head and Neck Cancer Day. More information is available on the IFHNOS website http://ifhnos.net/whncd/Index

BAHNON 2021 conference, Liverpool – postponed…

Due to current Covid19 pandemic it is with a regret that we have postponed our planned conference next year 2021, which we were due to hold in Liverpool. This is extremely disappointing to us all as the conference provides not only a learning opportunity, but also a chance to network and support colleagues from all over the country. More info will follow in the coming months when the healthcare climate begins to return to a new normal.