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British Psychosocial Oncology Society

BPOS:  Promoting the advancement of education, clinical practice, and research in psychosocial oncology

A member of the IPOS International Federation of National Psychosocial Oncology Societies

The British Psychosocial Oncology Society (BPOS), founded in 1983, aims to advance and promote knowledge of psychosocial oncology. We welcome members from across the disciplines, who have an interest in education and research in psychosocial oncology. Our members work not only with people who have been diagnosed with cancer but also their families, friends and the professionals who care for them through all stages of the care pathway.  We warmly welcome you to our site and hope you will join us on our journey!

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2yrs after cancer diagnosis, severe fatigue was prevalent in 51.5% breast, colorectal & prostate cancer survivors. 53% were inactive or had ↓ activity levels.
This highlights an issue & we must now look to HOW we fix it. Accessible services are needed.

“Ageing is inevitable, but how we age is not. Our current rates of chronic illness, mental health conditions, disability and frailty could be greatly reduced if we tackled the structural, economic and social drivers of poor health earlier.”


To the #EoLC community - we have two new webinars available - one about learning from deaths in accordance to the National guidance - and another about NHS England's EoLC test site, @DorsetCCG, as they improve personalisation in their services: https://t.co/EOyMp2EsLU

Posters, leaflets, training materials, & electronic guides to support General Practice to deliver improved patient choice #PersonalisedCare - please share! https://t.co/pwZR1G1Dxf

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3 new IPOS webinars

IPOS has 3 new webinars that are open to members and non-members, with current members having access for free.

  1. NEW! Children of parents with cancer
  2. NEW! Advanced parental cancer
  3. NEW! Resilience

Free access to Psycho-Oncology for members via this site

Psycho-Oncology (published by Wiley) is the affiliated journal for BPOS and IPOS. Previously BPOS members were able to select if they wanted journal access and paid an additional fee (at a reduced rate) that we passed on to Wiley. BPOS has recently signed a 3 year contract with Wiley which entails the Society paying a yearly fee entitling all BPOS members to free electronic access to Psycho-Oncology.

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