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Specialist training bursary scheme piloted by lymphoma charity

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Specialist nurses have until the end of this week to apply to a new bursary scheme that supports the further education of haematology and oncology nurses.

The scheme, launched by national cancer charity the Lymphoma Association, will cover registration fees for masterclasses to be delivered this autumn.

Up to 30 people will be able to attend the training aimed at clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners working in haemato-oncology.

“There are many nurses who are keen to participate in further education about lymphoma but who are unable to access the funding for the cost of registration and travel”

Helen Mee

“We are piloting this bursary scheme because we recognise that there are many nurses who are keen to participate in further education about lymphoma but who are unable to access the funding for the cost of registration and travel,” said the charity’s education and training manager Helen Mee.

“We know there is often a lack of lymphoma-specific support available so we feel it’s important to make education and training possible for those delivering that care and support,” she added.

The training days, which will be held in London in October and Leeds in November, focus on the latest innovations in lymphatic cancer treatment and management of symptoms.

Alongside the bursary, applicants with a journey of more than 25 miles can also apply for funding to cover travel costs.

The pilot scheme will be reviewed early next year and could be continued if successful.

Applications must be in by 25 September.

 

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