Educational Resources

On this page you will find information about courses which may be of interest to ABS nurse members

Introduction to Breast Care

Introduction to Breast Care is a 12 week online interactive tutor mediated course and has been developed through a collaboration between Blended Learning UK, based at the James Paget University Hospital, in collaboration with the ABS

 The course is designed to introduce Staff Nurses, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Radiographers, Junior Doctors, Medical Students and Physician Associates, working in the UK and globally to the principles of contemporary Breast Care Practice which is a much-needed service in light of the increasing incidences of breast cancer worldwide

The course is flexible and can be completed at your own pace throughout the week at a convenient time for you. It also allows you the opportunity to review any aspect of the course as many times as required. Topics will be released weekly and will take approximately 2 hrs per week to complete over the length of the course which is 12 weeks in total

Topics Covered

  • The evidence-based theory behind modern management of breast diseases
  • Role of Breast Care Nurse, Radiographer, Physician Associates in breast service delivery
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Understanding Breast Cancer and its importance
  • Risk Factors
  • Breast Awareness
  • Breast Screening
  • History-taking & Clinical Examination (Triple Assessment)
  • Imaging Overview of Benign Breast Disease
  • Overview of Breast Cancer
  • Overview of Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) breast care management
  • Managing Side Effects of Cancer Treatment
  • Role of Physiotherapy and Lymphoedema management


 Course Fee: £500

Discount rates may be available. To check eligibility please email with the following information: Which country do you currently practice in? What is your professional registration number? eg NMC


Qualification Available - Eligible for 24hrs of CPD certification, depending on levels of engagement


The next courses for 2024 will be:

April 29th - July 21st 2024

Sept 23rd – Dec 15th 2024


For more information see the Blended Learning UK website Blended Learning UK or e-mail


ACCEND Cancer Hub

NHS England’s elearning for healthcare and the ACCEND Workforce Education and training team have developed a new cancer workforce education and training hub to support the Aspirant Cancer Career and Education Development programme (ACCEND).

The ACCEND cancer hub will be a one stop shop for the cancer workforce who support people with a lived experience of cancer. The ACCEND cancer hub has been developed to provide a ‘go to’ place where healthcare professionals can find resources, elearning, linked to the Career Pathway, Core Cancer Capabilities in Practice and Education Framework. The ACCEND cancer hub provide resources, information, and education and training to support skills and capability building as well as career pathways.

Phase 1 of the launch of the ACCEND cancer hub features 9 elearning modules called ‘Foundations of Cancer Care’ specifically aimed at the pre-registration workforce to provide core knowledge and understanding about the foundations of cancer care - what cancer is, how it develops, the impact on patients and families, communication, the role of research and how to look after themselves and their colleagues.

There is also a comprehensive toolkit designed for those working in the supportive and assistive workforce which is broken down into the CORE training and education.

Visit the Hub here