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Make the British Gynaecological Cancer Society your society

3 November 2015

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the British Gynaecological Cancer Society Council we would like to invite you to join the Society and for you to become engaged in its work.

Through its active subgroups focused on commissioning, guideline development, non-surgical oncology, training and IT matters the BGCS provides a united voice at the highest level for all those with a vested interest in providing services for patients coping with the diagnosis of a gynaecological cancer.

Over the last year we have produced draft service specifications for gynaecological cancer services, an endometrial cancer guideline, an ovarian cancer guideline, a vulval cancer guideline in conjunction with the RCOG, have continued to support an annual trainees meeting in Oxford, have provided bursaries for nursing colleagues attending the annual conference, have provided expert representation to NICE on consultation documents and have been fundamental in ensuring that clinicians are at the very heart of the development of the new national ovarian cancer registry.

As an inclusive and active society there are many other projects that we are involved in and we encourage colleagues from all backgrounds to join including trainees, nurses, unit leads, oncologists, pathologists and radiologists. We are currently working with various different organisations including NCRI, NICE, NCIN, NCRS, RCOG, PHE, patient support groups, BSCCP, BSGE, NFGON and various academic centres. Moving forward we plan for our 2 day annual conference to provide parallel streams relevant to all our membership.

The Society is a rich mix of surgical, medical and clinical oncologists, unit leads, radiologists, pathologists and nurse specialists. Also we have trainee members.

Applying for membership is straight forward via our Society website. You will be notified rapidly of the progress of your application and asked to complete an online direct debit form. Members enjoy access to the members' area of the site and a reduced rate for subscription to the Annual Scientific Meeting. Members have regular email contacts regarding relevant national developments and a 6 monthly newsletter. You will have an opportunity to have a national role on the BGCS Council or as an Officer.

If joining the BGCS is not for you at present, it may interest you to know that our Society can accept charitable donations via its website to promote its work and so we would be grateful if you could highlight this on our behalf.

We look forward to you joining our growing list of members and to meeting you at one of our meetings.

Raj Naik, Simon Leeson, Phil Rolland
on behalf of the BGCS Council

Our administrator is Deborah Lewis and she can be contacted at or by telephone 07753 251675