Australia and New Zealand Lung Cancer Nurses Forum (ANZ-LCNF)
Representing and leading the thoracic oncology nursing community, to increase the prominence, recognition and influence of our profession, for better patient care
The Australia and New Zealand Lung Cancer Nurses Forum is the peak group for lung cancer nurses dedicated to supporting people living with a thoracic malignancy. For over 10 years, the ANZ-LCNF has been bringing together passionate nurses with a common focus to improve patient care, healthcare delivery and outcomes for patients with lung cancer, their families and carers. This network provides an opportunity for debate, education and knowledge transfer throughout the continuum of treatment. You can join us by becoming a member today.
We welcome members from across Australia and New Zealand to join our vibrant community.Become a member
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Member of the month
"I love the privilege of going on this journey with the patient. To meet them at their often lowest and most vulnerable point and be the support for them." Sarah McLean shares the joys and challenges of her role, and her advice for others.Read more
This month's spotlights
Currently seeking an ACT Representative on the ANZ-LCNF Steering Committee
Do you live in the ACT and want to represent your region on the Steering Committee? If so, we would love you to join us! We currently have a vacancy on our Steering Committee for the position of ACT Representative. Are you passionate about patient care in lung cancer and want to bring your experience to a national level? Do you want to support and develop the lung cancer nursing profession? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this position.
Congratulations to Mary Duffy AM
It is with great pleasure that we congratulate Mary Duffy on being appointed Member of the Order of Australia for her significant service to medicine in the field of lung cancer. Mary was a founding member of ANZ-LCNF and the inaugural Chair from 2010 to 2020. Congratulations, Mary, on this fine achievement. You are an inspiration to us all.
Journal club: Crucial, Complex, Caring
This document, Crucial, Complex, Caring: A Professional Development Framework for Lung Cancer Nurse Specialists, has been developed by Lung Cancer Nursing UK to guide aspiring lung cancer nurses, those already in practice, managers and policy makers. It recognises the specialist skills and patient centred care lung cancer nurses provide. Check in with it to enhance your professional development and achieve better outcomes for people living with lung cancer.
What our members say!
"The ANZ-LCNF is a platform where we network and learn from each other. I have found the education seminars very resourceful, and they have helped me provide more targeted support to my patients."
- Sarah McGrath
Lung Cancer Nurse Coordinator, Eastern Health
If you’re a nurse who is passionate about thoracic oncology, we’d love for you to join us as an ANZ-LCNF member. It’s free and open to nurses across Australia and New Zealand.Become a member