Care of the Patient with an Acute Oncology Indication module

This online module is designed for registered health professionals who are required to assess and/or manage the care of patients with an acute oncology indication. This includes staff working in emergency services, acute medicine and community services.


Starting date

4 Sept 2023

Course lead

Michael Flynn


12 weeks
150 Hours

Module lessons

Michael Flynn

Michael Flynn is the current, and to date only, Acute Oncology Nurse Consultant at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT). Michael has worked with colleagues at Guy’s Cancer, South East London Cancer Alliance and Guy’s Cancer Academy to build and develop the GSTT Acute Oncology Service, supporting one of the major Cancer Centres in the UK over the past 12 years.

Since starting in cancer nursing as a 2nd year Registered Nurse at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane Australia on 5 June 1989, Michael has built a career within oncology and haematology that focuses on recognising, assessing, and treating unwell cancer patients utilising a collaborative multi-professional approach.

Michael is a firm advocate of Advanced Practice nursing. He graduated with a Master of Science (MSc) in Advanced Practice from King’s College London and is a registered Independent Prescriber. Currently he is undertaking a graduate certificate in Health Professions Education with University College London, and is looking forward to ongoing collaboration with Guy’s Cancer Academy.

Outside of work Michael enjoys reading, cooking (well maybe just barbecuing) and spending time with his wife and two cockapoos, as well as constantly financing his two adult children.

Kiruthikah Thillai

Kiruthikah is a consultant medical oncologist and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. During specialist training she was awarded a Wellcome Trust fellowship to undertake a PhD in cancer biology. 

She is the current lead for Medical Oncology and the deputy Clinical Director for Oncology at GSTT.

She has extensive experience in postgraduate education and was the former education lead for junior doctors in Oncology at GSTT and co-created a wellbeing programme for junior staff