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The Macmillan Quality Environment Mark (MQEM) is a detailed quality framework used for assessing whether cancer care environments meet the standards required by people living with cancer. It is the first assessment tool of its kind in the UK.
The MQEM standards were developed in collaboration with over 400 people living with cancer and with numerous stakeholders, including the Department of Health. The MQEM programme initially awarded 14 pilot sites throughout the UK during 2009. Another 16 cancer care environments were awarded during 2010. The programme is ongoing and you can view the environments which have received this prestigious award|.
Apply for the Mark
You can apply for the Macmillan Quality Environment Mark for your cancer environment now. Find out how to apply and what the benefits are for your service. |
Whether you work in a hospital, hospice or a cancer and information support centre, we know that intelligent, sensitive design improves the wellbeing of people living with cancer. For instance, having enough space to chat in confidence to a nurse about your cancer diagnosis makes a real difference to how you cope with day-to-day life.
In meeting the MQEM standards, you're demonstrating to users of your environment that it is:
Once your environment has met the MQEM standards, the award is valid for a period of three years. Macmillan Cancer Support offers advice and support on an ongoing basis to enable you to continuously improve the physical environment within which people access your service.
If I went to a reception area and saw the mark, it would give me confidence to know that I was going to be treated as a person and in the best way possible. Rita, living with cancer
If I went to a reception area and saw the mark, it would give me confidence to know that I was going to be treated as a person and in the best way possible.
Rita, living with cancer
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