Dr Neil Smith - Macmillan GP, NHS East Lancashire and NHS Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commissioning Groups
Neil spearheaded a project with a simple message: ‘Think cancer’. It’s had a huge impact on cancer care across 89 GP practices in the region, covering more than 400 GPs and 540,000 patients.
Through awareness events and partnerships with the two Clinical Commissioning Groups and other organisations, the project has ensured that all the practices in the area now have a lead cancer GP and practice nurse. As a result, more than 800 new patient reviews have been completed – 72% of them using the Macmillan template.
Neil has also worked with acute services to improve the cancer pathway and has supported people with cancer to produce patient information, helping to increase uptake of screening.
If you would like to find out more about Neil’s work please email Macmillan Development Manager Jeremy Such.