Innovation Excellence Award
The Innovation Excellence Award is awarded to individuals who have shown forward thinking in developing a new product or service.
This category focuses on novelty and innovation in: service or product development; delivery; improvement and redesign in a geographical area; service; or organisation.
We’re looking for examples of new approaches introduced to planning and delivering services or products.
The approach will have demonstrated best practice and had a positive impact on:
Quality – the standard of the provided service or product has improved
Productivity – the service or product is more efficient and effective
Outcomes – the service or product provides better outcomes for people affected by cancer than before
Experience of care – the service or product has improved the quality of care and more effectively meets the diverse needs of people affected by cancer.
Where possible, you’ll need to demonstrate how the service or product:
Challenges custom and practice
Is truly innovative and developmental, pushing boundaries in service delivery and improvement
Is evidence based, and can be shown to be based on sound research and or experience
Has been developed with other stakeholders, and can be shown to have had an impact on how other services or products are provided
Has been improved or redesigned.
If you have any questions about Anna-Marie's work please email Macmillan Development Manager David Seychell.
Morven MacLean, Macmillan Volunteering Manager
If you have any questions about Morven's work please email Macmillan Development Manager Tricia Daniel.
Dr Jane Winter
Macmillan Consultant Colorectal Nurse, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Jane Winter has led the implementation of a Macmillan supported patient triggered follow up (PTFU) for colorectal cancer patients at University Hospital Southampton.
From first concepts advocated by the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative she has grasped and developed the vision of PTFU, particularly in articulating to others how this could be used to enhance person-centred care and deliver a range of services at the most appropriate time and place, with the patient at the centre of the planning.
Read Jane's full case study [PDF]
Macmillan End of Life Care Lead, East Lancashire Hospitals Trust.
Erin Bolton in association with Catherine Hargreaves has developed an innovative education tool in the form of a play which demonstrates the importance of the use of end of life care tools and the benefit of holding discussions with loved ones before death.
This short play is humorous, informative and has real impact on the audience. Macmillan supported the production of this play on DVD for use as a national teaching aid for end of life care facilitators. Performance of the play to different audiences, live or over the media and via the CD has raised awareness of key issues in relation to end of life and end of life care amongst both the public and care professionals.
Read Erin's full case study [PDF]
Macmillan Network Lead Chemotherapy Nurse, The Greater Midlands Cancer Network.
Central West and Wales UK Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS) members have developed, designed and piloted the UKONS oncology/haematology 24 hour triage, rapid assessment and access tool kit.
It is a risk assessment tool that, if used correctly standardises and supports excellent practice, improving quality and safety and providing evidence of service provision. The tool provides a robust framework for triage assessment, action and audit.
Read Philippa's full case study [PDF]
Read Eryl's full case study
In 2007 she secured funding for the first Macmillan Speech and Language Therapist post in Wales, to work with radiotherapy patients
Recognising the inequity of service provision to those living in rural areas she developed a telerehabilitation study, utilising videoconferencing equipment to provide remote therapy and support for patients from West Wales.
As a result of this work, she secured £250,000 funding for two further Macmillan speech and language therapy posts to implement this model of service delivery
She is a recognised expert in her field within and outside her profession, and has been instrumental in promoting this way of working.