Partnership Excellence Award
The Partnership Excellence Award is awarded to individuals who have forged successful partnerships with organisations or other individuals.
This category rewards someone who has developed strategic partnership working with stakeholder groups to improve the experience and outcomes of people affected by cancer.
For example, they may have improved the way people work together or the way services are designed across sectors. Stakeholder groups may include partner organisations and people affected by cancer.
Possible evidence may include partnership working:
across acute/community/primary care
across health and social care
involving people affected by cancer
involving other sectors, eg academic, commercial or voluntary
at local, regional and national level
Barbara Machin, Macmillan specialist dietitian
York Health Services NHS Trust
If you have any questions about Barbara's work please email Macmillan development manager Lorraine McDonald.
Ben Heyworth, Macmillan project manager
Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
If you have any questions about Ben's work please email Macmillan development manager Julie Atkin-Ward.
NHS Forth Valley
If you have any questions about Sandra's work please email Macmillan development manager Tricia Daniel.
Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse, The Hillingdon Hospitals Trust.
Lorraine has worked to forge new partnerships with local and national organisations to provide innovative opportunities for people affected by cancer to engage in physical activity
during and after cancer treatment.
This has resulted in access to a wide range of activities including:
special access to dog walking with the Dog’s Trust
free golf taster lessons
community garden project
Read Lorraine's full case study [PDF]
Macmillan Nursing Services Manager, Cancer and Palliative Care, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.
Liz developed a survey to assess retrospectively the level of satisfaction of carers of our palliative care cancer patients relating to the support and care provided across East & North Hertfordshire and West Hertfordshire.
The aims of the survey were to:
measure how well carers’ needs are met
ensure that the key elements of the National End of Life Strategy and related standards/frameworks are being addressed.
identify any aspects of the carer’s experience where services and support can be improved
share key information with all care providers so that the whole experience for carers is reviewed and the appropriate teams address any areas for improvement
assess compliance against national end of life (EOL) initiatives.
Read Liz's full case study [PDF]
Macmillan Prison Project CNS Lead, County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust.
The Macmillan End of Life Prison Project delivers high quality palliative and end of life care services in a challenging environment.
In addition death in custody has been actively discouraged by prison staff as it incurs complex prison police and legal proceedings. Delivering high quality end of life care within a prison community is complicated by the nature and culture of this challenging and sometimes chaotic environment. Not only is there a tension between care, security and discipline but the nature of prison facilities, resources available and the lack of staff skills understanding and knowledge in this area of care all play a part.
Read Gill's full case study [PDF]