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The Service Improvement Excellence Award is awarded to people who have improved a service.
In this category, we’re looking for someone who has shown commitment to making measurable improvements to the services offered to people affected by cancer.
Possible evidence may include:
Since having been appointed as Macmillan Nurse Consultant in GI consequences of cancer treatment, Ann has established a new clinical role, which has focused on:
- improving services for patients
- improving communication with patients and staff
- building team cohesion
- fostering research and education.
Read Ann's full case study| [PDF]
Sue’s vision and hard work have created a ‘flagship’ Centre, with some 60 staff and volunteers, which attracts over 12,000 attendees annually.
She has also made significant contributions to the improvement of supportive care at national and regional levels. In 2001 she secured Macmillan funds for 2.5 posts.
In 2005 she appointed new staff, expanded existing provision and developed and introduced new services. She also established three Outreach Centres to meet the needs of people in West Devon and East Cornwall. Since 2005 she has procured some £4.5 million to improve services at the Centre.
Read Sue's full case study| [PDF]
- In 2002 she developed a tool for assessing the needs of the local population to establish the service at that time and to forecast the needs of the service. She has since strived to ensure the service is implemented throughout Wales
- Authored the Wales Lymphoedema Strategy in 2010
- Secured £1 million recurring funding for Lymphoedema services in Wales.
- Appointed as the All Wales Lymphoedema Lead for the Welsh Assembly Government
- Successfully secured funding for the Macmillan Lymphoedema Education scheme in Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University (ABMU), which delivers education for health care professionals and people affected by this condition.
Read Melanie's full case study| [PDF]
As a GP and Macmillan GP, Dr Graeme Allan has led on the implementation of the Macmillan Cancer Information Centre in Southport, Merseyside. The Centre is unique in having a community base within an independent living centre.
The vision for the Centre sees cancer as a long term condition and makes close links with other services provided for people affected by long term health conditions such as Motability, home adaptations, welfare benefits and carer support.
Read Graeme's full case study| [PDF]
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