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The Team Excellence Award is awarded to teams who have made a significant contribution to their service or produced an exemplary piece of work.
In this category, the focus is on high-performing teams. We’re looking for those who’ve developed their roles, relationships and processes to create exceptionally integrated, high-quality and efficient service delivery for the benefit of people affected by cancer.
A team can be any group of people who work together to provide a service but must include at least one Macmillan professional. They should be multidisciplinary and work across sites and organisations.
The team should:
The team's key achievements include:
- developing a pro-active, multidisciplinary, co-ordinated approach, based on a holistic needs assessment undertaken soon after diagnosis, ensuring that people with lung cancer| had timely access to rehabilitation therapies
- provided about 3,200 face-to-face episodes of care and 2,800 telephone reviews, with 80% of new and 12% of follow-up assessments taking place in the patient’s home
- evaluated specific contributions of individual members of the team, for example, dietetic data (poster presentation at NCRI conference 2011, submitted for publication) and occupational therapy data (formed the basis of an MSc)
- provided teaching and training to a wide range of disciplines locally, regionally, nationally and internationally
- won Oncology Team of the Year in Pfizer 'Excellence in Oncology award' 2011; the judges stated that 'Andrew Wilcock’s team have created a well thought-out, innovative assessment structure that has resulted in patients benefitting from care based on their holistic needs. It could and should be considered as a standard of care.'
Read the Nottingham Macmillan Lung Cancer CARE Service's full case study| [PDF]
The Central and Eastern Cheshire End of Life Care Service Model (EOLSM), is a dynamic collaborative approach integrating clinical, educational and service user expertise to lead and facilitate best practice in end of life care (EOLC).
The EOLCSM, working in conjunction with Cheshire Hospices Education (CHE), has played a key role in the delivery of quality end of life care services to the local population regardless of the care setting in which the person finds themselves. Through close engagement and collaboration with clinical champions and with key stakeholders the EOLSM team work tirelessly to ensure priorities are aligned to local health and social care needs assessments and to regional & national policy and agendas.
Read the End of LIfe Care Service Model's full case study| [PDF]
The Macmillan team at the Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals comprises 30 individuals who consistently work to high standards demonstrating an effective and integrated approach to cancer care.
Key achievements include:
Read the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust Macmillan team's full case study| [PDF]
Macmillan Complex Cancer and Specialist Palliative Care Allied Health Professionals (AHP) team.
The team constitutes physiotherapists (PT), occupational therapists (OT), speech and language therapist (SLT), dietitian (DT) and assistants.
Read the Complex Cancer and Palliative Care Allied Health Professionals' full case study| [PDF]
The team have embraced the concept of user involvement in improving the work of the community specialist palliative care team and local palliative care services.
A partnership group was established in 2009 and includes service users. The group supports the team by identifying what is important to patients about the service and areas where improvements can be made. The group have made tangible service improvements which have had a significant impact on local patient care.
Read the User Involvement Group's full case study| [PDF]
Find out about other award winners in our other award categories.
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