Mac Voice Spring 2011
The magazine for Macmillan professionals.
Drugs for rarer cancers - The Cancer Drugs Fund in England is improving access to treatment for people with rarer cancers.
Award-winning cancer environments - You can show that your service and facility is at the leading edge of cancer care environments by applying for the Macmillan Quality Environment Mark (MQEM).
Celebrating excellence in cancer care - Macmillan professionals have scooped several prestigious awards.
Macmillan nurses treated to relaxing spa day - Five Macmillan nurses were pampered with a spa day thanks to Nicola Roberts of Girls Aloud.
All change - Jo Clarke from Macmillan's policy team discusses proposed changes to the NHS.
Professionals' research: next steps - Key findings from Macmillan's research.
James Rushby, Macmillan Palliative Care Nurse Specialist.
Continuity of care - An award-winning support service for people with sarcoma.
Psychological self-help for carers - Setting up and running a support group for carers.
Community solutions for older people - Macmillan and Age Concern are helping older people affected by cancer retain their independence.
Older people's pilot - Exploring new approaches to clinical assessment and support for older people with cancer.
Breaking down barriers - Developing interpreting services for people affected by cancer.
Kept in translation - How Macmillan uses interpreters.
Skin cancer and education - Roisin Mackle, Macmillan Early Skin Cancer CNS, on how her post helps people with early or pre-cancerous skin lesions.
In focus: Diet and cancer
Coping with changes in diet - Having access to a dietician when you're recovering from cancer.
Co-morbidities and diet - A Macmillan dietician discusses dietary options for people in palliative care with co-morbidities.
Promoting healthy eating - Running a successful nutrition awareness week for patients, carers and healthcare staff.
Nourishing drinks - How nutritional smoothies offer a tasty alternative to food supplements.
Good nutrition for young people with cancer - A Macmillan Specialist Paediatric Oncology Dietictan describes her role.
Sharing good practice
Part one - Demonstrating the value of Macmillan clincial nurses.
Part two - Evidence base.