Mac Voice Spring 2012
The magazine for Macmillan professionals.
Tony Banach, Macmillan Learning and Development Manager for Macmillan professionals, on professional development.
Professional accolades - Macmillan professionals have been celebrated at the Excellence in Oncology Awards and the Nursing Times Awards.
Touch screen assessments - Touch screen tablet PCs are being used to help people record how they feel and function after cancer treatment.
Macmillan champions - A new, voluntary role for Macmillan professionals.
Creating a lasting legacy - How Macmillan is helping friends and family pay tribute to their loved ones.
Putting the fair in welfare - Macmillan's campaign to ensure the benefits system works for people living with cancer.
Campaign and policy survey results - A survey completed by professionals has given insight into some key issues for people affected by cancer.
Patient-centred services - Patient involvement is high on the agenda for many NHS Trusts.
Christina Lilley, Macmillan Quality and Governance Lead for End of Life Care.
Person-centred care - How the Living well booklet is helping staff to improve end of life care.
Trialling pandora - Using the workload modelling tool.
Changing attitudes to death and dying - Bringing schools and local hospices together.
Prisoner healthcare - Providing good palliative care to inmates.
Managing care pathways - Developing an award-winning end-of-life reference guide for GPs.
Virtual therapy - Why distance doesn't have to be a barrier to care.
In focus: Learning and development
Shared learning - A successful clinical update day.
Developing leaders - How collective learning is helping CNSs improve their confidence in the workplace.
Piloting end-of-life care education - Evaluating the e-ELCA programme across Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.