Mac Voice Summer 2012
The magazine for Macmillan professionals.
Elaine McNish, Macmillan Physical Activity Manager, on getting active.
Macmillan adopts new walking scheme - Macmillan has teamed up with walking charity The Ramblers to take over the Walking for Health Scheme.
Vocational rehabilitation project report - The National Cancer Survivorship Initiative has released a final report on its vocational rehabilitation project.
Get active, feel good - A new physical activity project funded by Macmillan in Shropshire, 'Get Active, Feel Good', will see advisers helping people develop personal, sustainable exercise plans.
Volunteer group recognised for helping the bereaved - A group of volunteers helping people through bereavement has been named Volunteer Group of the Year 2011 by the Northumberland Volunteer Centre.
2012 IJPN award winners - Macmillan professionals were celebrated in this year's International Journal of Palliative Nursing Awards.
Top honour for Macmillan nurse - A Macmillan nurse has been awarded The Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Award for outstanding service.
Boots pharmacists join the team at Macmillan - Macmillan has arrived at an exciting stage of its partnership with Boots.
New quality standards for information and support - Macmillan has developed a set of standards called Macmillan Quality in Information and Support Services (MQuISS).
Financial guidance service expands - The financial guidance service piloted by Macmillan and the Royal Bank of Scotland Group is now available to everyone affected by cancer.
Media advice - A Macmillan CNS spent four days at the BBC advising on a storyline for EastEnders.
Q & A
Liz Darlison, Nurse Consultant, Mesothelioma UK - Liz talks about the development of Mesothelioma UK.
Survivorship abroad - Macmillan professional Charlie Ewer-Smith on the benefits of going on a travelling fellowship.
Workplace support - Phil Hanns discusses how Durham County Council is helping local employers support staff affected by cancer.
Adding value to services - Genevieve Murphy, Macmillan Senior Learning and Development Manager, explains how 'lean thinking' is helping professionals transform the patient pathway.
Student nursing education - Karen Orr shares details of a pilot placement scheme to prepare student nurses to deliver cancer care.
Implementing non-medical prescribing - Independent non-medical prescribing has improved efficiency and patient care for a community-based nursing team.
In focus: Physical activity
Gaming technology in palliative care - Mandy Trickett, Macmillan Specialist Physiotherapist, finds interactive video games help people in palliative care stay active.
Catch of the day - Yvonne McKenna tries her hand at fly fishing as part of a unique rehabilitation programme for women affected by breast cancer.
Reduced function - Haemato-oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist Anne Higgins discusses the importance of physical and functional well-being for people with multiple myleoma.
Tailored exercise - Anna Binks, Macmillan Survivorship Programme Manager, on the success of a 12-week exercise programme for people living with cancer.
Sharing good practice
Section 1 - Developing a rehabilitation programme for people with cancer - Sandra White, Nurse Consultant, discusses the development, evaluation and sustainability of a 12-week cancer rehabilitation programme in Scotland.
Section 2 - Evidence base - Sue Acreman, Consultant Practitioner in cancer rehabilitation, appraises the current available literature relating to the pilot programme.
Section 3 - Policy - relevant policy documents
Section 4 - Further information
Section 5 - References