Monday 10th September 2012
Resources for this edition of Sharing good practice.
Can we talk about work? (2011)
Macmillan commissioned research about work and cancer with health and social care professionals earlier this year. This report summarises the research findings and will inform Macmillan’s future efforts to develop new work and cancer learning and development resources. Download Can we talk about work [1.18 Mb].
Making it work (2010)
A report about the current vocational situation for people affected by cancer and insight into how businesses and government can benefit by making changes. Download Making it work [1.1 Mb].
Cancer in the workplace videos
These videos show different scenarios of people who are affected by cancer in the workplace and the issues that this raises for them. You can watch them online or order order from Be.Macmillan.
The occupational impact of cancer
This new resource for occupational health (OH) practitioners aims to raise OH awareness of the work-limiting effects of the most common cancers. The course has been endorsed and accredited by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) for two continuing professional development points. It’s available at Learn Zone.
Publications and tools
The Equality Act 2010 and cancer – how it affects you
This leaflet [PDF, 874kb] provides an overview of the Equality Act 2010.
Work it out: the essential questions to ask about work
A new work focused-guidance tool. It includes a list of questions that people affected by cancer can use in conversations with their GP, healthcare team and employer. Use the tool.
Work and cancer and Working while caring for someone with cancer
These two booklets include information and advice for people affected by cancer. Order from Be.Macmillan.
Coming soon ...
E-learning resource for health and social care professionals
Macmillan is developing an online learning module for health and social care professionals about work and cancer. It will be launched early 2012 on Learn Zone.
VR service development toolkit
Macmillan is creating an online toolkit to support organisations to develop VR services for people affected by cancer. This resource will be available in 2012.
Macmillan is producing a new screening/triage tool to help health professionals identify employment and financial needs and signpost more effectively.
European Union of Supported Employment
This is the European umbrella organisation for supported employment. Although not cancer specific, there are some useful documents, standards and guidelines on the website that may be relevant.
Good Work – Good Health: Vocational Rehabilitation
This community of practice facilitates information and experience sharing to develop practice competence. The ‘VR for cancer’ group seeks to highlight the importance of work and to raise awareness of ways to address the work-related concerns and problems of people affected by cancer. The website contains research evidence, practice initiatives, learning experiences and a discussion area.
National Cancer Survivorship Initiative: VR project
A wide range of Macmillan reports relating to support for employees with cancer can be accessed from the NCSI website.
Working Health Services Scotland
This new NHS service aims to assist employees of small to mediumsized enterprises to remain in, or return to work, quickly after a period of absence. There is lots of useful information on the website about VR and it has a helpline offering free and confidential advice on health and wellbeing in the workplace.
UK Rehabilitation Council (UKRC)
The UKRC is a community of rehabilitation associations, providers, clients and other stakeholder groups. Their common goal is to ensure access to high-quality medical and VR services in the UK.
Vocational Rehabilitation Association UK
A multidisciplinary, UK-wide organisation supporting and promoting all those working in vocational rehabilitation.
Continue reading Sharing good practice
Part one - Vocational rehabilitation: building work into a care plan
Part two - Evidence base.