Mac Voice Spring 2013
Mac Voice is the quarterly magazine for Macmillan professionals.
Urgent care - Philippa Jones, Macmillan Network Lead Chemotherapy Nurse, on the development of acute oncology services.
Acute oncology forums - Two acute oncology nurse forums have been established in the Midlands.
University partnership - Macmillan has signed a landmark partnership with De Montfort University in Leicester.
Hope for youth support - The charity Hope supports young people aged 11-25 when a close family member is diagnosed with cancer.
Henry Garnett certificate winners - The Henry Garnett Award celebrates Macmillan professionals who’ve gone above and beyond their regular duties to support Macmillan.
Comfort packs - The Palliative Care team at Darlington Memorial and Bishop Auckland Hospital have developed a comfort pack for patients and relatives.
Recognising quality in care - Jan Temenos, Oakhaven Schools Project Coordinator, was named Cancer Professional of the Year at the Quality in Care Excellence in Oncology Awards 2012.
New tool highlights cancer symptoms - An electronic Cancer Decision Support Tool is being trialled at hundreds of general practices across the UK.
Macmillan's complaints policy - What to do if someone complaints to you about Macmillan.
Get ready for Carers Week - Carers Week 2013 will kick start on Monday 10 June.
New will writing service - Macmillan has launched a discounted will writing service, to help people who need to make a will but don't know where to go or who to trust.
Redesigning care in Scotland - Macmillan General Manager for Scotland, Allan Cowie, explains why the time is right to launch Scotland’s programme to transform care for people living with and beyond cancer.
Welfare reform - Changes to the benefits system under the 2012 Welfare Reform Act will have an impact on people already affected by cancer.
Sunil Patel, Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist - An interview with Sunil about his role.
Rehabilitation - A new specialist service offers rehabilitation and support for people living with radiation-induced injuries.
Getting active in the capital - Beverly van der Molen, Macmillan Information and Education Officer, is working with a personal fitness trainer to offer exercise sessions to people affected by cancer.
Rethinking roles - A new Macmillan role is helping to provide a more responsive service to people with upper GI cancers.
Knit and natter - A local knitting group is providing support and friendship for people affected by cancer.
Hair loss support - Sadie Smith on the Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre's award-winning hair loss support service.
Clinical buddying - How sharing palliative care knowledge between teams has enhanced patient care and specialist knowledge.
In Focus: acute oncology services
Providing a lifeline - Team Leader Hannah Pritchard describes how the Macmillan Acute Oncology Service in Southampton is helping people in an emergency.
Rapid assessment - An assessment tool is helping professionals assess and triage chemotherapy-related problems.
Managing cancer-related emergencies - Debbie Jordan shares how a new service is reducing unecessary tests and admissions.
Metastatic spinal cord compression - Helen Tyler discusses this complication and how education sessions have helped physiotherapists in South Wales.
Managing urgent care - Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist Teresa Kua describes a recently established acute oncology service.
Sharing good practice
Social media: networking and sharing for the internet age - Anil Arora and Carol Naylor from Macmillan's Social Media team offer an introduction to using social media at work.