Mac Voice Summer 2013
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Improving patient experience - Juliet Bouverie, Director of Services, on Macmillan’s response to the Mid-Staffordshire Hospital report.
Supporting cancer survivors - Changing the way we support cancer survivors is a priority - both in meeting unmet needs, and ensuring that we can meet the increasing demand financially.
New partnership offers counselling support - Macmillan has joined forces with leading counselling and psychotherapy charity The Harbour, based in Bristol, to offer new specialist services for people with cancer and their carers.
Macmillan in Wales wins Third Sector award - Macmillan in Wales has been named the Most Admired Organisation at the Third Sector Awards Cymru in Cardiff.
UCH update - There have been more than 15,000 visits to the Support and Information Service at the new University College Hospital (UCH) Macmillan Cancer Centre in London in its first year.
Financial Guidance Service - Last year, the Financial Guidance team spoke to more than 2,200 people, and helped achieve total financial gains of around £7.8 million.
Time for coffee and cake - World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 27 September is a chance to bring together colleagues and people you support, while fundraising for people affected by cancer.
Pioneering volunteer service celebrates 10 years - A pioneering service that gives valuable emotional and practical support to people affected by cancer is celebrating its 10-year anniversary.
Readership survey - We included a readership survey in the Winter 2012 issue of Mac Voice. Here are some of the headline results.
Making social care free at the end of life - Two in three cancer patients in England who died in hospital, wanted to die at home.
Getting active with Boots - The partnership between Macmillan and Boots is inspiring people affected by cancer to get active.
Cancer's hidden price tag - Four in five people living with cancer are hit with an average cost of £570 a month as a result of their illness - the same as the average mortgage.
Rhian Collins, Macmillan Specialist Oncology Dietitian tells us about her role and her professional background.
Hail Fellow - Liz Henderson, Network Nurse Director and Macmillan Survivorship Programme Lead, tells us about being a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing.
Evidence for rehabilitation - Sue Acreman on the Cancer and Palliative Care Rehabilitation Workforce Advisory Group.
Improving access to rehabilitation services - Helen Fieldson describes progress on a two-year project that is developing and delivering occupational therapy to oncology and haematology outpatient clinics at Lincoln County Hospital.
Acute oncology - Nicky Hand on the Macmillan Acute Oncology Assessment Unit at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Roy Castle support group - Lindsey Fitzpatrick on the Coventry Roy Castle Lung Cancer Support Group.
Support for children and young people - Dr Paula Reed describes the work of a Macmillan-funded pre-bereavement service for children and young people who have a family member with a life-limiting or very serious illness.
Information prescriptions training - Macmillan information and support staff are working to streamline the delivery of information to patients.
Caring for children - Tracey Adjei shares the innovative work of the Hull Macmillan Children’s Palliative Care Team.
Northampton colorectal support group - Angela O’Dell describes the early development of a colorectal support group.
Coming of age - Francesca Durrell speaks with Tess Cann, a Breast Care Nurse, about a pilot project to transform cancer care for older people.
Voluntary care in Africa - Macmillan nurse Kathryn Hamling and her husband carry out a long-held desire to share their professional and palliative care expertise overseas.
Sharing good practice
Delivering successful presentations - Daniel Scott, Macmillan HR Learning and Development Consultant, shares his top tips.