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Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards – Shortlist revealed
Congratulations to the 35 nominees who have been shortlisted. Find out who they are here.
Winners and Fellows will be announced at the awards ceremony hosted by a celebrity guest on Thursday 13 November. It will also be the first year a Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented. The ceremony will be part of the annual Macmillan Professionals Event on 12 -13 November in Birmingham. Event registration opens in September.
Nine nominations were also submitted for the Henry Garnett certificate award. Winners in this category will be contacted in August and certificates will be presented locally later in the year.
Glasgow introduces ‘Improving the Cancer Journey’ service
Glasgow is to become the first place in Scotland where all cancer patients are automatically offered financial, emotional, clinical and practical support.
By the middle of 2014, every newly diagnosed cancer patient in the city will be offered a visit from a dedicated support worker, who will help the patient and their family access all the support they need, from benefits advice to child care.
The Improving the Cancer Journey project is a partnership between Macmillan, Glasgow City Council, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Cordia and Glasgow Life.
Order your new patient info booklets
Macmillan produces a range of materials about the five ways we can support people affected by cancer.
As well as leaflets and posters, the ‘We’re here for you’ mini-booklet explains our services and includes a ‘We’re here for you’ card that signposts to the Macmillan Support Line and website.
Use the easy to digest information to discuss support with the people you help, and encourage them to keep a booklet or card handy. Visit our website and order yours today.
June Learning and Development
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Register for RCN Congress Event ‘Implementing the recovery package’
This event, part of the RCN Congress, will take place on 18 June between 1.15 and 2pm.
The meeting will explore key elements of the publication ‘Living with and beyond Cancer: taking action to improve outcomes’ including the holistic needs assessment, care planning, and patient education. It will also present patient feedback on using the recovery package in Northern Ireland.
Visit the RCN website for more information and to register for the event.
Annual IJPN and Macmillan Conference: registration open
The International Journal of Palliative Nursing and Macmillan Cancer Support are holding their annual conference on 16 July 2014 at the Manchester Conference Centre.
Please click here to register. If you experience any difficulties when registering, please call Jennifer Grayson on 020 7501 6786.
Show them you care this Carers Week (9-15 June)
Carers Week starts next Monday, 9 June, and this year’s theme is ‘identifying carers’.
Whether you are already hosting an event or not, you can still help us reach out to those looking after someone with cancer during Carers Week. By attending an event near you, you can let carers know about your service and other support that is available to them.
‘Events give both parties a chance to mingle and understand the challenges that both carers and professionals face and how to address solutions.’
Benny, Macmillan Information and Support Service Manager
Join the Carers Week Quest and find an event near you.
National Men’s Health Week 9-15 June
If you’re organising any awareness events next week, please remember to order extra copies of our free information booklets – such as ‘Are you worried about prostate cancer?’, or ‘Understanding testicular cancer’.
We also have posters that you can download and edit to promote your awareness-raising events.
Survey for Walking for Health
Walking for Health, run in partnership by The Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support, supports nearly 600 schemes to offer short, free health walks in local communities across England.
As a Macmillan professional your views are vital in helping people, including those living with and beyond cancer and other long term health conditions, get and stay active. We are keen to repeat last year’s survey to see how things have changed or hear from you if you didn’t take part last time.
If you’re based in England please complete this short survey. Thank you.
Cancer information video of the month
June is Male Cancer Awareness Month. The cancer information section of our website has a wide range of videos for and about people affected by cancer. They include health professionals clearly explaining many topics, and personal stories and experiences of cancer.
Denton was diagnosed with prostate cancer. In his video he speaks about living with cancer and how he coped with the side effects, including fatigue. Other videos, including more on testicular and prostate cancer, are available in our video library.
Tell the people you support about our cancer information videos as they might be helpful for everyone recently diagnosed with cancer.
Your policy update
Download your copy of the latest Policy Update.
Summary of the latest cancer care news
Download the latest issue of Macmillan’s Horizon featuring abstracts from news and academic journals on cancer care and treatment.