Henry Garnett Award

The Henry Garnett Awards recognise the exceptional contribution many professionals make in directly working with Macmillan beyond their core professional role.

These awards, given in honour of Henry Garnett OBE, recognise the contribution of professionals who have worked directly with Macmillan outside of their core professional role – for example by undertaking media work, fundraising, policy development or education.

During Henry’s tenure as CEO of Macmillan, we funded the first nurses as innovative palliative care posts. By the time of his retirement we’d invested £2.5 million to expand the nursing teams throughout the UK and launched an education programme to train doctors, nurses and students in advanced pain control and cancer care. Read more about the 2016 winners below.

Henry Garnett Award winners 2016

Janet Irvine - Lead Cancer Nurse Wigan, Wrightington & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

Janet is an avid believer in the work of Macmillan. She is passionate that all her patients are afforded the good quality support that comes with having a Macmillan nurse who is able to be with them at the most difficult times of their journey. Her passion and enthusiasm for Macmillan and her dedication to ensuring everyone gets the care and support they need shows that she is deserving of this award.

If you would like to find out more about the team’s work please email Partnership Quality Lead, Jeremy Such.


Peter MacIntyre - Macmillan Welfare Benefits Advisor, Raigmore Hospital

At the heart of the Welfare Benefits team at Raigmore Hospital is a ‘one-man powerhouse’ with a legendary laugh - Peter. He has been working in the service since it was established 12 years ago and during this time he has supported hundreds of people affected by cancer. It is due to his commitment and professionalism that he is well known, respected and loved by Macmillan professionals, patients and the wider community alike.

If you would like to find out more about the team’s work please email Partnership Quality Lead, Joanne Adamson.