Macmillan Fellowship

Macmillan fellowships are awarded to professionals who have set the highest standards in their area of work. Fellows gain access to increased learning and development opportunities and also contribute strategically to Macmillan’s work.

How are fellows selected?

Individual award winners who have been a Macmillan professional for more than three years are eligible for a fellowship. We ask the Macmillan development managers of eligible winners to complete a fellowship application form. Winners will then be invited for a short fellowship interview. The decision to award the fellowship is based on the interview and the winner's plans for how to use the grant. Up to three Macmillan fellows can be selected per year.

In 2016, a fellowship was awarded to one exceptional Excellence Award winner.

Claire Taylor - Macmillan Nurse Consultant in Colorectal Cancer, London North West Healthcare NHS Trust, St. Mark’s Hospital

Claire is patient-centred in all that she does. She consistently demands better and strives to develop services to improve patient outcomes through her role as an educator, a leader, and a service developer.

She leads on implementing the recovery package across her Trust, including the delivery of a rolling survivorship programme for cancer patients. She has also established a new specialist multidisciplinary team meeting for complex cancer patients to improve the coordination of care, decision making and, ultimately, patient outcomes. What’s more, as a clinical academic, Claire uses what she sees in practice to inform her extensive research – and there’s no doubt that it’s transforming the lives of many cancer patients.

Claire is not just a role model to her team. She’s also someone who has inspired patients’ relatives to enter nursing, students to become cancer nurses, cancer nurses to undertake degrees, and patients to volunteer for Macmillan.

If you would like to find out more about Claire’s work please email Programme Manager, David Seychell.