Thinking Differently: Macmillan’s vision for the future cancer workforce in England
Thinking Differently: Macmillan’s vision for the future cancer workforce in England [PDF] emphasises the urgent need to address the challenges facing the cancer workforce and outlines five ways in which we believe that the cancer workforce can be strengthened.
The report, which follows a workshop held at the 2016 Macmillan professionals conference, also reinstates the case for a strategic review of the cancer workforce, as recommended in the Cancer Strategy for England, and calls for greater strategic leadership on workforce from national bodies.
No Small Change – time to act on the financial impact of cancer
We recently published the No Small Change report [PDF], where we estimate that more than 30,000 people with cancer in their 40s and 50s have borrowed money from their elderly parents. More than 2,000 have moved in with their parents or parents-in-law after having to sell their house.
An estimated 700,000 people with cancer from all age groups are vulnerable because they have no savings to fall back on when the costs of cancer mount up.
With more families struggling with debt in general and the numbers of people diagnosed with cancer continuing to grow, there must be urgent action.
The Government must ensure people affected by cancer can access the benefits they need. Health and social care professionals need training and tools to raise awareness and signpost people to financial information and support. The banking and insurance sector must also provide support.
Catch up on past conferences
If you were unable to attend the professionals conference in November, or want to remind yourself of what happened, we have a great online resource where you can find videos of all the keynote talks and workshops, PDFs of posters, and photos.
We understand that not everyone can attend conferences, so the resource includes materials from each year since 2014, and is well worth a visit.
Simply register, or sign in with your email address and password.
Last reminder for Excellence Awards nominations
Nominations for the Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards close midnight on 31 March.
If you know a Macmillan professional or team who have made a significant difference to the lives of people affected by cancer, then this is the perfect opportunity to reward their hard work and dedication.
Awards will be given in each of the following categories:
- Service Improvement Excellence
- Innovation Excellence
- Integration Excellence
Macmillan Volunteer Conference: Registration now open
Spread the word to the volunteers you work with about the Macmillan Volunteer Conference and Awards 2017. The conference is one of the ways we support volunteers and thank them for everything they do for Macmillan. It’s also a great opportunity for them to meet other volunteers, learn from each other and share stories. We want as many volunteers as possible to know about the conference, so please spread the word.
Registrations are now open for the event, which is being held on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 May in Hinckley Island, Leicestershire.