2016 Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards winners
Our awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution Macmillan professionals make to cancer services. The awards ceremony was held at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham on Thursday 17 November where the winners were announced. It was attended by over 400 professionals and was hosted by TV presenter and broadcaster Gethin Jones.
To find out more about the finalists and winners please visit macmillan.org.uk/professionalsawards
You can see photos from the evening online.
If you would like to recognise a colleague or teams' achievements don’t forget nominations for the 2017 awards open on 2 February and close on 31 March. Look out for further information in February.
2016 Macmillan Professionals Conference: materials now online
The 2016 Macmillan Professionals Conference and Excellence Awards took place on 16–18 November in Birmingham. It was the biggest conference yet and brought together professionals from across the country.
One delegate said: ‘[This was a] fantastic opportunity and I enjoyed every moment. I feel proud to be part of Macmillan.'
If you weren’t able to make it, you can now find videos of the keynote speeches and workshops, plus PDFs of the poster presentations and photos from the event online. If you’re already registered, simply enter your email address and password. Otherwise, please register as a new user.
Shop: exclusive free delivery for Macmillan Professionals
The Macmillan shop team has just returned from the Macmillan Professionals Conference, where they sold £1,010 worth of products – a record-breaking amount. Thanks to all of you who made a purchase.
In case you missed us, there’s still time to order from our online shop. And as a small thank you for everything you’ve done this year, we’re offering you free P&P (normally £3.95) – just enter Promo7 at the checkout.
The financial impact of cancer: questions around pensions
Macmillan’s specialist financial guides can help people evaluate their options and make the most of their retirement savings, whether they have a state, personal or company pension.
We can help people access money from their pension schemes or understand how their contributions may be affected by their cancer diagnosis. Some may be able to take a cash lump sum from a defined benefit scheme, for example.
Our web pages can help make sense of pensions, and our range of free financial information booklets includes Financial guidance: pensions, Managing your debt, and Help with the cost of cancer.
The financial guides on Macmillan Support Line (0808 808 00 00) can help with questions around pensions and other areas of personal finance.
Please check in with the people you support to make sure that they know how Macmillan can help.
Nursing Times Awards
Macmillan were proud to sponsor the Cancer Nursing Award at the Nursing Times Awards in November. This recognises nurses that have contributed a significant improvement in the quality of cancer care. The winners were Velindre NHS Trust for producing a series of books entitled Caring for my Family with Cancer reflecting modern-day families. Read more on our website.
Macmillan Consultant named North West Radiographer of the year
Tracey Ellis, Macmillan Consultant Radiographer, has been named the North West Radiographer of the Year at the Society of Radiographers awards, which recognise the hard work and commitment of Radiographers across the UK.
Tracey was nominated for the award by her colleague, who put her name forward after hearing positive, standout patient feedback about Tracey’s exemplary care and more holistic approach. On hearing the news, Tracey said, ‘It is such a privilege to be recognised for your hard work but also to be in a position to raise the profile of a “Consultant Radiographer”, as well as the profession in general.’
Digital DS1500 service: be prepared
The DWP are in the process of launching an online DS1500 for healthcare professionals. To be able to use the service, you must have an NHS Smartcard and internet access via Internet Explorer.
The smartcard must have staff group G8000 and job role code R8001 (a generic nursing role to cover all nurses working in primary, secondary, community care and mental health).
If you don’t already have a Smartcard, ask for one to be ordered so you have it available when the Digital DS1500 service is launched.
More information will be provided in future issues of Mac Mail about how to access the new service.