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NHS staff theatre ticket offer

The Phoenix Theatre in London is offering £10 tickets to the new musical ‘The Girls’ to NHS staff on all Tuesday performances until 11 July. This includes Tuesday matinees from 24 April when the performance schedule changes.

Tickets are subject to availability and can be booked online, over the phone (0844 871 7629) or in person – simply by quoting offer code NHS10. The best available seats at the time of booking will be offered. Each member of staff is eligible for one £10 ticket, and will be asked to show their NHS identification card when they collect their tickets.

Cancer isn’t fair, but employers have to be

People with cancer are protected by law from unfair treatment at work. Under the Equality Act 2010 (England, Wales and Scotland) and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Northern Ireland), it’s unlawful for an employer to discriminate against someone because they have, or have had, cancer.

Lisa, who had uterine cancer, found out about her rights, which helped her feel more equipped to speak to her employer. She says ‘Macmillan informed me of my rights at work - I now feel stronger’. Find out more at and make sure that anyone you support who is working knows their rights by signposting them to this website.

A reminder of how we can support you

International Nurses Day takes place on 12 May. As always, we’ll be celebrating the work of all Macmillan professionals and the incredible support you provide to people affected by cancer day in and day out.

We also wanted to remind you of the support we can offer you in light of current pressures or if you’re working through change.

Human Rights and end of life care

Did you know that the Human Rights Act can be used as a practical tool for making decisions about patient care? Are you confident in applying human rights in practice to ensure the delivery of personalised and compassionate end of life care?

Sue Ryder has worked with the British Institute of Human Rights to develop ‘End of Life Care and Human Rights: a Practitioners Guide’ to help you use human rights as a framework for high quality end of life care.

Learning and development

Upcoming courses

Below is a selection of main courses:

9 June, Glasgow

27 June, London

9-10 May Edinburgh

23 May (morning and afternoon sessions), Cardiff

6 June (morning and afternoon sessions), Exeter

25 May, Antrim

Places are allocated on a first come first served basis. To avoid disappointment, please book well in advance. Visit

L&D grants

The new grants and expenses policy will go live in May. Please look out for a separate email in the first week of May with full details.

Get involved

Don’t forget bowel cancer awareness month

Make sure you’re stocked up on information to support people this bowel cancer awareness month. Visit be.Macmillan to browse, order and download today.

Sun Awareness Week: 8–14 May

Join us this month to raise awareness of skin cancer symptoms and how to stay safe in the sun. As always, be.Macmillan has a range of information to help support people who are worried about symptoms or who have been diagnosed with skin cancer. Our editable posters may also be helpful to promote your service in the local community.

Dying Matters Awareness Week

Dying Matters Awareness Week will take place from 8-14 May. This year’s theme ‘What can you do?’ is about helping people to actively plan their end of life care. Raising awareness of the options and support available will give people greater choice when making decisions.

We have a variety of resources in a range of formats, which people may find helpful for planning end of life care. These include  ‘Your Life, Your Choices: Plan Ahead’ and ‘Preparing a Child for Loss’.

For more information about our end of life work, including our e-learning module for professionals on Advance Care Planning, visit our website.

Areas of interest

Macmillan Policy Update – keeping you informed of our policy work

Download your copy of the latest Policy Update [PDF].

Job opportunities at Macmillan

Do you feel like it’s time for a new challenge, or just a change? One of these openings at Macmillan’s offices around the country might appeal to you.