We shape policy

The Macmillan Policy team demands better for people affected by cancer by working across the UK to develop, drive and support policy solutions to improve their lives.

Workforce

We need the right mix of skills and effective working across teams and care settings to better meet the changing needs of people affected by cancer

Living with and beyond cancer

The impact of cancer often doesn’t end when treatment does. Everyone should be supported to live as well as possible for as long as possible after a cancer diagnosis.

Cancer drugs

Everyone should have timely access to the cancer treatment that is right for them, no matter where they live, how old they are or what type of cancer they have.

Carers

Almost 1.5 million people look after someone with cancer in England, yet more than half aren't getting the support they need.

Money and cancer

People with cancer face a significant financial impact as a result of their diagnosis. It is important that they have access to the support they need from financial services providers, the NHS, Governments and beyond.

Patient Experience

A person’s experience of their care can be just as important as the result of their treatment. One in five people living with cancer say that they feel treated as a set of symptoms rather than being recognised as a person. We don’t think that’s good enough.

End of life

Whilst dying is inevitable, and universal, that is the only certain thing about it. So much else is unpredictable. It is therefore vital to offer people choice and control over the things that are important to them at this point of maximum vulnerability in their lives.

The Macmillan Policy team

The Macmillan Policy team demands better for people affected by cancer by working across the UK to develop, drive and support policy solutions to improve their lives. We look at the big picture and work with others to help bring about meaningful and sustainable change.

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Who we work with

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Campaign with us

Our campaigns fight for real change for people affected by cancer. By taking action, you can help transform the lives of people with cancer. Join us in demanding the best in cancer support.

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We work with parliament

Macmillan brings the voice of people affected by cancer to parliament. We work with government and politicians to improve care and support at every stage of the cancer journey.

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Understanding the evidence

Macmillan’s research helps us, and others, understand the needs, numbers and experiences of people affected by cancer, to develop and influence better care and services.