Macmillan professionals

August 2015 marked the 40th anniversary of the very first Macmillan cancer care centre. It’s also 40 years since the first Macmillan nurse was appointed. Since then, we’ve also gone on to fund physiotherapists, dieticians and social workers, to name but a few.

Macmillan professionals help in a variety of ways, such as by supporting people at diagnosis, helping them manage the side effects of treatment and letting them know about other Macmillan services, like Macmillan Grants. However, their roles can only be funded through the generous donations from people like you.

Here’s how many times Macmillan professionals helped people in 2014:

  • Macmillan nurses – 555,000
  • Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Services staff – 275,000
  • Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacists and Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors – 66,000
  • Macmillan Social Workers and Family Support Workers – 28,000

What it means to be a Macmillan professional

‘I’m proud to be a Macmillan professional. To support patients with cancer every day is a real privilege.’ - Karen C, Macmillan Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist

‘Being a Macmillan professional is very rewarding because of the people that I help. Without the help that I give them they wouldn’t know how to claim the benefits that they are entitled to.’ - Karen P, Macmillan H&N Welfare Rights Advisor

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