At the 2014 annual Professionals Event each fellow gave an update on their work. You can watch their video updates here
under the Keynote sessions section. Please use your email address as the username, and the password Macmillanprofs
to access the page.
Anna-Marie Stevens, Macmillan Nurse, Consultant Palliative Care, Royal Marsden NHS Trust
If you have any questions about Anna-Marie's work please email Macmillan Development Manager David Seychell.
Gill Scott, Macmillan Prison Project CNS Lead, County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust
The Macmillan End of Life Prison Project delivers high quality palliative and end of life care services in a challenging setting.
Delivering high quality end of life care within a prison community is complicated by the nature and culture of this challenging and sometimes chaotic environment. Not only is there tension between care, security and discipline, but the nature of the prison setting means knowledge in this area of care is limited.
Gill brought together multiple partners to develop a robust service to address service provision for offenders and their families with cancer palliative and EOLC needs. Additional partners now include Care UK (healthcare providers prisons), prison discipline staff and prisoner groups.
Read Gill's full case study [PDF]
Melanie Thomas, Lead Macmillan AHP South Wales Cancer Network, Abertawe Morgannwg University Health Board
Melanie has demonstrated an unstinting enthusiasm and commitment to ensuring the Lymphoedema services in Wales have been developed and sustained during the last 10 years.
- In 2002 she developed a tool for assessing the needs of the local population to establish the service at that time and to forecast the needs of the service. She has since strived to ensure the service is implemented throughout Wales
- Authored the Wales Lymphoedema Strategy in 2010
- Secured £1 million recurring funding for Lymphoedema services in Wales.
- Appointed as the All Wales Lymphoedema Lead for the Welsh Assembly Government
- Successfully secured funding for the Macmillan Lymphoedema Education scheme in Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University (ABMU), which delivers education for health care professionals and people affected by this condition.
Read Melanie's full case study [PDF]