Friday 13th July 2012
Late last year, 277 Macmillan professionals completed a survey to help shape Macmillan’s policy and campaigns strategy. The results have given Macmillan insight into some key issues for people affected by cancer.
75% of professionals surveyed felt that the coordination between health and social care services needs to be improved to overcome barriers to meeting the social care needs of people with cancer.
Over 25% shared additional comments, advice and suggestions about joined-up working, palliative care, and important issues for people affected by cancer in their local areas.
95% recognised and knew about some of Macmillan’s current campaigns, with over 80% discussing these with their patients and their families.
The results of the survey are useful for several of Macmillan’s ongoing campaigns and its policy development. Macmillan will use the results to help strengthen its arguments for change, aid its policy thinking, and direct future research. For example, Macmillan is planning research this year into social care and the financial impact of cancer. The survey results will help inform these pieces of work.
Macmillan will also continue to offer more opportunities to be involved in its research, and its work to improve outcomes for people affected by cancer.
Email Jennifer Mitchell, Macmillan Policy Manager.