Friday 13th July 2012
The Nottingham Macmillan Lung Cancer CARE team
Excellence in Oncology Awards
The Nottingham Macmillan Lung Cancer CARE team, which provides palliative care to people with thoracic cancer, won Oncology Team of the Year at the Excellence in Oncology Awards 2011.
Macmillan Palliative Care Consultant and Team Leader Dr Andrew Wilcox says, ‘We are delighted to have won this award. We know that the service is highly valued by patients, but it is a particular honour to receive such high recognition from our peers.’
Andrew says the team now want to look back on their experiences and learn from them. The team are also focused on securing funding, and exploring how people with other cancers may benefit from their services.
Macmillan professionals and staff were also acknowledged in other award categories. Several featured in a team that was Highly Commended in the Best Patient Support Initiative category, for creating the Treatment Summary – a standard template to alert professionals to important information after cancer treatment.
The Best Professional Education Initiative in Oncology award went to an interactive e-learning module, created by the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and the National Macmillan Mesothelioma Resource Centre. The course is called Mesothelioma Practice in Cancer Care.
And the Macmillan Quality Environment Mark, Macmillan’s framework for assessing cancer environments, was Highly Commended in the Best Charitable Initiative category.
Nursing Times Awards
Macmillan Advanced Nurse Practitioner Janette Murray was runner-up in the Cancer Nurse Leader of the Year category at the Nursing Times Awards 2011. Janette works at Salford Royal Foundation Trust and coordinates a service that cares for people with incurable lung cancer at home.