Mac Voice Spring 2015
Sharing Good Practice
Reaching diverse communities: pop-up information and support - Felicity Keeling describes the successful use of an empty shop in Cheetham Hill, North Manchester, to provide a pop-up Macmillan information and support service.
Delivering the pop-up information and support service - How the service gave the opportunity to have one-to-one discussions with people, explore their experiences, and provide them with tailored information.
What we learned from the pop-up information and support service - Feedback proved the service to be a very effective way of reaching sections of the community with a limited understanding of cancer.
Resources for reaching diverse communities - Following on from the pop-up Macmillan information service, we also offer these resources for helping you reach diverse communities.
Macmillan nurse awarded Nurse of the Year - Mac Voice speaks to Lorraine Burgess about being named Nurse of the Year at the 2014 Nursing Times Awards.
The first UK cancer nurse census - Macmillan has commissioned the first UK-wide census of specialist adult cancer nurses.
Making cancer an election priority - Macmillan has urged all political parties to commit to action in the run up to the general election in May.
A place to relax and get support - The National Gardens Scheme (NGS) Macmillan Wellbeing Centre is a partnership between Macmillan and the North Bristol NHS Trust.
Improving our website - You may have noticed some changes to the Macmillan website over the last few months, particularly in the new ‘information and support’ section.
Better information and support - Let’s Talk About It is our new report about how excellent information and support can improve the lives of people affected by cancer.
Transforming cancer follow up in Northern Ireland - Macmillan has been working to remodel the traditional ‘one size fits all‘ approach to aftercare in Northern Ireland.
Rehabilitation at hospices - Macmillan has helped to create rehabilitation and well-being services at two hospices.
Involving young people in hospice care - A Macmillan post at The Shakespeare Hospice in Stratford-Upon-Avon is helping young people influence local services.
Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England, on her role as a Macmillan Trustee.
Improving communication skills
Schwartz Rounds - Russ Hargreaves talks about the huge benefits when colleagues communicate about the emotional impact of providing care.
Creating a one-stop bowel surgery awareness clinic - Angela Jeff used the Listening into Action approach to improve services for people with colorectal cancer.
Becoming a Macmillan specialist nurse - Hayley Pover on making the transition from ward sister to Macmillan clinical nurse specialist (CNS)
Funeral poverty - Kevin Moore on how funeral expenses have become an increasing problem for people affected by cancer.
Balancing roles - Carole Bailey talks about her roles as a Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse and an Associate Macmillan Development Manager.
Pastoral and spiritual care - Victoria Slater on supporting the spiritual well-being of people with cancer.
In Focus: Innovations in cancer treatment
Intraoperative radiotherapy - Sarah James and Elizabeth Halliday describe this emerging form of radiotherapy, which takes place immediately after surgery.
Proton beam therapy - Yen-Ching Chang on the benefits of proton therapy and its current provision in the UK.
Electrochemotherapy - Carol Cuthbert explains how electrochemotherapy is offering hope for people with cancers affecting the skin at St. George’s Hospital in Tooting.