Mac Voice Summer 2014
Sharing good practice
The Recovery Package
Introduction to the Recovery Package - Jackie Rowe, Macmillan Recovery Package Programme Manager, and Sandra Rowlands, Macmillan Change Project Manager, Recovery Package, explain what the Recovery Package is and why it's important.
Evaluating the Recovery Package - The Recovery Package is made up of various elements, but how effective are these individual parts? David Salisbury, Macmillan Evaluation and Impact Manager, explains.
Evidence base - Noeline Young, Macmillan Change Project Manager, Recovery Package, details the evidence that backs up this new programme and the need for change.
Policy - Links to policy documents relevant to this issue of Sharing good practice.
Resources - Relevant resources for health and social care professionals.
Acting on professional feedback - Steve Richards, Director of Professional Engagement, on how the views of Macmillan professionals are helping us shape the organisation.
Macmillan award nominees - An update on award nominations and Macmillan professionals who have been winning NHS Trust awards..
Accreditation for the Macmillan Support Line - The Macmillan Support Line has been accredited by an industry organisation.
What a difference a year makes - The Macmillan Specialist Physiotherapy Service in Basildon has exceeded expectations.
Evaluating digital Mac Voice - Results from our evaluation of Mac Voice online.
Expanding services in remote areas of Scotland - Macmillan has been working with Argyll and Bute Council and NHS Highland to expand services.
Tools for tackling tomorrow - Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals in East Berkshire are equipping people with a range of tools to help them recover from cancer.
Evaluating Macmillan’s information resources: results update - Key findings from Macmillan’s project evaluating the impact of its information for people affected by cancer.
Macmillan’s online audio pilot - A pilot of audio information online.
New project raises bowel cancer awareness in under-60s - A project is working with adults aged 18–59 across Staffordshire who are too young to participate in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.
Rural pharmacy support - Giving specialist advice and support to people with life-limiting conditions on the Isle of Skye.
Speed networking - Would a speed networking event work in your area?
Andrea Chatterley, Macmillan Nurse Specialist Malignant Bone Disease tells us about her role.
Who should break the news? - A nurse-led clinic where people are given their cancer diagnosis.
Practice nurse education - The impact of a practice nurse training course descirbed in the 2013 issue of Sharing good practice.
Nutrition in advanced cancer - The problem of cancer cachexia.
Developing youth support services - How Hope Support Services is helping young people in a family health crisis.
What do we tell the children? - Book boxes are helping parents talk to children about cancer.
Life skills - Volunteers at an information and support centre have both helped to improve services and developed new personal skills.
Improving access to information - How Basildon Hospital acted on survey results and helped more people access cancer information.
Rising voices - A community choir for people affected by cancer.
In focus - One-to-one support from Macmillan
Macmillan’s one-to-one support pilots - Macmillan is piloting four new roles to deliver personalised support.
Support when it matters - A person with cancer and a support worker describe the benefits of one-to-one support.
New model of aftercare - The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the pilot sites for Macmillan’s one-to-one support roles.
Joint working - How the one-to-one pilot at NHS Forth Valley, Scotland has developed over the last 18 months.