Mac Voice Summer 2015
Sharing Good Practice
Metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) - Macmillan Therapies Service Manager Helen Tyler talks about the signs, symptoms, diagnosis and management of MSCC.
MSCC services - An account of services in different regions showing the impact that early interventions, and the presence of dedicated coordinators, can have on outcomes for people with MSCC.
MSCC policy - Policy documents relevant to the condition of MSCC.
Macmillan’s new Chief Executive - Introducing Lynda Thomas as the new head of Macmillan.
New toilet card and symptom checklist - New resources from Macmillan to help raise sensitive issues and empower the people you support.
Local helpline gains national recognition - A helpline for people undergoing cancer treatment in Shropshire has received recognition in the Nursing Standard.
Do you work with volunteers? - The Macmillan Volunteering Quality Standards (MVQS) provide an easy way to ensure you are meeting best practice guidelines.
Personalised information for Scotland - Info For Me is an innovative online resource managed by NHS 24 and developed with Macmillan.
Celebrating award winners - Macmillan professionals and teams continue to excel.
Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors - Rachael is one of more than 400 No7 Beauty Advisors who can help people deal with some visible side effects of cancer treatment.
Introducing the Macmillan Alumni - A new network is allowing former Macmillan professionals to stay part of Macmillan.
Karen Lord talks about her role as a Macmillan Clinical Academic in Palliative Care at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.
Improving communication skills
Encouraging openness - Belinda Bentick shares her experiences of communicating with people towards the end of life.
Volunteer companionship - Emerging from an international project, Alison Germain is coordinating a volunteer service that provides companionship and support at the end of life.
Making progress with myeloma - Jamie Doolan describes the advances that have been made in understanding and treating this haematological cancer type.
Helping GPs provide nutritional support - Lindsey Bottle was part of a group that developed Macmillan’s four nutritional top tip resources for primary care professionals.
Nutritional care for children with cancer - Caroline Oates celebrates the impact that two years of Macmillan funding had on dietetic care for children with cancer in Woolwich.
Holding a health and well-being event - The Cancer Education, Information and Support Service in Buckinghamshire on running a successful day for people to participate in their recovery.
Survivorship support - Macmillan counsellors Elaine Heywood and Jacqueline Ullman on health and well-being events.
Evaluating a late effects pathway - How the cancer survivorship steering group at The Christie tested the effectiveness of an innovative role.
In Focus: Supporting cancer carers
Identifying and supporting people who are looking after someone with cancer - Across the UK, over one million people look after a family member or friend with cancer.
Helping carers through a volunteer service - Macmillan Excellence Award winner Marnie Enever on volunteers and the importance of identifying carers.
Meeting the wider needs of carers - Do you have a local carers centre? Paula Hall explains how her service in South Wales is meeting holistic needs.
Young carers - How two Macmillan partnership programmes are identifying and supporting young cancer carers – and how you can help.