How we can support your patients

As a Macmillan professional, you know that a cancer diagnosis can affect so much more than a person's health – it can also affect their relationships, finances and work.

Macmillan provides a range of services to complement your daily work. We do this by supporting people physically, financially and emotionally. We can:

  • be there for people during treatment
  • help with work and money worries
  • signpost people to local support
  • listen when someone needs to talk.

Tell your patients about Macmillan and we’ll help you support people living with cancer, so they can live life as fully as they can.

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Signposting to our services is simple

To help your patients understand how we can support them, we’ve created a guide to our services. Simply download and print the guide for your patients to take home with them.

Our services

If your patients need support, or would like more detailed information about one of our services, a full list can be found below.

Talking to us

For information, support or just someone to talk to, call us free*

Do you know someone who needs to talk? Our team of specialist advisers on the Macmillan Support Line are here to listen, give information and support.

Call us free* on 0808 808 00 00, 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm.

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Award winning cancer information

We offer free, easy to understand information, in a range of formats

Our high quality cancer information is written by experts. It’s easy to order and available free of charge, in many different formats. We cover a wide range of topics for people with cancer, their loved ones and carers.

You can find our full range at be.macmillan.org.uk.

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Macmillan’s Online Community

A network of people affected by cancer. It’s anonymous, free and open 24/7

Macmillan’s Online Community is a place for people living with cancer to find others who understand what they are going through. It’s easy to join a conversation, read a blog or ask an expert for information.

Sign up at community.macmillan.org.uk.

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Finding local support

Information about local support groups and other services

Macmillan supports over 900 independent cancer support groups and organisations in the UK. If your patient would like to find somewhere locally to talk about their cancer experience, search our directory at macmillan.org.uk/inyourarea.

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Information and support centres

UK centres are open to everyone – no appointment is needed

Our local information and support centres aim to provide a listening ear. We also offer information on everything from different cancer types to finding support groups.

Some of our support centres offer counselling, complementary therapy or support to deal with issues such as hair loss.

To find your local centre, search our directory at macmillan.org.uk/inyourarea.

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Money and cancer

If cancer affects your finances, we're right there with you

Cancer can be tough on people’s finances. Money worries can be confusing and overwhelming, but we're here to help. We can provide people with the information, support and guidance to find their best way through.

To find out how we can make money one less worry, visit macmillan.org.uk/moneyworries.

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Work and cancer

We can offer help, support and guidance on work and cancer

If your patient has or has had cancer, they are protected by law from unfair treatment at work. We can help with questions about work and cancer. Call our Work Support Service on 0808 808 0000 (Monday - Friday, 8am - 6pm).

To find out more, visit macmillan.org.uk/rightsatwork.

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