Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards

About the awards

Our awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution that Macmillan professionals make to cancer services. Your work is vital to improving the lives of people living with cancer, and we want you to know how much you are valued.

The awards are presented in three categories:

  • Innovation Excellence
  • Integration Excellence
  • Quality Improvement Excellence

Benefits of submitting a nomination

  • Gain industry-level recognition for an individual or team among their professional community, peers and the public
  • Inspire others by highlighting best practice in your area which exceeds the high standards expected of Macmillan professionals
  • Support your nominees to measure and evaluate their impact, and support future service development
  • Provide the opportunity for nominees to commit to a rigorous judging process, including a live presentation, for their personal development
  • Receive credible feedback, which can help develop and further advance their practice
  • Winners receive an award, certificate, and PR opportunities

Macmillan professionals and teams can be nominated by Macmillan staff, managers or peers.

Nominations are now open and close at midnight on 27 April. Click here to find out more about the categories and how to submit an individual or team nomination.

Watch our promotional video to hear more from the 2019 Awards Finalists.

2019 Excellence Awards Ceremony

The 2019 winners were announced at a ceremony held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on Thursday 7 November 2019. The ceremony, hosted by Larry Lamb, presenter, author and actor, was attended by over 450 health and social care professionals and guests.

A person living with cancer hugging a Macmillan Professional.

Saying thank you

We hear from people living with cancer, as they thank our amazing Macmillan professionals and teams.

Saying thank you

We hear from people living with cancer, as they thank our amazing Macmillan professionals and teams.

2019 winners and finalists


Lifetime Achievement Award 2019

This prestigious award recognises one person’s tireless and inventive contribution to the development of cancer care. This year, it goes to someone truly special who has sought to improve cancer services since the very start of her career.

Integration Excellence Award 2019

This category recognises nominees and teams who have improved the coordination of services and enabled integration across settings such acute, primary, social and voluntary or through digital services, to provide a seamless experience for people living with cancer.

Excellence Awards finalists 2019

Choosing our winners from such an amazing and inspiring selection of people wasn’t easy. We'd like to congratulate all of our finalists for the fantastic work they do to support people living with cancer.