Lifetime Achievement Award 2016

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognises outstanding achievement over the course of the winner's career, and rewards someone whose contribution to the excellent cancer care over many years is truly exceptional.

Liz Henderson OBE - Macmillan Redesigning the System Special Adviser

Liz is genuinely a leader in her field. She’s held several Macmillan roles during her distinguished career, including lead cancer nurse at the Northern Ireland Cancer Network, and has more than 15 years’ experience of advocating for our work in areas such as early diagnosis, patient involvement and survivorship.

An exceptional innovator in cancer services, Liz has influenced the lives of thousands of people affected by cancer and inspired countless professionals across Northern Ireland, the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Europe and beyond.

She was the first nurse from Northern Ireland to carry out specialist training in oncology, and played a key role in the development of a cooperative agreement between Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the National Cancer Institute in Washington, D.C. Liz was also the driving force behind the successful Transforming Cancer Follow-Up programme.

Liz’s integrity, humanity and humour touch everyone she comes into contact with. She embodies Macmillan’s values and is a true and valued ambassador.