Lifetime Achievement Award

This prestigious award recognises one individual’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.

2019 Winner

A photograph of the Lifetime Award winner, Mandy Shewbridge.

Mandy Shewbridge

Former Macmillan Nurse Lead for Living With & Beyond Cancer

With a career spanning more than 30 years, Amanda has worked tirelessly to influence, challenge and improve outcomes and experiences for people living with cancer in London and the South East of England.

Since qualifying as a nurse in 1984, she has gone on to have an impressive career in oncology, cancer nursing and research. From her early roles at Guy’s Hospital, Amanda’s drive to improve the quality of life of people with cancer and make sure people receive equal care has been outstanding.

In 2005, Amanda became Lead Nurse for Cancer Services at Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust, and later the Consultant Nurse in breast cancer at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. While there, she put into effect nurse-led diagnostic services and end-of-treatment clinics.

In 2017, she became the Macmillan Nurse Programme Lead for Living with and Beyond Cancer at South East London Accountable Cancer Network, where she transformed patient care by championing the Recovery Package.

Amanda’s extensive academic work includes a research project, which investigates how the use of an adapted Holistic Needs Assessment for women with breast cancer in Ghana and Tanzania could really help to improve lives.

'It’s so important that we understand the specific needs of local populations, and we look at how we can engage with them,’ Amanda says.

A big thank you and congratulations to Mandy. She is truly an outstanding Macmillan ambassador.