Macmillan Fellowship 2017

Macmillan fellowships are awarded to professionals who have set the highest standards in their area of work. Fellows gain access to increased learning and development opportunities and also contribute strategically to Macmillan’s work.

How are fellows selected?

Individual award finalists who have been a Macmillan professional for more than three years are eligible to apply for a fellowship. We ask the Macmillan Partnership Quality Leads of those to complete a fellowship application form. Finalists will then be invited for a short fellowship interview. The decision to award the fellowship is based on the interview, the finalists plans for how to use the grant and whether they are selected as a winner. Up to three Macmillan fellows can be selected per year

In 2017, fellowships were awarded to two exceptional Excellence Award winners.

Sharon Manning - Macmillan Gynaecology Clinical Nurse Specialist - Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Driven by the needs of her patients, Sharon has fought for a better way to deliver her service and the outcomes of making her vision a reality has been staggering. It’s thanks to Sharon’s efforts that lives have been transformed, hospital admissions have been reduced, clinical time has been freed up, and money has been saved.

Sharon is now committed to sharing her experiences with services across the UK and demonstrating how service development and collaboration can improve the lives of people with cancer. Going forwards, she hopes to gain a teaching qualification so she can deliver her work more widely, and she also hopes to learn more from international services.

If you would like to find out more about Sharon’s work please email Jonathan Long, Partnership Quality Lead.

Tracey Wright - Macmillan Commissioning Manager for Cancer and End of Life - NHS Eastern Cheshire, South Cheshire and Vale Royal CCGs

When it comes to successfully redesigning services and improving outcomes for people with cancer, Tracey’s role is integral. She’s a skilled negotiator and an expert at pulling all the right people together to bring about excellent service delivery and integration across sectors.

She recognises the need to focus on key areas of the cancer pathway to maximise impact and has done exactly that over the past eight years. Her phenomenal contribution has included leading the development of numerous projects which have all had the patient at their heart. For example, in one ground-breaking initiative, she appointed a Community Acute Oncology Nurse at the local hospital and significantly reduced hospital admissions and A&E visits as a result.

Tracey is passionate, determined and has demonstrated the immense benefits of well led, patient-centred commissioning.

If you would like to find out more about Tracey’s work please email Sonia Holdsworth, Partnership Quality Lead.