Macmillan - sponsored awards 2017

We’re working with sector partners to recognise and celebrate your contribution to delivering good cancer care and innovation. In 2017 we are supporting the following awards:

AHA UK Awards

Leadership and innovation in cancer rehabilitation winners

Laura Caley, research dietitian and Jervoise Andreyev, consultant gastroenterologist in pelvic radiation disease at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, won for their work in showing how AHPs and non-specialist nurses can investigate troublesome gastrointestinal symptoms arising from chemotherapy in newly diagnosed GI cancer patients.

The following Macmillan professionals were shortlisted for this award:

  • Tharma Ayton, clinical lead physiotherapist and Alison Robinson, clinical specialist physiotherapist at Belfast Health and Social Care Trust 
  • Michelle Clark, Macmillan occupational therapist and Stephanie Pye, Macmillan physiotherapist at Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.


BMJ Awards

Cancer Care Team winners

The winners were Tania Kalsi, Macmillan Consultant Geriatrician, and the GOLD team at Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. In response to the high level of comorbidities found in older people with cancer, the team set up GOLD (geriatric oncology liaison development) to provide assessment and support for older people undergoing chemotherapy in south east London. Find out more about their work in the BMJ Awards brochure [PDF].

RCNi Awards

Cancer Nursing Award winners

The winner was Sharon Foy and the Macmillan Secondary Breast Cancer Nursing Service at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. Read about their winning work on the RCNi website.

The following Macmillan professionals were shortlisted for RCNi Awards in the following categories:

  • Cancer Nursing – Anne Hope, Royal Surrey County Hospital
  • Innovations in your Specialty Award - Johanne Vass, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
  • Leadership Award - Julie Kinley, St Christopher's Hospice

Student Nursing Times Awards

Partnership of the Year Award winners

The winners were Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council and Manchester Metropolitan University. The three organisations worked in partnership to develop a new Public Health initiative for heathcare students. The initiative involved the development of a ‘package’ of public health experience, including an annual Student Public Health conference, market stall and opportunities with public health teams, so that students could gain hands-on experience and practice their public health skills; linking theory to practice. Due to the success of the conference, there are plans to develop a toolkit so the model can be shared and replicated across other trusts.

Patient Safety Awards

Cancer Care Award winners

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Trust won for their work enabling people to actively self-manage their cancer care. In a project using the Vitrucare platform, teams at the Trust offer highly patient-focused services that allow people receiving chemotherapy to self monitor for important side effects of treatment, receive relevant multimedia information and, when necessary be in immediate contact with the local 24/7 Care Coordination Centre telephone ‘hotline’. The approach has led to the appropriate avoidance of unplanned admission to hospital and high levels of patient satisfaction.