National Garden Scheme’s Gardens and Health Week, 11-19 May
Over 85% of visitors report that spending time in a National Garden Scheme garden has a calming and positive effect on well-being.
The National Garden Scheme transforms lives in England and Wales by opening gardens to the public. This Gardens and Health Week, they are raising awareness of the impact of garden visiting on well-being.
Luke, diagnosed with bowel cancer, explains how being in his garden impacted his wellbeing: ‘My side effects are ongoing. I absolutely love gardening, growing fruit and vegetables – it relaxes me.’
Please encourage your patients to get outside, start gardening or find an open garden near them.
Award-winning project improves cancer services in Northern Ireland
Clinicians in North Wales have been on a fact-finding mission to Northern Ireland to learn more about an award-winning project to improve cancer services.
The group travelled to Belfast to hear about Transforming Cancer Follow-Up, a programme funded by Macmillan Cancer Support, which challenges the traditional ‘one size fits all’ approach to routine hospital follow-up.
The trip was organised by colleagues on Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s Transforming Cancer Services Together programme, which was funded by Macmillan and set up to improve cancer services in North Wales.
Visit the NHS Wales website to read the full story.
Communications will now be sent by DocuSign
Communications regarding Macmillan appointments, professionals’ welcome letters, schedules of payment letters and contracting documents will now be sent by DocuSign from our Service Operations Support Team.
The emails will appear as from ‘Service Operations Support via DocuSign’ and the subject will usually contain the text ‘Please DocuSign’.
If you click on the link in the email to ‘View documents’, you can review the attachments and complete and sign as appropriate.