The NHS at 70: Thank you from Lynda Thomas, Chief Executive
As we mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS I want to say a huge thank you for all the amazing work you do.
I am so proud to be leading an organisation with such passionate, expert and hard-working individuals. Meeting with you, hearing your stories, experiences and opinions truly inspires me. I know Macmillan needs to be there for you too, to ensure you can help support people with cancer when they need it, in the best way for them.
We will continue to influence and work with key decision makers, partners and service providers on vital issues such as workforce capacity, end-of-life care, system integration, and understanding the changing needs of people with cancer. I want Macmillan to play its role to help ensure the NHS is protected and fit for the future so that everyone diagnosed with cancer gets the care and support they need.
Our 2017 Annual Report
2017 proved to be a record year for Macmillan with our incredible supporters raising £247.7 million.
Thanks to the support we received we’ve been able to increase our number of Macmillan professional posts by over 800. We now have a total of over 7,700 Macmillan professionals UK wide, which is nearly 12% more than the previous year (6,900 in 2016).
Last year we continued to invest in Macmillan professionals by awarding 952 grants worth £747,000 to individuals and groups for continuing professional development.
Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards 2018: Finalists
After another exceptional round of nominations this year, we are pleased to announce the finalists for the Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards.
The categories are:
- Service Improvement Excellence
- Innovation Excellence
- Integration Excellence.
The work of Macmillan professionals is transforming the lives of people living with cancer, and these awards celebrate the outstanding contributions that you are making to cancer services.
The winners will be announced at the Excellence Awards ceremony on Thursday 8 November 2018 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel.
Look out for more details in next month’s Mac Mail.
Refresh of the Cancer Rehabilitation Pathways
In 2013 the National Cancer Action Team worked to establish the evidence base for cancer rehabilitation and the subsequent interventions which take place at each stage. This pathway is the culmination of that work. The pathways are provided as a guide to the types of rehabilitation interventions patients may need at different stages.
From July 2018, the pathways will be reviewed and will aim to ensure they link to current national policy and evidence.