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Lloyds Bank partnership: working together to make money one less worry

We’re working with Lloyds Bank to help their customers receive support and make informed financial decisions following a cancer diagnosis.

After Tracy (pictured above) was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she contacted the Macmillan Support Line. The financial guidance team was able to give her support around her finances, and because she is also a Lloyds Bank customer, they referred her to the new Cancer Support Team at Lloyds Bank.

The Cancer Support Service has a dedicated team who have been trained by Macmillan so that they understand the financial impact of cancer. They can provide bespoke, specialist support for personal banking, savings, loans, mortgages and credit cards to Lloyds Bank customers who are affected by cancer.

Let the people you support know that Macmillan offers financial support and guidance covering a range of needs, and that Lloyds Bank customers can also access the Cancer Support Team. Simply ask them to call the Macmillan Support Line (0808 808 00 00) to see if they can benefit from this new service.

National Bereavement Alliance – new website

The National Bereavement Alliance (NBA) has launched a new website. Macmillan is a member of the NBA which brings together organisations caring for bereaved people. The website has information that you might find helpful for your service such as news, research and guidance, including a new Guide to Commissioning Bereavement Services in England.

Macmillan Allied Health Professions Competence Framework

We have now launched the Macmillan Allied Health Professions Competence Framework (MAHPCF) for those who are working with people affected by cancer.

June Davis, National Cancer Rehabilitation Lead at Macmillan, explains why the new framework is so significant: 'The MAHPCF is the first competence framework for UK allied health professionals (AHPs) working with people affected by cancer and has been developed with significant engagement and collaboration from AHPs and professional bodies from across the UK.'

The MAHPCF is designed to support managers, teams and individuals by identifying competences that apply to the majority of AHPs working with people affected by cancer. It will assist individuals and organisations to use competence to support recruitment, workforce planning and development, career progression and role design.

We have also developed an editable table that can be used to record and track personal development against chosen competencies.

Exclusive discount to London Breast Meeting Nurse Programme

The London Breast Meeting is a three-day scientific meeting of reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgeons and onco-plastic surgeons. As part of the event, there will be a One Day Nurse Programme on 7 September, which will provide an opportunity for nurses and allied healthcare professionals to gain insights into breast reconstruction; including genetics, oncology, psychology and the latest developments.

London Breast Meeting are offering Macmillan professionals an exclusive 25% discount on registration for this day. Simply quote the code LBMMAC0917 when registering.

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is back

Since its beginnings in 1990, Coffee Morning has grown into Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event, raising a grand total of £27.5 million last year and helping to connect friends, loved ones and communities affected by cancer. We’re hoping to continue the success this September and would love you to be involved.

If you, your colleagues or the people you support would like to host your own Coffee Morning, you can sign-up and order the free fundraising kit. Or, if you’d prefer to attend a Coffee Morning in your local area and meet your community to let them know about your service, you can find out where your nearest event is by searching by postcode on our website.

Learning and development

Upcoming courses

6 September, Dunsilly, Antrim

13 September, Dunsilly, Antrim

14 September, Bristol

20 September, Dunsilly, Antrim

19 September, Buckfastleigh

21 September, London

22 September, Edinburgh

Places are allocated on a first come first served basis. To avoid disappointment, please book well in advance. Visit

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As you know, we produce hundreds of resources for patients, and a range of practical tools for professionals. We want to make it as easy as possible for you access relevant resources and pass them on to the people you support, as needed. We’d love it if you’d spend 5-10 minutes to take our simple survey and tell us what you think about how we present these products in one guide.

Free tickets to Commissioning in Healthcare conference

The Commissioning in Healthcare event is on 27 September at Olympia London, and is free to attend for those working within the NHS, wider public sector or third sector, as well as for GPs, practice managers and community pharmacists.

Part of the UK Health Show, Commissioning in Healthcare is for stakeholders facing the challenge of implementing place-based models of care through the commissioning of sustainable services. There will be four main conference theatres and 10 seminar theatres. You will also have the opportunity to access over 50 hours of dedicated content and earn eight CPD points for attending.

New and updated resources

Order the new Travel and Cancer booklet

Taking time to travel can be beneficial for people affected by cancer. Many people who have cancer are able to travel without any problems, but for some it can be more difficult. This practical guide explains some of the issues that need to be considered before travelling, and provides useful tips for getting travel insurance and taking care away from home.

Order or download free copies and let your colleagues know that this resource is now available.

Areas of interest

Macmillan Policy Update – keeping you informed of our policy work

Download your copy of the latest Policy Update [PDF].

Job opportunities at Macmillan

Do you feel like it’s time for a new challenge, or just a change? One of these openings at Macmillan’s offices around the country might appeal to you.