Last reminder: submit a nomination for Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards 2018
If you know colleagues who are going above and beyond to help people affected by cancer, and who have not yet been nominated for a Macmillan Excellence Award, you have until midnight on Saturday 31 March to complete your nomination.
A nominated team only needs to include one Macmillan professional.
The three categories are:
- Service Improvement Excellence
- Innovation Excellence
- Integration Excellence.
The website has lots of information on how to choose the right category and how to nominate.
The winners will be announced at the Excellence Awards ceremony on Thursday 8 November at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel.
MISS: Taking cancer support to those who need it
The Mobile Information and Support Service (MISS) visits local communities and offers support and information about cancer.
Last year, the service supported over 181,000 people across the UK and is a great way to provide access to hard-to-reach communities. Cancer specialists are on hand to talk to people in confidence and support their emotional, financial and practical needs.
Find out if a bus is visiting your local area and let the people you support know about this free service.
For more information please email the team.
New business cards on be.Macmillan
We've listened to your feedback and changed the way you create Macmillan branded business cards to make the process work better and to provide more choice, such as adding and saving logos, or creating cards in Welsh.
Get started here and follow these steps:
- Click on the green button ‘Macmillan professionals business cards’
- Login to your be.Macmillan account
- Follow the instructions to create your additional business card account.
Then you’ll be able to select your template, add your details and logo, and send for approval.
We’d love to hear your thoughts on the new system. Please send us your feedback.
Royal Society of Medicine Conference on Work and Cancer – Wednesday 28 March
Don’t forget that the Royal Society of Medicine Conference on Work and Cancer is this month.
The event takes place on Wednesday 28 March and will consider how best to support people with cancer to remain in work and explore the workplace factors that may be associated with the development of cancer.
Speakers include Dr Richard Simcock, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, and Professor Jane Maher, Chief Medical Officer, alongside others exploring the role of occupational therapy and the employer and employee perspectives of managing a return to work after cancer.
You can find out more and book your tickets on the website.
Looking ahead: Brand update
We’ve been reviewing our brand to ensure that people with cancer feel Macmillan is relevant to them, and understand the support we offer. This includes defining the unique role Macmillan plays for people living with cancer, and the guidelines we use to create consistently recognisable Macmillan experiences.
The way we look and talk will remain familiar and recognisably Macmillan, but with some changes as we make our brand even stronger.
We’ve thoroughly tested all the changes with people with cancer, Macmillan professionals and healthcare partners and have taken their feedback on board.
Look out for more information in the coming months.