Macmillan Support Line – call us for expert support, 7 days a week, 8am - 8pm
When Saima was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in 2018, she described the news as a 'complete whirlwind'. Saima immediately turned to Macmillan for support. 'The Support Line was amazing', she says.
The Macmillan Support Line helped Saima navigate her way through self-employment and cancer, and told her about the benefits she could apply for.
If your patients are worried about money, work or treatment, or just want to speak about whatever matters to them, we’ll listen and support them.
We've extended our opening hours to help even more people living with cancer. Please tell your patients they can call us free on 0808 808 00 00, 7 days a week, 8am - 8pm (opening times may vary by service).
To find out more, visit macmillan.org.uk/supportline.
Helping you support people with work and cancer
If someone has or has had cancer they are protected by law from discrimination at work.
By talking to people about how cancer might affect their work, you can help them to have informed conversations with employers about needs. Our updated Work Support Route Guides can help you talk about work and cancer, and signpost to support – such as our work support team.
Our work support team is here to talk on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday – Friday, 8am - 6pm). We provide information and guidance on talking to employers, negotiating adjustments at work, sick pay and taking time off. We can also refer people with complex needs to one-off legal advice.
Find out more about our work support team at macmillan.org.uk/supportline.
New programme to transform cancer services in North Wales launched
An ambitious new programme to transform cancer services has launched in North Wales.
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has partnered with Macmillan to set up Transforming Cancer Services Together, a programme to redesign the way services are delivered, to provide better care and support to patients.
The Wales Cancer Patient Experience Survey found that, while most people diagnosed with cancer in North Wales have a positive experience of care, there are still areas for improvement.
Transforming Cancer Services Together has been set up to deliver these improvements and is looking specifically at breast, lung, colorectal and urological cancers.
Macmillan Professionals Conference 2019
We are delighted to announce this year’s Professionals Conference and Awards will be held on Thursday 7 - Friday 8 November 2019 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.
Registration opens in Mac Mail in the Autumn. Find out more at macmillan.org.uk/professionalsconference.