The Macmillan Integration of Cancer Care Programme in South Tees

A partnership between Macmillan Cancer Support, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and organisations including community health, social care, public health and the voluntary sector, as well as patients.

The words 'Macmillan integration of cancer care programme' sit in the pale blue lozenge with the Macmillan Cancer Support and South Tees NHS Trust logos underneath

The Macmillan Integration of Cancer Care Programme (MacICC) has taken a close look at existing pathways from pre-diagnosis through to recovery, survivorship and end of life care. This includes how patients move through the whole healthcare system looking at how all the separate services can work more closely to deliver the right care, in the right place, at the right time, by the right professional.

A review has focused on three cancer pathways - lung, lymphoma, and brain and central nervous system. Simplified care pathways, streamlined referral processes and care closer to home have been identified as key ways of helping patients. Work is underway to put these recommendations into practice.

The programme is led by Carol Taylor, Macmillan Programme Manager. She is supported by Dr Spencer Robinson, Macmillan Service Improvement Lead, Charlotte Lambert, Macmillan Programme Support Officer and Dr Anisah Tariq, Clinical Audit Facilitator. The programme's sponsor is Dr Angela Wood, Macmillan Consultant Haematologist and Strategic Lead for Cancer. All are based within South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.