Macmillan support workers are part of the cancer care team alongside registered practitioners. They deal with non-complex tasks to allow registered practitioners to focus their expertise on managing the complex care needs of patients.
Support workers provide coordination of care to people who, after cancer treatment, can be enabled to self-manage their own care with support.
The Macmillan one-to-one support worker role has made a huge improvement to the quality of our service and enabled us to implement important initiatives.
Clinical nurse specialist