We aim to make sure everyone living with cancer receives the very best healthcare from diagnosis, through treatment and recovery, if they’re living with a treatable but not curable cancer, and at the end of their life.
2017 highlights include:
- Increasing the number of Macmillan nurse posts to over 5,700, almost 600 more than in 2016. In total we had over 7,700 Macmillan healthcare professional posts at the end of 2017, over 800 more than the year before.
- Delivering a variety of face-to-face learning and development courses, attended by 7,100 Macmillan professionals, 5,200 more than in 2016, to support them in delivering and improving cancer care.
- We committed over £1 million to develop our Improving the Cancer Journey programme in Fife. The aim is to put people living with cancer and their families at the centre of decision making about their care, and to improve access to community services which address their identified needs.
- Since 2012 our Macmillan electronic holistic needs assessment tool has been used over 60,000 times to quickly and effectively assess the needs of people living with cancer. We continued to work with NHS bodies across the UK to encourage them to use this tool.