Cancer workforce

We study the cancer workforce to help us better understand the size, composition and location of cancer professionals in the UK.

Specialist cancer nurses

Macmillan has conducted censuses of cancer, palliative and chemotherapy speciality nurses and support workers across the UK:

Northern Ireland

We have also used this work in modelling to estimate future requirements for the workforce.

Allied Health Professionals

Allied Health Professionals are vital to the delivery of cancer care. They include dietitians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, and other roles. In 2018, we commissioned a report to better understand this workforce.

Download the report