Resources and learning tools

Our online learning resources and training opportunities help you understand more about the cancer population’s needs and services, and can inform how to commission for excellent cancer services.

Bespoke local support

Our learning and development managers work locally and regionally, running a series of training programmes for health and social care professionals, volunteers and people affected by cancer. We have a prospectus of ongoing learning and development events and Macmillan may support more bespoke learning and development projects in a local area or region.

Email us to register your interest.

Top tips guides for commissioners

Improving cancer services through primary care commissioning

In April 2015, new arrangements came into effect for commissioning primary care in England with many Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) taking on greater commissioning responsibility for GP services in 2015/16.

Macmillan GP Advisers have collaborated with Macmillan’s Commissioning Support Programme to develop a new guide on how to improve cancer services across the pathway, through primary care commissioning, using local examples. It provides links to useful data sources, resources and further information on how Macmillan can support you.

Download the guide - Improving cancer services through primary care commissioning [PDF].


Improving one-year cancer survival

Our Improving One-Year Cancer Survival guide [PDF] is aimed at clinical commissioners who are responsible for improving the outcomes and experience of people affected by cancer in their area. It focuses on the commissioning landscape in England but the recommendations are relevant across the UK.


Other Macmillan learning and development resources

Macmillan’s Learn Zone provides a variety of free learning resources, online courses and professional development tools. Resources are available for Macmillan professionals, health and social care professionals, volunteers and members of the public.

Ways to get support


You don’t need to face cancer alone. Find out more about our free support line, Macmillan nurses, information services and support groups near you.

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What's happening near you? Find out about support groups, where to get information and how to get involved with Macmillan where you are.

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