We shape policy

The Macmillan Policy team demands better for people affected by cancer by working across the UK to develop, drive and support policy solutions to improve their lives.

Cancer nursing on the line

Macmillan’s new research highlights that there aren’t enough specialist cancer nurses. Find out more about Macmillan's calls to governments.

Workforce

We need the right mix of skills and effective working across teams and care settings to better meet the changing needs of people affected by cancer

Money and cancer

People with cancer face a significant financial impact as a result of their diagnosis. They need support from financial services providers, the NHS, Governments and beyond.

Life after cancer treatment

Everyone should be supported to live as well as possible for as long as possible after a cancer diagnosis.

Patient Experience

One in five people living with cancer say that they feel treated as a set of symptoms rather than being recognised as a person. We don’t think that’s good enough.

End of life

It is vital to offer people choice and control over the things that are important to them at this point of maximum vulnerability in their lives.

Think. Improve. Change.

Want to know what we're talking about right now? Read our blog, Think. Improve. Change for the latest analysis and insight from Macmillan Cancer Support's researchers, policy analysts and public affairs experts.

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The Macmillan Policy team

The Macmillan Policy team demands better for people affected by cancer by working across the UK to develop, drive and support policy solutions to improve their lives. We look at the big picture and work with others to help bring about meaningful and sustainable change.

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Campaign with us

Our campaigns fight for real change for people affected by cancer. By taking action, you can help transform the lives of people with cancer. Join us in demanding the best in cancer support.

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We work with parliament

Macmillan brings the voice of people affected by cancer to parliament. We work with government and politicians to improve care and support at every stage of the cancer journey.

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Understanding the evidence

Macmillan’s research helps us, and others, understand the needs, numbers and experiences of people affected by cancer, to develop and influence better care and services.