Learning and development

Be inspired, learn and share best practice with other health and social care professionals through our conferences, webinars and training.

How we support your learning and development

At Macmillan, we know great care starts with you. That's why we’re committed to giving health and social care professionals the knowledge, skills and training they need to support people living with cancer. As a Macmillan Professional, we'll support you with:

  • e-learning courses and workshops
  • networking events and conferences
  • learning and development grants.

Your new learning and communications hub

We're always looking for new and exciting ways to improve our learning and development offer to help you grow in your professional role.

Starting early next year, we'll launch a new learning hub with accredited, bite-sized courses you can complete whenever and wherever you like. You’ll also be able to share tips and best practice with other professionals through our online communities.

If you're a Macmillan Professional, you'll receive an email invite to the new learning and communications hub, so please look out for it very soon.

E-learning courses and workshops

We know the needs of people living with cancer are always changing. As a result, so are the demands placed on you. To help you meet the demands of your role, we offer e-learning courses and facilitated workshops on the following themes:

  • personalised care and support and clinical care
  • emotional health and well-being
  • primary and community care
  • palliative and end of life care
  • leadership, communication skills and personal development.

Virtual classroom workshops

Our virtual classroom workshops focus on specific topics to give you the skills and knowledge you need to provide the very best care for people living with cancer. The morning and afternoon long workshops are delivered by expert facilitators.

View e-learning courses and workshops >

Networking events and conferences

Due to coronavirus, we’ve had to temporarily pause all face-to-face events and conferences. Until we're able to meet in person again, we're excited to be running a series of virtual best practice forum webinars for health and social care professionals.

Virtual best practice forums

These webinars help you stay on top of developments in cancer care, learn about best practice and gain insights from expert speakers on a range of topics that matter to you. The webinars, which usually last around 60 to 90 minutes, are open to healthcare professionals in all levels of clinical and non-clinical roles.

View previous and upcoming events >

Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards

The Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the impact of Macmillan professionals and teams who go above and beyond expectations to help people living with cancer live life as fully as they can.

Find out more about our awards >

Learning and development grants

Due to the impact of COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to discontinue our learning and development grants for professionals during 2021.

You can find out more about these changes, or check the status of an existing application, on our grants website.

Get in touch with us

Do you have a question or suggestion about our training courses? We'd really like to hear from you. You can get in touch with us at serviceopsprofdev@macmillan.org.uk.