Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards

The Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards are an opportunity to recognise the outstanding contribution Macmillan professionals make to cancer services.

About the awards

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

The awards are presented in three categories:

  • Innovation Excellence
  • Integration Excellence
  • Quality Improvement Excellence.

All nominations are submitted by Macmillan staff, managers or peers and rigorously judged by a panel of experts, who are widely respected in their chosen fields.

Changes to this year's awards

Due to coronavirus, we've had to make a few changes to this year's awards. You can find out more below.

  • Why have you temporarily paused nominations?

    To support the efforts to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and in line with government guidance, Macmillan has taken the difficult decision to pause the Macmillan Professionals Excellence Award nominations until later in the year and to postpone the judging days and Excellence Awards Ceremony.

    As a charity dedicated to supporting people affected by cancer and the professional workforce who support them, we take seriously our responsibility to you and your patients. We will let you know when nominations open again for the 2020 awards.

  • What if I have already submitted a nomination?

    If you've already submitted a nomination or started working on one, your details will still be available when you log in to our awards website.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at professionalsawards@macmillan.org.uk.

Our award categories

The awards are presented in three categories:

  • Innovation Excellence
    This category is for nominees and teams who have introduced a new approach to service or product development and delivery.
  • Integration Excellence
    This category is for nominees and teams who have improved the coordination of services and enabled integration across settings such acute, primary, social and voluntary or through digital services, to provide a seamless experience for people living with cancer.
  • Quality Improvement Excellence
    This category is for nominees and teams who have made significant improvements to an existing service for people living with cancer.

We also present one truly amazing person with a Lifetime Achievement Award to recognise tireless efforts to improve the lives of people living with cancer.

Why should I nominate?

There are many reasons to nominate a professional or team for a Macmillan Professionals Excellence Award:

  • Gain industry-level recognition for an individual or team among their professional community, peers and the public.
  • Inspire others by highlighting best practice in your area which exceeds the high standards expected of Macmillan professionals.
  • Support future service development by helping your nominee to evaluate their impact.
  • Personal development opportunities for nominees, thanks to a rigorous judging process, which includes a live presentation.
  • Receive credible feedback to help develop and further advance your nominee's practice.
  • Winners receive an award, including a certificate and PR opportunities.

Due to coronavirus, nominations have been paused until further notice. If you have any questions, please contact us at professionalsawards@macmillan.org.uk.

2019 award winners

Choosing our finalists from such an amazing and inspiring selection of people wasn’t easy. We'd like to congratulate everybody for the fantastic work they do to support people living with cancer.

You can see the full list of 2019 winners below.

  • Lifetime Achievement Award

    Mandy Shewbridge, Former Macmillan Nurse Lead

    With a career spanning more than 30 years, Amanda has worked tirelessly to influence, challenge and improve outcomes and experiences for people living with cancer in London and the South East of England.

    Watch the thank you video.

  • Innovation Excellence Award

    This category celebrates four winners who have introduced a new approach to service or product development and delivery. Our 2019 winners included:

    • Macmillan East Midlands Brain Metastases Service, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust
    • Rapid Diagnostic Centre Team, Swansea Bay University Health Board
    • Specialist Palliative Care Team, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
    • The C-Factor Team, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust.

    Watch the thank you video.

  • Integration Excellence Award

    This category recognises four winners who have provided a seamless experience for people living with cancer. Our 2019 winners included:

    • Philippa Hyman, Healthy London Partnership
    • Macmillan Acute Oncology Nursing Team, Health and Social Care Trusts Northern Ireland
    • Macmillan Primary Care Cancer Framework Team, Public Health Wales NHS Trust
    • Rosie Roberts, Macmillan Acute Oncology Service Quality Assurance Development and Support Manager, Welsh Cancer Network.

    Watch the thank you video.

  • Quality Improvement Award

    This category celebrates four winners who have introduced a new approach to service or product development and delivery. Our 2019 winners included:

    • Macmillan Highland Welfare Benefits Service, Highland Citizens Advice Bureau
    • Prostate Brachytherapy Team, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
    • Justin Trewren, Macmillan Fast Track Facilitator, Mid Yorkshire Hospital Trust
    • Urology Team, Barts Health NHS Trust.

    Watch the thank you video

Get in touch

If you have any questions about the Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards, please get in touch at professionalsawards@macmillan.org.uk.