Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards
The Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards are an opportunity to recognise the outstanding contribution Macmillan professionals make to cancer services.
Our prestigious and independent awards highlight excellence across the UK and the impact of Macmillan professionals and teams who have gone above and beyond expectations to do whatever it
takes to support people living with cancer.
The awards allow us to bring to life our unique spirit by showcasing not just what Macmillan professionals do, but how they do it – with heart, with strength, and with ambition.
This year's award ceremony
This year’s winners were announced at a stunning ceremony held at The Crowne Plaza Glasgow on Thursday 9 November 2023. The ceremony, hosted by Martel Maxwell, Scottish journalist and writer was attended by 500 health and social care professionals. You can find out about the winners below.
It’s an enormous achievement to be considered for these prestigious awards so, as well as congratulating the winners, we also want to acknowledge the phenomenal work of all the nominees and finalists. You should all be immensely proud, as the standard of applications this year was particularly high.
The awards are presented in four categories:
This category recognises individuals and teams who have introduced a new approach to services or project development and delivery. The initiative should demonstrate improved outcomes and experience for people living with cancer* and measurable improvements in the quality and effectiveness of services or project.
This category recognises individuals and teams who have improved the coordination of services and specialities 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 recognises individuals and teams who have made significant improvements within an existing service offered to people living with cancer*.
Whatever It Takes
The Whatever It Takes award category aims to recognise individuals and teams that have truly gone the extra mile. The nominee should demonstrate values of heart, strength and ambition through compassion, kindness, and teamwork.
This category is for the ‘unsung heroes’ – individuals or teams who have demonstrated extraordinary efforts to adapt, collaborate, advocate for others, shown great resilience and lead with compassion.
*Where we refer to supporting people living with cancer, it is important to acknowledge that those professionals working in palliative and end of life care support anyone with a life limiting illness irrespective of whether they have a cancer diagnosis or not.
There are many reasons to nominate a Macmillan Professional or team for an 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 virtual presentation.
- Receive credible feedback to help develop and further advance your nominee's practice.
- Winners receive an award, including a certificate and PR opportunities.
For your patients
Our specialist advisers can give advice and support to your patients. Encourage them to call us on 0808 808 00 00 (7 days a week, 8am-8pm).
It’s quick and easy to order free booklets to give to your patients, their families and carers. Topics include cancer types, treatment, and emotional support.