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

A photograph of the winners at the Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards 2020

Our awards highlight the impact of Macmillan Professionals and teams across the UK. They celebrate those who have gone above and beyond expectations to do whatever it takes to support people living with cancer.

The awards also bring our unique spirit to life by showcasing not just what Macmillan professionals do, but how they do it – with heart, with strength, with ambition.

Macmillan Professionals and teams have been at the forefront of the coronavirus response, and have moved mountains to support colleagues and people living with cancer when they needed it most. So, this year we’ve launched a new award category: Whatever It Takes. You can find out about our award categories below.

2021 winners and finalists

This year’s winners were announced at a ceremony held at the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel in Manchester on Tuesday 2 November 2021. The ceremony, hosted by actor and presenter Richard Blackwood, was attended by 300 health and social care professionals and guests.

It’s an enormous achievement to be considered for these prestigious awards. 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.

Whatever It Takes Award

This new award category recognises those extraordinary efforts, where individuals and teams have had to adapt, innovate, collaborate, support wellbeing initiatives, show great resilience despite distressing situations and lead with compassion.

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Innovation Excellence Award

This category is for nominees and teams who have introduced a new approach to service or product development and delivery.

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Integration Excellence Award

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.

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Quality Improvement Excellence Award

This category is for nominees and teams who have made significant improvements to an existing service for people living with cancer.

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Our finalists

Learn who our excellent finalists were in Innovation Excellence, Integration Excellence and Whatever it Takes and find out about the incredible work they do.

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Get in touch

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