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2018 Excellence Awards Ceremony

Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards shortlist

25 June, 2019

After carefully reviewing the nominations for this year, we can now reveal the finalists for the 2019 Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards.

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Celebrating Pride at Macmillan

18 June, 2019

June is Pride month and we are reminding people that we are here for them no matter who they love or how they identify.

Maymay (pictured) used the Macmillan website extensively when researching her mum’s diagnosis

Carers Week 10 – 16 June

10 June, 2019

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

National Men’s Health Week: 10-16 June

National Men’s Health Week: 10-16 June

7 June, 2019Updated: 7 June, 2019

This National Men’s Health Week (10-16 June) make sure you stock up on information to support men who may have questions about cancer.

Kiwi, diagnosed with leukaemia in 2012

Help men talk about what they can’t say

3 June, 2019

In the UK, around 500 men are diagnosed with cancer every day*.

Clinicians in North Wales have been on a fact-finding mission to Northern Ireland to discover more about an award-winning project to improve cancer services.

Transforming Cancer Follow-Up – award winning project in Northern Ireland to improve cancer services

20 May, 2019

Clinicians in North Wales have been on a fact-finding mission to Northern Ireland to discover more about an award-winning project to improve cancer services.

11 – 19 May – National Garden Scheme’s annual Gardens and Health Week

11 – 19 May – National Garden Scheme’s annual Gardens and Health Week

15 May, 2019

Over 85% of visitors report that spending time in a National Garden Scheme garden has a calming effect and a positive impact on well-being.

Health Minister Vaughan Gething (centre) with representatives of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and Macmillan Cancer Support

New programme to transform cancer services in North Wales launched

30 April, 2019

An ambitious new programme to transform cancer services has launched in North Wales.

Gentian, diagnosed with rectal cancer

Helping you support patients with work and cancer

18 April, 2019

If someone has or has had cancer they are protected by law from discrimination at work because of their cancer.

Saima, diagnosed with stage four lung cancer

The Macmillan Support Line – more expert support at the end of the phone

15 April, 2019

When Saima was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in 2018, she said finding out the news was a ‘complete whirlwind’.

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Our partnership with Aviva: supporting people living with cancer

25 March, 2019

A cancer diagnosis can be sudden and life-changing.

Richard Murley

Macmillan Board of Trustees appoints new Chairman

13 March, 2019

On 1 May Richard Murley (pictured) will take over from Julia Palca as Chairman of Macmillan.

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Macmillan’s London Buddy scheme

19 February, 2019

People living with cancer tell us how isolating it can feel, especially without family or friends nearby.

The Christie Macmillan Secondary Breast Care Nursing Team – The Christie Hospital, Manchester who won a 2018 Excellence Award (pictured)

Nominate your colleagues for the Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards 2019

11 February, 2019

Do you know a Macmillan Professional or team who’s gone above and beyond to support people living with cancer?

NCDA

The National Cancer Diagnosis Audit

24 January, 2019

Ever wondered how cancers are diagnosed at a GP practice?

Piggy Bank

January is Free Wills Month

16 January, 2019

Throughout January, Macmillan is providing people with the opportunity to write their will for free.

Nursing Times Award winner, Vicki Stevenson-Hornby (pictured)

Nursing Times Awards 2018 – Macmillan professionals’ success

18 December, 2018

Macmillan was one of the key sponsors of the Nursing Times Awards 2018 which took place on Wednesday 31 October.

Mo, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014

Help make money one less worry

27 November, 2018

Macmillan helped Mo to apply for a grant for new clothes as he put on weight as a result of treatment, and supported him with his heating bills.

Sandra, diagnosed with breast cancer, was supported by Macmillan and npower

Helping people with cancer keep warm without the worry

19 November, 2018

Nearly 1 in 3 people diagnosed with cancer say they feel the cold more.*

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Winners of the 2018 Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards

14 November, 2018

On Thursday 8 November, winners of the Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards were announced.

Macmillan 360-degree video project

Macmillan 360-degree video project

22 October, 2018

For many people like Jerry (pictured below), undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer can be an especially difficult time.

Gary McKee, Sir Hugh Dundas Volunteer of the year 2018

Macmillan Volunteer Awards 2019

16 October, 2018

Nominations for the Macmillan Volunteer Awards are now open and close on midnight 31 October.

MISS poster

The Mobile Information and Support Service: Taking cancer support to those who need it

12 October, 2018

The Mobile Information and Support Service (MISS) visits local communities and offers support and information about cancer.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning – Friday 28 September

24 September, 2018

Don’t forget that World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is on Friday 28 September and there’s still time to get involved.

Terry (pictured), diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2009

The financial cost of cancer

18 September, 2018

Before his diagnosis, Terry was living comfortably, but due to the financial cost of cancer his finances became a big worry.

Katie, diagnosed with leukaemia in 2017

Supporting children with cancer

11 September, 2018

If you support a child aged 0 –16 requiring treatment for cancer, you can provide them with a free, special present via Tom’s Gift to brighten up their day.

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Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is back

21 August, 2018

Celebrating its 28th year, Coffee Morning has become Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event – raising £27.6 million in 2017 thanks to our dedicated hosts.

Protect what you care about

Macmillan Free Wills Month

14 August, 2018

This August, Macmillan is running its second Free Wills Month which provides people with the opportunity to write their will for free.

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Supporting people with the costs of cancer

5 August, 2018

When someone becomes ill, financial issues can cause worry.

Zahida, Macmillan Information Support Officer

Support from Macmillan for the people you support

26 July, 2018

Cancer can affect everything: health, relationships, finances and more.

Cancer Rehabilitation Pathways

Refresh of the Cancer Rehabilitation Pathways

18 July, 2018

In 2013 the National Cancer Action Team worked to establish the evidence base for cancer rehabilitation and the subsequent interventions which take place at each stage.

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New branded merchandise at the Macmillan Shop

5 July, 2018

The new Daily Essentials range is now live on the online shop.

Our Brand graphic

Rolling out our updated brand

5 July, 2018

Working in health care, you’ll know the impact a cancer diagnosis can have.

Physical Activity for people with Metastatic Bone Disease: Guidance (graphic)

Physical Activity for people with Metastatic Bone Disease: Guidance

25 June, 2018

Recently we launched the Physical Activity for people with Metastatic Bone Disease: Guidance for healthcare professonals.

Joanne (pictured) was diagnosed with mucinous breast cancer in 2017.

Support for patients with questions about working with cancer

18 June, 2018

Joanne (pictured) was diagnosed with mucinous breast cancer in 2017.

e-learning module to support cancer carers

e-learning module to support cancer carers

29 May, 2018

11-17 June is Carers’ Week.

Anthony (pictured above), diagnosed with caner

Patients with money worries? Specialist support is available

22 May, 2018

When Anthony was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2014, it significantly impacted his finances.

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Get set, garden, grow! – gardening as a way to keep active

15 May, 2018

Research suggests that keeping active during and after cancer treatment can be good to help manage and reduce the side effects of recovery.

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International Nurses Day – thank you from Macmillan

12 May, 2018

Today is International Nurses Day, and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of you. Thank you for your dedication and commitment to nursing.

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The Macmillan Research Grants Scheme 2018 is open

10 May, 2018

Applications for the 2018 Macmillan Research Grant Scheme are now open. At Macmillan, we want to invest in research that has clear potential to benefit people living with cancer.

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Help men talk about c_ _ _ _ r. Just say the word

25 April, 2018

When Thom (pictured) was diagnosed with colon cancer, he didn’t know where to turn for support. But Macmillan was there.

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Rights at work for people living with cancer

16 April, 2018

Under equality law, people with cancer are protected from unfair treatment at work. 

videos for you and your patients

Videos for you and your patients

10 April, 2018

Did you know that Macmillan’s website has a range of videos for and about people affected by cancer?

information giving and signposting – e learning course

Information giving and signposting – e-learning course

3 April, 2018

When someone tells you that they have just been diagnosed with cancer, what do you say to them?

what matters to people living with cancer

What matters to people living with cancer?

28 March, 2018

We need to know what you think matters to people living with cancer.

miss taking cancer support to those who need it

MISS: Taking cancer support to those who need itSubscription

20 March, 2018

The Mobile Information and Support Service (MISS) visits local communities and offers support and information about cancer. 

new primary care update

New Primary Care Update

5 March, 2018

We’ve launched an updated version of our newsletter, Primary Care Update.

nominate your colleagues for macmillan professionals excellence awards 2018

Nominate your colleagues for Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards 2018

2 March, 2018

Do you know a Macmillan professional or team who’s gone above and beyond to help people living cancer?

supporting cancer patients with money worries

Supporting cancer patients with money worries

26 February, 2018

‘The financial fall-out from cancer was huge. Macmillan supported me and gave guidance.’

royal society of medicine conference on work and cancer

Royal Society of Medicine Conference on Work and Cancer

22 February, 2018

Macmillan is delighted to support the RSM conference on Work and Cancer on Wednesday 28 March. 

new life with cancer adverts

New 'Life with Cancer' adverts

20 February, 2018

Last week, we launched two new TV adverts as part of our ’Life with Cancer’ campaign. 

cancer awareness e learning course

Cancer Awareness – e-learning course

9 February, 2018

Macmillan and the Manchester Cancer Redesign programme have developed a new e-learning course to improve Cancer Awareness.

working with high street banks to give bespoke financial support

Working with high street banks to give bespoke financial support

3 February, 2018

As well as offering financial support directly, we’re working with Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland and Halifax to offer practical help to more people with cancer.

keep warm without the worry working in partnership with npower

Keep warm without the worry – working in partnership with npower

29 January, 2018

We’re working with npower to help those struggling with energy bills.

world cancer day

Let people know how we can help this World Cancer Day

15 January, 2018

On and around 4 February, people are more likely to ask questions about cancer as the media focuses on World Cancer Day.

let people know about macmillan free wills month

Let people know about Macmillan Free Wills Month

11 January, 2018

Throughout January, Macmillan is offering people the opportunity to write their will for free. 

working through cancer programme wins business disability forum award

'Working Through Cancer' programme wins Business Disability Forum Award

27 December, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that Macmillan’s Working through Cancer programme won the Business Disability Forum’s Disability Smart Award for Influential Business of the Year 2017.

macmillan’s online community is here to help over christmas

Macmillan’s online community is here to help over Christmas

19 December, 2017

The Online Community is a secure, moderated website where people can share their experiences of cancer with others. It allows the people you support to get both emotional and practical help from others who are in a similar situation in between their appointments.

helping carers to access support

Helping carers to access support

8 December, 2017

There are over 1.4 million people in the UK caring for a loved one with cancer. However, less than half of them are accessing support.

new blog commissioning the recovery package

New blog: commissioning the Recovery Package

6 December, 2017

Emma (pictured below), a Macmillan Living Well with and Beyond Cancer Project Manager working at Bristol CCG, will be blogging regularly on her experiences of implementing their Living Well with and Beyond Cancer Strategy.

its hard to be jolly at christmas when your son is very ill

‘It’s hard to be jolly at Christmas when your son is very ill.'

4 December, 2017

Angus and Corisande’s son, Tom, was diagnosed with a medulloblastoma brain tumour in the summer of 2009, aged five. By Christmas he was in a radiotherapy routine.

help with the visible effects of cancer

Help with the visible effects of cancer

1 December, 2017

Boots Macmillan beauty advisors are specially trained by both Macmillan and Boots to help people get the most out of life with cancer. 

do you use the macmillan organiser

Do you use the Macmillan Organiser?

29 November, 2017

If so, we need your help…