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The National Cancer Diagnosis Audit

24 January, 2019

Ever wondered how cancers are diagnosed at a GP practice?

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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.

Alison Rooks said there is always something the team can do to help

‘You want someone to be able to focus on their life’

8 November, 2018

Macmillan Cancer Support’s Energy Advice Team assists people living with cancer who face an increase in their energy bills. Claire Read reports

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.

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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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Helping patients get the right care at the right time

6 September, 2018

Claire Read speaks to Rachel O’Donnell from Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust’s palliative care in-reach nursing team

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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.

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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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Being an information nurse in the digital age

16 May, 2018

Claire Read speaks to Macmillan’s digital nurse specialist about how many patients turn to the internet after receiving a diagnosis.

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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.


Rights at work for people living with cancer

16 April, 2018

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

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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?

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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?

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What matters to people living with cancer?

28 March, 2018

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

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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. 

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When the personal and professional collide

13 March, 2018

As Karen Roberts begins her new post at Macmillan, she brings with her both a 30-year career in oncology nursing and the recent experience of her husband’s death from cancer. Claire Read finds out how each will shape her approach to the role. 

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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?

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Supporting cancer patients with money worries

26 February, 2018

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

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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. 

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New 'Life with Cancer' adverts

20 February, 2018

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

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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.

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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.

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Creating a nurse-led clinic for patients with sarcoma

24 January, 2018

Claire Read speaks to Johanne Vass about how she created a nurse-led, one-stop, rapid-access clinic, which provides care for patients with sarcoma. 

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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.

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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.

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‘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. 

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Do you use the Macmillan Organiser?

29 November, 2017

If so, we need your help…

banking on change

Banking on change

24 November, 2017Updated: 27 November, 2017

Banks don’t currently have a legal duty of care to their customers. This means people with cancer don’t know what reaction they might get if they tell their bank about their diagnosis.

winners of the 2017 macmillan professionals excellence awards announced

Winners of the 2017 Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards announced

22 November, 2017Updated: 27 November, 2017

Last Thursday evening, the winners of the Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards were announced in front of 350 Macmillan professionals.

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Managing cancer in the workplace

16 November, 2017

Each year, almost 120,000 people of working age are diagnosed with cancer in the UK, a figure set to increase. 

new materials to support you to have money related conversations

New materials to support you to have money-related conversations

13 November, 2017Updated: 20 November, 2017

You may have seen our new adverts letting healthcare professionals know that anyone with cancer can experience financial difficulties relating to their diagnosis.

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Turn over a new leaf and encourage your patients to get active

7 November, 2017

We’re working with our partner the National Garden Scheme to inspire people living with cancer to turnover a new leaf this winter and become more active through gardening.

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Success at the BMA Patient Information Awards

30 October, 2017

We’re thrilled to announce that two of our cancer information resources received awards at the 2017 BMA Patient Information Awards, which were held last month.

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Assessment of the cancer workforce in England and Wales

26 October, 2017Updated: 30 October, 2017

Macmillan is leading an assessment of the cancer workforce which we believe is vital to determine how the cancer workforce has changed since 2014. We will use this information to plan for the future and support a sustainable cancer workforce.

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Macmillan Volunteer Awards

23 October, 2017

Nominations for the Macmillan Volunteer Awards are now open.

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Are our booklets too ‘green’?

20 October, 2017Updated: 23 October, 2017

Do you like our photo style? What about our headline font?

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Support at work for people affected by cancer

16 October, 2017

People who have, or have had, cancer are protected by law from unfair treatment at work. Talking to their employer can be a first step to getting the support they need.

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Supporting patients to stay active

9 October, 2017

Tracy Bracewell has always tried to encourage her patients to be as active as they can. “We all know the basics about healthy lifestyles, and obviously exercise is very important,” says the lead staff nurse for gynaeoncology at East Lancashire Hospitals Trust… 


Access multi-specialist advice for patients with ongoing symptoms after treatment (vMDT)

2 October, 2017

Around 625,000 people experience long term consequences following cancer treatment, and as you know these ongoing symptoms can be complex and debilitating, with a significant impact on day to day quality of life.


From the Frontline - New report on workforce challenges

25 September, 2017

We have recently published a new report: ‘From the Frontline: Workforce Pressures in the NHS’. 


Macmillan Allied Health Professions Competence Framework

24 September, 2017

We have now launched the Macmillan Allied Health Professions Competence Framework (MAHPCF) for those who are working with people affected by cancer.

assessment of the cancer workforce in england and wales

Assessment of the cancer workforce in England and Wales

22 September, 2017

Macmillan is about to commission new research to assess the current size, location and composition of the cancer workforce in England and Wales.

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World’s biggest coffee morning is back – Friday 29 September

18 September, 2017

Since its beginnings in 1990, Coffee Morning has grown into Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event, raising a grand total of £27.5 million last year and helping to connect friends, loved ones and communities affected by cancer. 


England’s NHS to measure quality of life for cancer survivors

13 September, 2017 By

The quality of life for cancer patients is be tracked as part of plans to “radically” improve care and support for people once treatment ends, NHS England has announced today.

national bereavement alliance – new website

National Bereavement Alliance – new website

4 September, 2017

The National Bereavement Alliance (NBA) has launched a new website. 

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Lloyds Bank partnership: working together to make money one less worry

21 August, 2017

We’re working with Lloyds Bank to help their customers receive support and make informed financial decisions following a cancer diagnosis.

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New British Sign Language videos

14 August, 2017

We’ve recently launched five new videos in British Sign Language (BSL), which you can see on our website. 

wales cancer patient experience survey results are in

Wales Cancer Patient Experience Survey results are in

8 August, 2017

The results of the second Cancer Patient Experience Survey in Wales were launched by the Cabinet Secretary for Health Vaughan Gething earlier this month. 

macmillan local cancer intelligence tool new features

Macmillan Local Cancer Intelligence tool: new features

31 July, 2017

We’ve relaunched the Macmillan Local Cancer Intelligence (LCI) tool with a new design, functionality, and more cancer types.

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In The Balance – new policy report published

25 July, 2017

On 30 June we launched a new policy report, In The Balance, outlining the vital role that the banking sector must play in supporting people with cancer. 

Financial support a spotlight on insurance

Financial support: a spotlight on insurance

13 July, 2017

You may be aware that a cancer diagnosis can affect the options people have and the decisions they make about buying or claiming on insurance policies.

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Supporting carers: a professionals’ toolkit

23 June, 2017

A new toolkit for health and social care professionals who have contact with family members and friends looking after loved ones with cancer, is now available on LearnZone.

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Helping people talk about cancer at work

19 June, 2017

If someone has been diagnosed with cancer, it can be difficult for them to know what to say at work. However, talking to their employer about their diagnosis can be the first step towards getting the support they need in the workplace.

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Macmillan job vacancies: Cancer information nurse specialist and digital nurse

14 June, 2017

We’re currently looking for registered nurses for the roles outlined below.

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Men and cancer: Just say the word and let’s break down walls

12 June, 2017

We know that many people find it hard to talk about cancer, let alone ask for support. That’s why, from 12-25 June, we’re joining forces with the building and construction community to break down walls and help men open up about cancer.

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New TV adverts: Life with Cancer

8 June, 2017

Our new brand advertising campaign ‘Life with Cancer’ has launched.

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Macmillan’s first Chief of Nursing and Allied Health Professionals (AHPs)

5 June, 2017

We’re proud to announce that we have appointed Dr Karen Roberts as our first Chief of Nursing and Allied Health Professionals (AHPs). This role was created in recognition of the vital parts nurses and AHPs play both in Macmillan’s work and across wider cancer care.