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Macmillan Launch the ‘PRosPer’ Programme

22 April 2021

A personalised approach to care and support ensures that people’s needs can be fully identified, and the appropriate support planned. It is vital that care and support is planned and arranged around what matters to people, their individual strengths and developed abilities.

Health Education England and Macmillan have identified a need for the development of educational offers for allied health care professionals, and the wider workforce, with a focus on prehabilitation and rehabilitation for people with cancer. The foundation level is now available on e-learning for health https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/prosper/

This programme is suitable for new cancer professionals, cancer support workers​, clinical nurse specialists​oncologists​, community pharmacists, consultant surgeons and information managers.

The ‘PRosPer’ course provides e-learning on supporting people with cancer in personalised care and support planning, prehabilitation and rehabilitation. It also covers managing the consequences of cancer and its treatment, workforce development and service redesign.

The main aim is to support allied health professionals and the wider healthcare workforce in developing their skills on providing personalised care via e-learning and face to face sessions.

A range of topics are included in the programme under the following 2 headings-:

  • prehabilitation and rehabilitation in the cancer pathway as part of personalised care
  • practical approaches to symptom management in people with cancer

In order to access the PRosPer programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting Register here

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access e-LfH Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account.

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal here