Macmillan Updates

Health Education England and Macmillan PRosPer project

As part of the Health Education England and Macmillan PRosPer project, one of the e-learning modules being developed is focussed on service development and workforce. The project is based around designing and developing education and learning offers for health and care professionals but with a focus on personalised care, prehabilitation and rehabilitation in people with cancer. Macmillan would like to collect some service case studies from across the UK illustrating the design, development and implementation of cancer prehabilitation and rehabilitation for potential inclusion in the module. We would need these examples by 2nd April. If you can help, please contact June Davis via JFDavis@macmillan.org.uk


NCRI Lung Group 

Help NCRI develop a new research strategy for lung cancer in people that have never smoked. The NCRI Lung Group are asking people to identify key research questions that will be used to form the strategy. For more click here  https://ncri.checkboxonline.com/NCRI-Never-Smokers-Lung-Cancer-Research-Strategy-Development


Ethical decision-making

The COVID-19 pandemic has added even more challenges to shared and ethical decision making. In response Macmillan have created supporting resources available on this page.


10 Top Tips series for virtual consultations. This series has been designed to support Primary and Secondary care Profs and PLWC to get the best out of virtual consultations at this time. 

 Secondary care 10 Top Tips: Telephone consultations (healthcare professionals)

 Secondary care 10 Top Tips: Telephone and video consultations (patients)

 Primary care 10 Top Tips: Virtual consultations (healthcare professionals)

 Primary care 10 Top Tips: Telephone and video consultations (patients)


There are also a number of new resources on genomics and personalised medicine  

Developments in genomic medicine are demonstrating notable success in diagnosing and managing rare disease and cancer. Macmillan have been developing resources to support professionals and people with cancer:

Blog by Dr Pantelis Nicola, Dr Glenda Beaman, Professor William Newman and Professor Fiona Blackhall  What are the opportunities for personalised medicine in rare disease and cancer? - Macmillan Cancer Support

 Information which can be shared with patients to support discussions about family history and genetics on our website or our information booklets.