Macmillan Cancer Support

We are Macmillan Cancer Support

At Macmillan Cancer Support, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything. So we’re here to support you and help you take back some control in your life. From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk, we’re here.

Macmillan Cancer Support – What we do

No one should face cancer alone. So when you need someone to turn to, we’re here. Right from the moment you’re diagnosed, through your treatment and beyond, we’re a constant source of support, giving you the energy and inspiration to help you take back control of your life, and feel more like yourself again.

Our ambition

We want to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer and to inspire millions of others to do the same.

There are 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK today, and as more people live longer with their cancer, this number is set to grow to 4 million by 2030. We want to make sure we can provide support to everyone who needs it, to help people affected by cancer feel more in control of their lives. 

It’s a big task and we can’t do it alone. But there are lots of ways you can get involved and help us achieve our goal, from fundraising, to volunteering and campaigning. Together we are all Macmillan.

How we work

Find out about the information and resources we offer, how we produce our content, and Macmillan Cancer Support’s inclusion programme. We want to make sure we can provide the right support at the right time to everyone who needs it.

  • Award-winning cancer information

    We produce independent, expert, up-to-date information to meet the information needs of people affected by cancer.

  • Supporting everybody

    Macmillan’s Inclusion team helps understand how cancer care and support can vary for different groups of people. We work to make it fairer and more relevant for everyone.

The Macmillan Cancer Partnership – Nottinghamshire

The Macmillan Cancer Partnership in Nottinghamshire is working to improve local cancer services. It aims to address the growing number of people surviving and living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis.

More people than ever before are surviving cancer in Nottinghamshire. In 2012 there were 26,500 people known to be living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis and this number is set to double by 2030 to over 51,500 people.

About the Partnership

The Macmillan Cancer Partnership in Nottinghamshire is a £3million cancer improvement programme designed to radically transform cancer care across the county.

It is comprised of Nottinghamshire health and social care services, Macmillan Cancer Support and other local voluntary organisations. The pioneering programme aims to improve local cancer services and address the growing number of people living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis.

The programme includes 19 individual projects all focussed on the development of services in cancer survivorship across Nottinghamshire. Some of these are complex redesigning the system (RTS) programmes whilst others are smaller shorter-term projects and pilots. The projects are all developing and testing out new ways of providing help and support for people affected by cancer.

The partners working alongside Macmillan include: Nottingham City CCG, Newark and Sherwood CCG, Mansfield and Ashfield CCG, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Nottingham CityCare, Boots UK, Self Help Nottingham and Notts County FC Football in the Community.

The partners will also be working closely with patients and carers to ensure services across the county are more integrated so patients receive the right support at the right time.

The partnership aims to:

  • Coordinate and integrate all service development activity
  • Learn and share from each other
  • Develop expertise and knowledge around the Living With and Beyond Cancer agenda
  • Develop services and deliver training to meet the needs of cancer survivorship