General Courses Across the Pathway

Macmillan Resources and Learning Opportunities

The NHSE/I LWBC Team and Personalised Care Group have been working with Macmillan Cancer Support on the development of their new personalised care e-learning module, “What Matters to Me”, which went live on 23rd June 2021.

This new learning package is suitable for all levels of staff working with people affected by cancer and can be accessed via the Macmillan Cancer Support Learning & Communications Hub here.

There is a high expectation that this learning opportunity is fully promoted and accessed across Cancer Alliances, in order to meet the Planning Guidance 21/22 delivery requirement for personalised care;  to maximise the take up and quality of Personalised Care and Support Planning through educational offers, as stated in the 2021/22 Planning Guidance.

The Macmillan Cancer Support Learning & Communications Hub also provides learning opportunities for professionals. Topics include introductory to the recovery package, sexual relationships and cancer and late effects.

The Macmillan also provides e-learning sessions that are aimed at members of the public. Topics include cancer awareness, an introduction to Healthwatch and help to overcome problems effectively.

Cancer Services in Focus

This report focuses on the Cancer Services available at Royal Derby Hospital, part of Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and can be viewed here.

Patients’ Experiences of Transport to Cancer Appointments

Following feedback from some local residents about issues they had faced in travelling to cancer appointments, Healthwatch Barnet decided to learn more about the patient experience of cancer transport services. This report can be viewed here.

Long Term Plan Greater Manchester Cancer Report

This project was commissioned from Healthwatch England by NHS England. Healthwatch England marshalled the national network of Healthwatch Organisations to a) engage with their populations, b) collect evidence, c) produce reports on a regional level (in this case Greater Manchester). This report can be viewed here.

Macmillan Cancer and Healthwatch on Tour: Awareness of Cancer Services Among Young BAME Residents in Blackburn with Darwen

As health consistently remains one of the great focal points of inequality, particularly when it comes to cancer, AFTA Thought delivered a 90 minute workshop encouraging the group to share their views & experiences on Cancer & Cancer Services in an informal & interactive way. The report can be viewed here.

Cancer Services for Isle of Wight Residents: Experiences of Patients and Families

Healthwatch Isle of Wight carried out a questionnaire survey between 30th November and 24th December 2015. People who had used cancer services within the past two years were invited to take part; responses were also received from family members and friends. Questions were asked about various stages of cancer treatment and recovery.

This report collates and discusses the results of the questionnaire and can be viewed here.