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Responding to questions about Macmillan's fundraising practices

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Information for professionals on answering questions from the public regarding the recent publicity about fundraising practices by a number of leading charities.

Making a Poster for a Conference

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Fiona Whyte, Senior Learning & Development Manager, takes you through the pros and cons of creating a poster presentation for a conference or event.

Community of Practice in Palliative and End of Life Care in Prisons

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Are you a Macmillan palliative care specialist nurse or doctor in-reaching at a prison or secure premises? Or do you want to set up a specialist palliative care in-reach service for prisons or secure premises?

Highlight on the Henry Garnett Award

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The Henry Garnett Awards recognise the exceptional contribution many professionals make in directly working with Macmillan beyond their core professional role.

Highlight on the Innovation Award

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This category focuses on novelty and innovation in: service or product development; delivery; improvement and redesign in a geographical area; service; or organisation.

Highlight on the Integration Award

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This category rewards someone who has developed integrated services to improve the experiences and outcomes of people affected by cancer.

New user feedback forms

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Gathering feedback from your service users is essential for evaluating the impact of your service and provides important findings that can be shared with managers and funders.

Highlight on the Service Improvement Award

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In this category, we look for someone who's made tangible improvements to the services offered to people affected by cancer.

New evidence gathering tool for Cancer Information and Support Services

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New tool to help Cancer Information and Support Services (CISS) gather evidence for MQuISS®

Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression video

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A new video to help raise patient awareness of Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression, its symptoms and when to take action.

Recommended by a LearnZone User

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A big part of learning is the sharing of knowledge, so here are some important links shared by a LearnZone user.

MQuISS® Top Tips

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Six top tips for getting the best out of MQuISS®.

Official launch of the Macmillan Alumni

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Last Thursday, 70 former Macmillan professionals and staff met at an exclusive event in Manchester to officially mark the launch of the Macmillan Alumni.

Brand new resources for volunteer managers

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The Volunteering Team is delighted to announce the launch of a brand new suite of resources on Learn Zone to support the Macmillan Volunteering Quality Standards.

Book now: Exclusive Alumni dinner and event

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The first national Alumni networking dinner and event will take place at the Portland Hotel, Manchester on the evening of Wednesday 9 September, and from 9.30am - 4.30pm on Thursday 10 September.

Review supports speaking up about poor care

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New Advance Care Planning Toolkit for Professionals

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Macmillan has developed a resource to help professionals with starting conversations, helping someone discuss what's important to them and planning ahead for their future care.

"Cultural barometer" praised by recent report

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Disabled son forced to sleep on a mattress on a hospital floor

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Schwartz rounds beneficial for staff

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NHS Wales: a political battleground?

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Staff absence for mental health problems rises

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New MQuISS Videos

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The MQuISS® resource has been updated with videos and recorded webinars to help with implementing the standard.

Trusts pair up to improve cancer care

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Care home staff may leave pensioners dehydrated to stop incontinence, Oxford University warns

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Nurses at breaking point as number off work with stress soars

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Where pain in the NHS goes untreated - among its staff

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NHS to leave defensive culture behind

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Nurses stressed and short staffed

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Highlight on the Henry Garnett Award

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This award recognises the exceptional contribution many professionals make in directly working with Macmillan beyond their core professional role. The certificates are presented locally by the Service Development teams.

Patients 'put off' complaining about NHS

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NHS staff feeling unsafe and unhappy

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Junior doctors bullied and afraid to report safety concerns

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NHS patients 'ignored and sidelined', says report

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A third of NHS Staff do not feel secure about raising care concerns

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Highlight on the Team Award

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This category focuses on high-performing teams who have developed their roles, relationships and processes to create high-quality and efficient service delivery.

Highlight on the Innovation Award

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This category focuses on novelty and innovation in: service or product development; delivery; improvement and redesign in a geographical area; service; or organisation.

Highlight on the Integration Award

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In this category of the Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards, we look for someone who's developed integrated services to improve the experiences and outcomes of people affected by cancer.

Foundations in Palliative Care programme - Update Underway

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Please spare ten minutes to complete our online survey or forward it to colleagues who have taken part in the course.

Highlight on the Service Improvement Award

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In this category of the Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards, we look for someone who's made tangible improvements to the services offered to people affected by cancer.

New Information and Support Services Stack

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The Information and Support department at Macmillan has developed a new Learn Zone stack.

Diversity is a fundamental part of NHS England's vision

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Jane Cummings says a fair, open, supportive and respectful workplace is essential to achieving NHS England's vision of high quality care for all.

Junior doctors still lack the confidence to whistle-blow

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Doctors in training fear the consequences of speaking out openly and one in ten have experienced bullying in the workplace.

Patient spent nine hours in a cupboard because hospital wards were full

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A patient suffering from a serious infection spent nine hours in a hospital storeroom because wards were full.

Updated 2015 L&D offer for Macmillan professionals

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New learning and development programme for 2015 covers five themed frameworks.

Labour's NHS shame exposed

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Mail investigation reveals meltdown in Labour-run Welsh NHS with police probing allegations of horrifying neglect.

My NHS: The humanity shown to my mum is not easily forgotten

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Chloe Hamilton writes about the treatment her Mum received as a result of meningitis and encephalitis diagnosis.

Jeremy Hunt: 5,000 more GPs for out of hours care

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A video showing Jeremy Hunt discussing extended GP services

Overworked doctors are at risk of making mistakes.

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Tired GPs should work shorter shifts because they're "more likely to prescribe wrong drugs at end of sessions".

NHS promises ring hollow in face of workforce crisis

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Zara Aziz discusses the Conservative Party pledge to ringfence the NHS budget and provide seven day GP services in relation to the effects that the NHS reforms have had on the workforce.

Guardian survey shows scale of anger at NHS pay

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Health workers reveal their discontent as three years of real-term wage cuts and increased pressure hits home.

Care home face brand new regulations in victory for Respect our Elderly campaign.

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The Care Quality Commission will unveil measures to improve the way it regulates and inspects private care homes.

Mistakes cost NHS up to 2.5billion a year, says health secretary Jeremy Hunt

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Jeremy Hunt claims poor care and hospital errors are costing hospitals up to 2.5bn a year.

NHS patients left angry and frustrated by complaints procedure

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Patients and their families are left angry and frustrated by complicated NHS complaints system which ignores their concerns, Healthwatch England has reported.

CQC report more than half NHS hospitals inspected so far 'require improvement' and five are 'inadequate'

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The hospital watchdog claims patient safety is being put at risk by an unacceptable postcode lottery.

NHS staff shortages pose a risk to patients, warns watchdog

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The latest CQC report identifies significant variation in the standard of care.

Highlights from the annual Macmillan Professionals Event 2014

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Last month almost 300 Macmillan professionals came to Birmingham to learn the latest about Macmillan's work and services at this year's Macmillan Professionals' event and excellence awards.

Do you know someone who used to be a Macmillan professional?

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Current and former Macmillan professionals have told us that they'd like to continue a relationship with us after they've left their Macmillan post.

November HOPE course open for applications

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There are places available on the new November 2014 HOPE course, a self-help course for people living with and beyond cancer.

Macmillan Coaching Programme

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Supporting Macmillan Professionals in their roles with a comprehensive coaching programme.

A new HOPE course is open for applications

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There are places available on the new September 2014 HOPE course, a self-help course for people living with and beyond cancer.

Help improve services and support staff

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Share your cancer experiences to inform our work with government.

Updated support and guidance for MQuISS

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The MQuISS support and guidance resource has been updated and restructured with the latest information and support documents.

Places available on HOPE

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There are places available on the new HOPE course, a self-help course for people living with and beyond cancer.

The Impact of Building Research Partnerships

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It's an exciting time for Macmillan's innovative research partnerships approach.

Empowering public involvement in health services

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Tools to help people influence the commissioning of healthcare services and the future of research

LearnZone unavailable for a short period

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Our websites, including Grants and Awards, were unavailable for a short period this morning, due to a hosting issue.

Highlight on Team Excellence Award

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A look at the Team Excellence category from the Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards 2014.

Highlight on the Integration Award

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A look at the Integration category (previously called Partnership) from the Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards 2014.

Highlight on the Service Improvement award

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A look at the Service Improvement category from the Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards 2014

Professionals Excellence Awards 2014

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Nominate your inspirational colleagues for a Macmillan Professionals Excellence Award.

New dates for Building Research Partnerships

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Building Research Partnerships is set to have its best year to date.

Coping with cancer in the workplace

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Are you the manager of a cancer patient or of an employee who cares for one?

Sign up now for Britain Against Cancer

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A great opportunity to engage with senior health sector stakeholders and politicians

Macmillan honours professional excellence

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Award winners announced

Places available on new HOPE course

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Places are still available for the new HOPE course from Macmillan and Coventry University.

How to implement the Macmillan Values Based Standard

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Helping health professionals and service users to improve the patient experience.

Scheduled maintenance on the 31st of October

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LearnZone may be unavailable on the 31st of October, for a period of between 10 and 45 minutes.

Get in the know for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Find out what a mammogram involves and what you should know about checking your breasts

Professionals event registration now open

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The Macmillan Professionals Event is taking place on Thursday 7 - Friday 8 November.

An exciting year for Building Research Partnerships

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New dates announced for Macmillan's free Building Research Partnerships course

Macmillan professionals - we're here to help

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Develop your core skills as a Macmillan professional with this stack of resources

Make the most of volunteering

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Resources to support your volunteering activites

New guide to Virtual Ashridge

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Make the most of Virtual Ashridge's good practice in leadership and management resources with this quick and easy guide.

Site maintenance Tuesday 23rd July

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This mornings maintenance update to Learn Zone is now complete with login now reopen.

The Lancet launches open-access journal

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Global Health is the Lancet's new, non-paywall journal, that is open to all.

Updated Professionals page

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We've added some new features to our page dedicated to health and social care professionals.

Acorn Approach: innovation in attitudes to death and dying

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Jan Temenos, Cancer Professional of the Year 2012, talks about her work at Oakhaven Hospice

Apply now for the HOPE course

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Are you living with or beyond cancer? Would you like to join other cancer survivors and take part in a free self-help course?

Important update: Good practice in running your group

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The course will be offline from 31 May 2013, while we prepare a new, completely updated version

The power of persuasion

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Develop your negotiation and influencing skills to win at work

Nominate for Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards

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There are only three weeks left to nominate Macmillan professionals working in your organisation for this year's awards.

Change need not be stressful

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E-learning resources to meet the challenges of a restructure at work

Research is for everyone

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More resources are needed to support the public's involvement in health and social research.

Learning from games

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A few thoughts on technology, learning and games for a Friday afternoon.

Grants application website launches

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The new Education Grants application website is a simpler process that lets you manage all your grant applications online.

New BMJ e-learning for GPs and practice nurses

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Providing high quality support for people affected by cancer in primary care

Nominate your colleagues for Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards

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Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards acknowledge and celebrate outstanding Macmillan professionals.

New Cancer Survivor course

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Are you living with or beyond cancer?

Mi-Wellbeing for Carers

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Do you support and care for a person with living and beyond cancer?

Newsletter December 2012

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It's been a busy year, so catch-up on some of our new developments.

Links issue on Learn Zone

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Just to let you know we have a small issue with links being pushed to the right side of the page on some areas of Learn Zone.

Nutrition for survivors beyond cancer

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A new nutrition resource for health and social care professionals developed by Bournemouth University.

More leadership and management resources

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We've added LMKnowledge to our list of exclusive, third-party resource providers.

Charity Learning awards results

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The results are in for the Charity learning awards 2012 and... we didn't win. But many great organisations did.

Excellence in Oncology Award win for Acorn Approach

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Jan Temenos, project co-ordinator of The Acorn Approach, has been awarded Cancer professional of the year at the Excellence in Oncology Awards.

Learn Zone short-listed for Charity Learning Awards

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Learn Zone, from Macmillan Cancer Support, has been short-listed in the Charity Learning Awards 2012 run by the Charity Learning Consortium.

Changes to ECDL v4 courses for 6th November

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On the 6th November we will be deleting the ECDL v4 (European Computer Driving License) course modules on We Learn.

Changes to e-learning and toolkits pages for professionals

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We have made changes to the e-learning courses and the toolkits pages for health and social care professionals.

New Video Arts Courses

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We have just updated our Video Arts page with five new elearning courses.

Changes to We Learn course page

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Just to let you know we will be deleting the Office XP suite of e-learning courses found on the We Learn page on the 8th October.

Influencing commissioning

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As someone who may be living with cancer, you know best what care and support people need. Help shape the future of cancer care in your area.

Nominations open for Macmillan Volunteer Awards 2013

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The awards are a great way to recognise volunteers who not only dedicate their time, but who are committed to supporting Macmillan's cause.

Learning more about badges

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The world of OpenBadges is getting very interesting with the introduction of more granular learning.

Resources for supporting LGBT people with cancer

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Two new publications help inform health professionals of the issues faced by LGBT people following a cancer diagnosis.

Get your L-plates on

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The updated site is here and we've introduced some new features.

Changing attitudes to death and dying

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The new Acorn Approach toolkit helps hospices and schools change attitudes towards death and dying.