Macmillan Nurse

Macmillan Nurse

A specialised oncology nurse in the UK who is funded from various sources, in particular by the Macmillan Cancer Support charity, and works alongside cancer and palliative care teams in hospitals, hospices or in outreach programmes.

Macmillan Nurse, minimum selection criteria 
• First-level nurse registration;
• 5+ years’ post-registration clinical experience, with at least 2 years in cancer or palliative care;
• A degree in either palliative care or oncology.
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Guest speakers will be Sue Harris and Penny Hewitt, who will be talking about Macmillan Nurse Specialist Palliative Care and, as Macmillan nurses themselves, explaining how they can help.
Catrin said the 58-year-old's quality of life was dramatically improved by weekly visits from her Macmillan nurse.
He said: "His Macmillan nurse helped him with the simple things that make a huge difference, like getting him a hat when the treatment made his hair fall out.
District nurses Maureen and Angela and MacMillan nurse Gillian for all their care and attention to our every need.
The campaign aims to fund a third full-time Macmillan nurse to operate in Bridgend and the Vale of Glamorgan to provide extra palliative care in the region to people suffering from cancer.
Macmillan nurse Sue Hughes was very - supportive and became very close to Bonny.
Joan, a mum-of-two from Halewood, takes her responsibility as a Macmillan nurse very seriously.
We wanted to get involved because my dad had the support of a Macmillan nurse and I know how important that was for him," says Donna.
Sue Hughes, Macmillan Nurse at the hospital, said: 'We are really grateful to Steve and the family, the money will help greatly in our work.
For Macmillan nurse Paul Worrall the challenge is making sure that patients' anxieties, along with the myriad other strains of living with cancer and its effects, are eased as much as possible.
Tilly said: "Many members of the golf club have been affected by cancer in some way and I have personally seen the difference a Macmillan nurse can make when someone receives a cancer diagnosis.