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  • Forum Post: Update unfortunate ...........

    Hi all, I hope everyone is keeping strong. Just thought i would update you and also thank the people that replied to my post when i was really needing support and advice. I only just got the guts to come back on here ................... My mum passed away 10th August 2012. I spent the last few weeks...
  • Forum Post: Cancer patients and the feeling of 'Otherness'

    My name is Alex Reitemeier, I'm a psychology student at Nottingham Trent University doing some research into cancer. I want to find out if other people's reactions to a person's cancer shapes and changes their self-perception. I have emailed and received permission form the Macmillan...
  • Forum Post: Re: Brand new volunteering system coming soon!

    Hi everyone, Just to let you know the good news - the new volunteering system is finally here!! Head over to www.macmillan.org.uk/volunteering and check it out! What do people think about the new search facility - can you find opportunities easily in your area? Is the system easy to use? Have you...
  • Forum Post: We’re looking for participants for a focus group on insurance claims for cancer patients

    After an open discussion with several reputable, UK based insurance companies, we are hosting focus group to help improve the way insurance companies deal with people affected by cancer, particularly on their questionnaire and claims documents. This is an opportunity for people who took out insurance...
  • Forum Post: Focus Group Nov. 28th - to inform and improve insurance claims against critical illness

    We’re looking for people to join a focus group to help improve the way insurance companies deal with people affected by cancer, particularly on their questionnaire and claims documents. This is an opportunity for people who took out insurance in response to a cancer diagnosis or prior to being...
  • Forum Post: Re: Spreading the message

    Aphra - how wonderful to be 'nearly 21'! And I love your attitude re chaos-causing answers to doltish questions. Health services need people like you who are not afraid to speak out - the culture is changing but there is still such a long way to go. And of course the work force is continually...
  • Forum Post: Lung Cancer Research Survey

    Hi everyone! My name is Darren and I am currently a Rehabilitation Psychology MSc student at the Institute of Work Health & Organisations, at the University of Nottingham, UK. My supervisor, Dr Neil Coulson, and I are looking to investigate how the membership engagement in online support groups...
  • Blog Post: Join the Energy Bill Revolution to freeze out fuel poverty

    Nearly 60% of people with cancer find that their energy bills go up after diagnosis. This isn’t surprising, considering cancer patients often feel the cold more due to their condition and treatment. Plus, they are often spending more time at home, pushing up their fuel bills. These costs can simply...
  • Forum Post: Any audiobook users?

    The Macmillan Cancer Information Development team needs your help! We are looking for any audiobook users to help us improve our audio cancer information. Our team produce a range of cancer information audio CDs: http://be.macmillan.org.uk/be/s-186-cancer-type.aspx?ProductTypeFilterID=147 ...
  • Blog Post: The Supporting Patient Choice project – we need your help!

    Choosing the best hospital to begin your treatment can create all sorts of questions; which will offer the best care and support? Where has a better car parking area? What hospital has the highest level of cleanliness? How wonderful would it be if you could compare hospitals based on those questions...
  • Forum Post: Carers Week survey

    We understand that being a carer can be a tough job – both mentally and physically. However, there are so many of you who are looking after family members, friends or partners living with cancer who don’t see yourselves as carers, meaning you could be missing out on support. We want...
  • Blog Post: Want to get involved?

    Are you, like many of us, still looking back over last year thinking of things you want to change for 2012 – bodies, jobs, homes, outlook on life, etc? We are, and there’s only one thing we want to change, and that’s the lives of those living with cancer. We’re so eager...
  • Forum Post: Calling all Kindle users!

    We’re looking into how we might use Kindle e-readers as a way to get our free cancer information into the palm of your hand. To help us explore the potential of doing this, we’d really love to read your comments. If you use a Kindle, can spare five minutes and would like to help us...
  • Forum Post: Carers Week survey.

    Caring for someone who is living with cancer is an important role that deserves recognition. There are so many of you looking after loved ones, and that’s why Carers Week (18–24 June 2012) celebrates the amazing contribution made by you, and six million others like you in the UK. However...
  • Blog Post: Campaign blow as MPs vote against exempting cancer patients from ESA time limit.

    In every campaign there are highs and lows. Sadly, this week has been one of the low points in the Welfare Reform Campaign. On Wednesday, MPs threw out an amendment from the House of Lords which would have exempted cancer patients from the government’s proposal to time limit Employment and Support...
  • Forum Post: Re: Updates Please?

    Hello Ladies! I was diagnosed on 23rd Dec 2009 and had a radical hysterectomy on 24th Jan 2010 followed by chemo and then radiotherapy. I am on 6 monthly check ups with my Gynaecologist and all seems well. I still have my wonderful Mac nurse, Morag, come to see me every 4-5 weeks. Frustrated...
  • Forum Post: The C Word

    There's news of Cancer Talk Week posted around the whole Macmillan community ( http://www.macmillan.org.uk/GetInvolved/CancertalkWeek/CancertalkWeek.aspx ) and afar (its all over twitter and facebook too) and I'd like to bring it to WGOT. I know that a lot of people here volunteer and give...
  • Blog Post: We're not campaigning on welfare reform alone!

    Good campaigning is all about good partnerships. It’s for this reason that we got together last week with 30 other charities, 60 cancer specialists as well as academics, welfare experts and patients. We sent a letter to the Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith MP, raising our concerns...
  • Blog Post: Put the fair into welfare - campaign update

    Hi everyone, I wanted to update you on our welfare reform campaign and thank you all for your efforts to help us in our work at the Liberal Democrat Party conference. As you may be aware the Liberal Democrat conference voted on whether their party should oppose the Government's plan to take away...
  • Blog Post: Put the fair into welfare: a campaign update

    I'm Alessandro, the Public Affairs intern at Macmillan. I’ve been here for just over a month and I’ve been working hard along the rest of the team on our ‘ Put the fair into welfare ’ campaign to make sure that people with cancer continue to get the critical financial...
  • Blog Post: Putting the Fair into Welfare: Webchat on Wednesday 15th June

    Hello everyone, I'm sure that you are aware of our Welfare Reform Campaign , and hopefully you have taken action and emailed your MP using our handy pre-filled in form or submitted your own story via AudioBoo. If not there’s still time, just click here to take action. If you want to know...
  • Blog Post: Car Parking- Your Experience

    I’m Jess and I am the Campaigns Intern at Macmillan. I joined the team about a month ago and I have been learning all about the different campaigns that Macmillan have; in particular Welfare Reform, Fuel Poverty and Hospital Car Parking. One of my projects since I started has been to gather...
  • Blog Post: Will your MP speak out against benefit cuts for cancer patients?

    It’s a really exciting time at Macmillan Campaigns HQ: the Welfare Reform Bill is about to go into report stage, and this is our final chance to influence MPs to change the bill before it moves to the House of Lords. We need your help to put the fair into welfare and make sure that those affected...
  • Blog Post: Get involved in our campaign to improve access to 24/7 community nursing

    Are you a partner/husband/wife/parent/parent/child/friend/grandchild of someone who has passed way from cancer. Did they want to die to home, but this was not possible due to 24/7 community nursing not being in place? If so we would love you to help get involved with our campaign to demand access...
  • Blog Post: Day one of Labour Conference - Ed's you win

    So day one for the Macmillan Team at Labour Party Conference and it won't surprise you to hear the talk is of one thing - Ed Miliband's election as the new Labour Leader. As a campaigner for the rights of people affected by cancer the first question you end up asking yourself is whether this...
  • Blog Post: Liberal Democrat Party Conference - Day Three

    Macmillan’s Public Affairs Team is now back in the office following our foray to the Liberal Democrat Party Conference. After taking a day to catch-up on the work waiting for me here, I wanted to take some time to blog about Tuesday’s events in Liverpool… The day started with...