Staff from The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust involved in the Macmillan Cancer Improvement Partnership (MCIP) in Manchester, have been shortlisted for two top national HSJ Awards, in recognition of the Partnership’s impact on cancer patients and carers over the past four years.
Our staff, as part of the partnership, have been shortlisted for cancer services’ redesign and for creating a new improved model of after-care for breast cancer patients who have completed their initial treatment.
Pennine and partnership clinicians and patients have now been invited to present before the HSJ judges’ panel ahead of the award ceremony at London’s Intercontinental O2 Hotel on November 22.
Pennine Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Clare Brearley, said:
“The success of this new model is a real credit to all the teams involved from across Pennine and UHSM. There was a wealth of knowledge and understanding that people brought to the table. Naturally the different teams had slightly different ways of working and some of our patient groups had differing needs, but between us we have created a model that responds to patients and greatly enhances the care and support that they now receive after initial treatment.”
Pennine Lead Breast Consultant, Mr Mohammed Absar said:
“Most breast cancer patients no longer need to see a hospital consultant after they have finished treatment. The prognosis for the majority of patients with breast cancer is excellent. Our concern is that they should live well and that their lives and those of their families and friends returns to a new normal as quickly as they can.
“Patients are telling us that the new model is supporting them to do that, which is wonderful because that is exactly what we are all working towards.”
MCIP Clinical Lead, Dr Wendy Makin said:
“Clinical teams, patients and commissioners from across Manchester have worked tirelessly together over the past few years to identify, devise and develop the services and relationships that have made MCIP so successful in improving cancer care.
“I’m so very pleased about this national recognition for all the teams who’ve overcome geographic and institutional boundaries to create a cancer care system that responds far more directly to the needs of patients and their families.”
The Macmillan Cancer Improvement Programme (MCIP) brings together Macmillan Cancer Support, Manchester Health and Care Commissioning, Manchester hospitals including The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, GPs, St Ann’s Hospice and patients and carers in Manchester to raise the standard of cancer care across the entire cancer journey.
For more information about MCIP view the brochure here: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/documents/aboutus/health_professionals/macmillancancerimprovementpartnership/mcip-brochure.pdf