Macmillan Cancer Course for the Primary Care Team – starting 27th September 2022

Macmillan Cancer Support recognizes that primary care plays an important role in providing support and care to the two million people in the UK living with and beyond cancer. A number expected to rise to 4 million by 2020. The cancer story is changing, with cancer now considered a long term condition (NCSI 2010). We believe that we can build confidence and knowledge enabling primary care to take an active role in managing cancer as a long term condition and in a holistic way, helping to support patients to live well not just longer. This will be the 8th course to be held in Cornwall. 70% of the practices in Cornwall have gained a cancer champion through this course .This can also make a difference in the delivery of QOF.

The course looks at all aspects of cancer from prevention to end of life. It looks at the effectiveness of good quality Cancer Care reviews and how improved ways of working in primary care can improve patient outcomes and reduce the demand on health resources.

Delivery of this course is by Consultants, CNS’s and other members of the cancer services team at RCHT.


Three study days at The Cove Macmillan Information Support Centre RCHT:

  • 27th September 9.00-5.00, 18th October 9.00-5.00 and 6th December 9.00-5.00 2022

AND via MS Teams:

  • 4th October 12.30-3pm, 22nd November 12.30-3pm,  10th January 12.30-3pm

You must attend all sessions! Closing date 1st August 2022, places are limited due to face to face days, so book early.

This course is fully funded. We hope that members of the primary care team will adopt a changed pattern of care involving more proactive and scheduled interactions with people living with cancer.

For enquiries about the course or to register your place, please contact Judy Clapp Macmillan Primary Care Nurse Facilitator – [email protected]