Can we talk about work?
This new e-learning resource about cancer and its impact on work is designed for health and social care professionals and available for free on Macmillan’s Learn Zone|.
The course will help to improve your understanding of work and cancer issues by providing information about issues like workplace rights and benefits. It will help you signpost patients and clients to sources of specialist help and support; and generally help you answer questions about employment and cancer confidently.
Working with Cancer: The Occupational Impact of Cancer – available now!
We have developed a new educational resource for Occupational Health Practitioners (OHPs). This resource will help raise OHP awareness of the work-limiting effects of the most common cancers. The course has been endorsed and accredited by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) for 2 CPD points and is available on LearnZone now. After you’ve registered for the LearnZone, which is free, please go to the Health and Social Care Professionals section. Choose E-learning and videos and after that the Working with Cancer course will be the third item.
Health and Social Care Professionals
Macmillan commissioned focus groups in March and April 2011 with health and social care professionals. The research looked at what conversations professionals currently have with patients about work and cancer. It also identified professionals’ learning and development needs and preferences, and some cultural barriers that stand in the way of behavior change. Below is a summary report of the research with findings and recommendations. This report will inform Macmillan’s future efforts to increase the confidence and ability of health and social care professionals to discuss work with people affected by cancer, including the development of new work and cancer learning and development resources. Read Can we talk about work?
Self Employment and Cancer
This new booklet aims to inform self-employed people about the potential impact of cancer on their ability to work, the financial implications and provides useful tips on how they can manage their business through cancer.
Learning Resource for Trade Unionists
At the Union Learn conference, in July 2010, the Cancer in the Workplace learning programme for trade union representatives was launched. This exciting new online resource has been produced in partnership by Macmillan and Unionlearn, the TUC’s educational arm. It aims to equip union representatives with the tools to help employees return to work after cancer treatment. The tool sits on the Macmillan Learnzone and consists of a workbook and an online resource.
Reaching Employers: Expert Workshop Report
In February 2010 we ran a workshop with a range of experts from industry, employer organisations, Government, and charities to explore ways of promoting cancer and work information resources amongst employers and encouraging adoption of best practice. A report summarising the key findings from the workshop is available to download below.
Support for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)
NCSI has carried out research looking at support needs of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) dealing with someone affected by cancer at work. The study reveals the particular challenges SMEs face and the outcomes will feed into Macmillan’s Working through cancer programme activity. Please see the executive summary here.
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Last updated on July 18, 2012