Additional funding in most cancers assist providers

£9 million extension of partnership to assist sufferers.

A partnership to assist most cancers sufferers and their households to take care of the monetary, emotional and bodily well being results of the illness is to be prolonged with an additional funding of £9 million.

The programme appears to make sure that everybody affected by most cancers in Scotland has entry to a specialist key assist employee. This implies clinicians have extra time to supply direct medical and scientific assist to sufferers.

Over the subsequent three years, it’s anticipated there will probably be a gradual enhance in entry to the service, with a minimal of 14,000 new most cancers diagnoses accessing it annually.

The Scottish Authorities has been working in partnership with Macmillan Most cancers Assist to enhance the service provided to these affected by most cancers by means of the Reworking Most cancers Care Programme (TCC). This partnership – the primary of its form within the UK – started underneath the 2016 Most cancers Technique and has seen £18 million invested up to now.

The Scottish Authorities has agreed to proceed the partnership and supply a further three years of funding for the Enhancing the Most cancers Journey providers. Every companion will make investments a further £4.5 million.

Making the announcement forward of a go to to NHS Forth Valley to rejoice the NHS seventy fifth anniversary, First Minister Humza Yousaf stated:

“Our lately printed Most cancers Technique and Motion Plan locations an emphasis on person-centred take care of all and supporting the psychological well being of most cancers sufferers and their households.

“We’ve dedicated to launch the ultimate Enhancing the Most cancers Journey service, in partnership with Macmillan, over the subsequent three years. We will even decide to spreading this profitable mannequin to all areas in Scotland over the approaching 12 months.

“It will see a further £9 million of joint funding and be sure that everybody identified with most cancers in Scotland has entry to a key assist employee. It is going to be of nice profit to sufferers whereas additionally easing strain on the NHS by liberating up clinicians.”

Janice Preston, Head of Partnerships at Macmillan Most cancers Assist in Scotland, stated:

“The Macmillan Enhancing the Most cancers Journey (ICJ) Companies can be found for anybody affected by most cancers. By the tip of 2024, everybody in Scotland who wants assist can have the prospect to speak to an ICJ practitioner who will assist people to establish their wants and entry professional assist, from advantages recommendation to emotional assist – no matter they could want.

“It is a distinctive service for individuals affected by most cancers that helps to scale back strain on the NHS and is making a very optimistic distinction to individuals dwelling with most cancers and their households. Since 2014, these important, non-medical providers have already helped over 18,500 individuals and this cash will imply they will carry on reworking most cancers assist throughout Scotland.

“We’re excited that, by means of our partnership with the Scottish Authorities, one other £9 million is being made out there to make sure individuals can proceed to get this assist for one more three years.”


The roll out of the Enhancing the Most cancers Journey mannequin to each Well being & Social Care Partnership follows 4 key rules:

o 100% of adults identified with most cancers, inside agreed standards, will probably be invited or referred to an ICJ service to talk to a specialist practitioner.

o An ICJ practitioner with the service person will full a Holistic Wants Evaluation (HNA) and generate a care plan to satisfy the wants recognized.

o Local people belongings will probably be recognized and utilised to assist the service person in assembly their wants.

o The service person will probably be adopted up by the ICJ practitioner locally to observe progress with agreed actions.