Excellence award for cancer team
CHESHIRE East’s lung cancer project has won a top professional excellence award at Macmillan’s annual awards ceremony.
The project, funded by Cheshire East Council, raises awareness about the early signs and symptoms of lung cancer and speeds up diagnosis.
The collaboration between the council’s public health team, NHS South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust means patients are supported at all stages of their treatment.
The project team won the ‘team excellence’ award.
Michelle Huxley, project manager, said: “It is an honour to have our work recognised by Macmillan.
“I see this award as recognition of the whole team’s hard work to improve the outcomes and experience of people affected by lung cancer.”
The project has already seen an increase in referrals and reduction in the proportion of cancers diagnosed through emergency admission from 21 per cent to 13pc in a single year.
Councillor Janet Clowes, cabinet member in charge of adults, health and leisure, said: “The project has truly changed the lives of people living with lung cancer in Cheshire East.”