Macmil­lan cam­paign

West Lothian Courier - - Courier View -

I am writ­ing to alert your read­ers to a cam­paign run­ning this week that aims to raise aware­ness of the emo­tional, prac­ti­cal, fi­nan­cial and long term phys­i­cal prob­lems that can­cer can bring.

My or­gan­i­sa­tion Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port has car­ried out re­search that has found many peo­ple ex­pe­ri­ence th­ese prob­lems dur­ing and af­ter treat­ment, and too many peo­ple aren’t get­ting the help they need to cope.

This is why we, along with the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment, the NHS and lo­cal au­thor­i­ties across Scot­land, set up the Trans­form­ing Care Af­ter Treat­ment (TCAT) pro­gramme.

Since launch­ing in 2013, the 25 projects across the coun­try that make up the TCAT pro­gramme have been test­ing and spread­ing bet­ter ways of giv­ing peo­ple the sup­port they need.

Macmil­lan want health and so­cial care lead­ers across Scot­land to learn from the pro­gramme lo­cally so ev­ery­one with can­cer gets the care and sup­port they need.

To find out more about the TCAT pro­gramme visit https://www. macmil­lan.org.uk/abou­tus/health­pro­fes­sion­als/pro­grammes-and­ser­vices/trans­form­ing-care-af­tertreat­ment-scot­land.html

Thank you. Jan­ice Pre­ston, Head of Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port Scot­land

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