Macmillan Specialist Care at Home
Macmillan Cancer Support is working in partnership with North London Hospice in Barnet and Enfield to trial a new way of working called Macmillan Specialist Care at Home that builds on North London Hospice Specialist Community Team service. Together, we will deliver a number of specialised interventions at home so that cancer patients and those with life-limiting conditions have more choice in where they have their care.
Frequently Asked Questions
Macmillan Cancer Support is working in partnership with North London Hospice in Barnet and Enfield to trial a new way of working called Macmillan Specialist Care at Home that builds on North London Hospice Specialist Community Team service. Together we will deliver doctor-led specialist palliative care at home allowing people affected by cancer and other life-limiting conditions to choose to have some interventions in their home environment. To allow people a real choice, we need health and social care services to be coordinated into a seamless package of care. Macmillan has agreed to fund £250,000 towards this partnership. A doctor, two healthcare assistants a volunteer coordinator and a nurse have been appointed to work on this partnership.
The programme will be led by a community-based consultant doctor working with a team of highly skilled doctors, nurses, support workers and other professionals to provide flexible and personalised care at patients’ homes.The team also collaborates with a range of local health and social care organisations to join up and co-ordinate the right support for the individual and their family.
People affected by cancer and other life limiting conditions are referred for specialist care at the earliest opportunity, and offered as much medical treatment and support in the home as possible.
We think that this partnership will be beneficial to both organisations. We and Macmillan Cancer Support believe that it should be clear to anyone making a donation where their money is going. If you wish to make a donation in connection to the Macmillan Specialist Care at Home and North London Hospice partnership, we will be making the donation options clear in a donor choice leaflet.”
The partnership will run until 2016 to increase specialist palliative care around the community. An external evaluation will then be undertaken by academics at Nottingham University’s Sue Ryder Centre which will determine future plans.
Please contact Ronda Oliver Project Manager (part time -2 days per week) on 020 8343 8841