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Evaluation of Macmillan’s Cancer Training for Practice Nurses

This study is an evaluation of Macmillan Primary Care Nurse Facilitator Role and the Macmillan Cancer Care Course for Practice Nurses in Coventry, Rugby and Warwickshire CCG areas.

The Macmillan Cancer Care Course for practice nurses aims to enhance the knowledge, skills, attitudes and confidence of practice nurses to take a more active role in managing cancer as a long-term condition. The role of the Primary Care Nurse Facilitator in the context of this evaluation is to co-facilitate the course, support practice nurses and increase their confidence to administer cancer care reviews. The evaluation focusses on investigating the impact of the Macmillan Cancer Care Course on practice nurse perceptions and cancer related activity including perceived benefits and strategies for overcoming challenges in application.

The research team’s role is:

  • To design, lead and conduct the evaluation while working in partnership with the stakeholders.
  • Using survey and semi-structured interview research methods to collect data, carry out data analysis and the production of an interim and final report to the Coventry & Rugby GP Alliance.

Funded by

Coventry & Rugby GP Alliance, Macmillan Cancer Support

Research team members

Dr Veronica Nanton, Julia Roscoe

Collaborators -

Lisa Hall - Macmillan Primary Care Nurse Facilitator, Jane Hill – Chief Nurse, Kate Day – Macmillan GP Advisor


1st September 2019 – 31st July 2020