Macmillan Cancer Support
The University of Lincoln and Macmillan Cancer Support formally agreed collaboration in November 2013, focusing on cancer survivorship. The collaboration is only the second of its kind between Macmillan, the UK’s largest cancer care and support charity, and a university.
As part of the agreement, the University of Lincoln’s Centre for Professional Development is developing brand new accredited education and training courses for health and social care professionals.
The vision of Macmillan is looking strongly towards ‘Cancer Survivorship’ and has identified a gap in skills and expertise of service providers to support this growing sector in the community. The theme of the partnership is ‘the Changing Face of Cancer and Cancer Survivorship’ and has three strands of activity:
- Shaping the future cancer workforce through education and CPD
- Research collaboration and innovative service design
- Fundraising, volunteering and engagement with Macmillan
The University of Lincoln and CareUK formally agreed collaboration in January 2015, to support education and research opportunities in CareUK’s Health in Justice Strand.
Health in Justice – The CareUK Way
The Centre for Professional Development has worked closely with colleagues at CareUK to develop and deliver an induction programme.
The programme is run over 2 days and gives staff the opportunity to continue their learning through the University’s online learning platform ‘Blackboard’ to gain accreditation and credits at either undergraduate level 6 or Masters level 7.
The induction programme is now due to start it’s 4th cohort, with at least 4 more planned for 2016.
The University of Lincoln is proud to be an ‘Excellence in Training’ finalist with CareUK for the upcoming LaingBuisson Awards 2015.