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Macmillan

The Nurse Specialist (Macmillan) Team is a team of nurses incorporating nurse specialists and a clinical team lead. The team look after patients with life-limiting illnesses, including cancer, who have complex palliative care needs, especially pain and symptom management. This can include when appropriate intervention has failed to control symptoms; when symptoms are escalating and there is incomplete symptom control; when patients or families/carers require psychological and spiritual care or if there are any other problems that other healthcare professionals are unable to manage.

The team offers different levels of support to patients, families/carers, telephone advice, one-off assessments and on-going management.

Working in partnership with other professionals, including community nurses, GPs, the nurse specialist team at LOROS and the palliative care medical teams, they offer advice and support to other members of the community health service about their patients. 

Referrals to the team can be made by anyone but requires the knowledge and agreement of the patient (unless too ill or unable to consent).

Patient access points:

In the patient's own home in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

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