Diana Childrens Community Service - Macmillan Service

Our Children’s Macmillan Team provide nursing and support to children (0-18 years) and their families who are under the care of a paediatric oncology/haematology consultant. They provide support from diagnosis and throughout the course of the disease.

The service provides expert knowledge and resources for children’s cancer nursing, home support and care co-ordination.

The team provide information, education and ongoing support to schools, colleges, nurseries and playgroups so the child/ young person can continue their education. We work closely with hospitals, health professionals, social services, education and other agencies.

We aim to phone and visit a family within five days of first discharge after diagnosis. We can provide nursing care, psychological support and advice about treatment protocols. We also visit nursery/playgroups/schools/colleges and provide them with information to enable the child to be able to return safely. We can also speak to the child’s peers if they want us to. We can see a small group, a class, year group or the whole school. We then work with the Diana team to provide ongoing nursing care and support at home or school until treatment is completed. We can take blood tests as requested by the hospitals and give intravenous antibiotics at home. This aspect of the service is delivered alongside children’s community nursing colleagues in the Diana service.

We also provide end of life care at home.

Referral criteria

Children and young people up to 18 years old who are under the care of a paediatric oncology or haematology consultant.

Referral by email to fypc.referrals@nhs.net with completed referral form. This can be accessed by phoning in to the service.

Criteria exclusion

None stated.

How to access this service

Access is by referral.

What conditions do you cover

Life-limiting, life-threatening, cancer, leukaemia.

Contact info

0116 295 5080


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