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Talking Cancer

06:01 min | 3 months ago

"slash mcmillan" Discussed on Talking Cancer

"Questions about cancer. The it's a mcmillan. Your side from the moment to diagnosed through your treatment and beyond our beads mcmillan intimation pharmacists on hand when specialists support from helping you make sense of your diagnosis to advice about living with cancer you can find them. In your likud's fomc online via video appointment visit dot com forward slash mcmillan for more information subject to pharmacist availability at gm. We've been talking a lot about what might mellon. Support line is hearing from Colas walking people do to feel more in control at a time when everything fails uncertain. Even when we're not in a pandemic there is so much uncertainty about and life care and autumn living with 'em constitute treatable but not curable they are living with uncertainty and trying to maintain hope one thing that people find really beneficial is having a really good conversation with your health care professional and it's really important to have open discussions that the professional will tell you around. You know about your prognosis about what you can expect. What treatments choices. There are one of the best ways to do. This is to have what we call in advance care planning conversation. is wilson. Scotland anticipate very care planning. And that's where eighty about nurse or dot talking to you and saying what matters to you what's important to you then being able to write down your preferences and wishes and think about things like if you lose capacity he would you want to make decisions on your behalf And actually naming that person things like would you want to refuse specific treatments at the end of life and when people have those conversations of really really hard conversations to have but actually people feel quite empowered and it does almost instill a sense of hope because people feel is sensitive. Okay after not of soltau fares and will dry would have also written by will talk about my funeral. All of those things then enables them to think about the here and now on the quality of life and trying to get the most out of life so that is a really empowering thing to do and i really would employ people to have those really good conversations and taught elephants about what matters to them as well. I mean it seems like that would be one of the most difficult things in the world to do. But i instinctively understand the kind of Space to breathe that it gives you once. That's once that's done have to say with my mom. She went when she was dying. She had suffered. You'll cancer and she went upstairs with him nurse and had a private conversation. I felt a bit left out to the time but we talked about it afterwards and when she came downstairs she said oh adriana she said i feel so relieved. I didn't realize i could die at home. I plant which batum going to die. Don't want to be in the same bed as you dad. I know what support can get such a sense of relief to have out in the open to talk about it into know what to expect. And that's hugely powerful people. I guess as well. I imagine never forgetting Family members There's always somebody on the end of the nine am a. We know that million. If you're struggling absolutely and i would urge people to do that and particularly for those who are bereaved well so bereavement support is variable across the country. Sometimes how people have to wait to access it. But the and support line is a really great sense for peop- great source to people to actually phone up and just have a listening ear at the other end because sometimes that's all people need just some digital to how they're failing because particularly for grief and loss it's a normal part of of living and dying isn't it you know we we will experience it. Of course of course of course an amazing to talk to you especially with such a sensitive and difficult topics such a bizarre time that we're having at the moment. Thanks so much you take thank you now took to dany. Who is back to give us some practical advice for people coming to the end of their life in a pandemic. I everyone on dany. Might recognize me from previous podcasts. On mr tj adviser and i work commitment said just a few For people around and of life care my first hip. And i'm probably the most important is if you haven't already to compensations with your family or people that are really important to you about what your wishes all round where you want to be careful as you want to do. Except that i would really encourage you to do that. And we have some really good tolls. That can help you do that molin. We have an advanced care plan planning booklets on it. Gives you general information on how to talk about your preferences and your wishes with your family any legal issues so if you need to give power of attorney to anyone against the second tip would be that it would be really nice view to involve people that you care about in the practicalities so that you do things alone. If you haven't got will it's really nice to involve you'll family in that. Say that they know and also kind of think about the support services that you want to draw ronal would help your family and i guess finances is often the thing that people worry about and we do have a guide for end of life care but again has sections in around Getting financial help and also some information in that for you relatives on a guest. Lastly is really important to maintain contact with people on maintaining activity on. It's hard. it's hard at the moment with with restrictions but they're all ways to do things safely to still enjoy that human contact and get fresh air and undertake other activity. So.

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Talking Cancer

08:11 min | 4 months ago

"slash mcmillan" Discussed on Talking Cancer

"Some really useful tips there from Monday Mark. Now this episode on practical support you mentioned earlier a law, which I want to know a little bit more about cuz it sounds very exciting. It's the perfect opportunity really right now to delve into the wonderful support on offer from the partnership between boots and McMillan. So tell us a little bit off more about that. Well, yes the partnership started actually in in 2009. I was there at the beginning seems an awful long time ago, but I remember being really excited about this partnership as a wage. Started together McMillan's a wonderful charity and as a pharmacist the whole organization got behind the partnership and it was raising money through doing silly things of colleagues up and down the UK you through all of our different stores, you know, I at one time a number of years ago. I I even ran the London Marathon my legs are still recovering actually eight years on thought it was but but we were all behind this wonderful partnership and raised a lot of money over nineteen million so far with her boots McMillan partnership, this partnership has created found deeper connections than just a fundraising partnership and and soon after the partnership started sadly, you know, I had a real close up experience of the power of the partnership. My father was just diagnosed with cancer a mesothelioma, you know a cancer the lining of the lung developed over many years through exposure from asbestos and and he was diagnosed in the birth. And sadly passed away the following March and he was he was you know, my hero. I loved him so much and and lots of other people loved him too. And and he had a quite a complicated life experience of cancer. It was it was painful and he was in and out of hospice and there was lots of lots of messing around and and I had been a pharmacist that point for a number of years and I dealt with people, you know affected by cancer on a on a day-to-day basis I guess but it wasn't until I was on the other side of that experience. I realized that we could do better as pharmacists as pharmacists teens Rosie just mentioned it earlier about the power of conversations and and I couldn't agree more that didn't like to talk about things. He didn't complain about anything. He you know, he didn't want to worry any any of us really but I do remember having a conversation with him about dying, you know, and and like I said Rosie said it's so important. Have you know many of our conversations when he was going through? This was was you know, I've had a good day or a bad day. And then occasionally we we had some opportunities just to talk a little bit about deeper and I value those conversations and I remember a conversation turned out to be 2 weeks before he passed away. I promised him something then that something good would come out of this experience that he was having. You know, I I saw how much of a difference that his Pharmacy made in taking some of the hassle out of his experience, you know home is it's a whole load of things to cope with when you go in through cancer and I I know the pharmacy didn't think that they were helping that much and having that much of an impact, but they really were so long. So we we took that away and developed this boots McMillan Information Program just to take this partnership to a deeper more connected sort of level and and and then, you know recognition Using that beauty and feeling good is important for people when experiencing cancer as well. So we then developed boots McMillan Beauty je vais a role as well. And and as of the end of August, we we have over 2,000 boots McMillan information pharmacist. We have over a thousand boots McMillan beauty advisors, you know, they fundraise they advised they improve local connections with cancer teams and connect Healthcare professionals too. And it's wonderful to see it grow. It's wonderful to be a partnership that is more than just fundraising because I know our colleagues really value their ability and to make a difference in people's lives as they go through their experience with cancer. What was your dad's name? His name was Grenville Grenville. Thank you very much a legacy a legacy and home. Such an incredible journey you and melon have had together. Just tell us a little bit about as well that the boots McMillan information pharmacists another it's a very specific role that has been created. What could what can somebody expect if they are hoping to have a chat or an appointment with one of these guys? Will they get extra training for MacMillan, you know wider support or pharmacist own know about medicines and can advise around side effects and what to expect but you know, there's there's other things isn't there, you know, the fatigue the I was fascinated, you know that how to look after your skin if you're going through radiotherapy and watch soaps to use and you know, we we've trained our Pharmacists and our Beauty advises to to help on those more practical different areas that perhaps wage who who are affected by cancer don't want to ask their consultant about that they fear or they hadn't and they remember later on, you know, our boots McMillan information pharmacist said there to answer those questions signposts log. The services they can get identified by a little McMillan badge that they were in in our pharmacies or if you go onto a boots.com you can you could find your closest information pharmacist for you to go in and have a chat to really do you need to make an appointment to go in Marko. I mean if you're there and you see something I didn't know that about the that's how you identify boots my billing information pharmacist by the badge. I didn't know that so that's that's that's great. That's great to know. Yeah, and you can you can go onto boots.com forward slash McMillan and and you can search where your local store is and we took you whether or not that store has a boots McMillan information pharmacist or a boots McMillan beauty advisor. You don't need to make an appointment. You can just go and see them and they'll be able to answer your questions and sign post on and off further advice. And and like I said, you know through the pandemic we've developed the roll into a virtual information pharmacist. Now you do need to make an appointment with that of course, but you go online to make that appointment log. And and then we will connect you with a a virtual pharmacist. Like I said and you can talk to them through an application and see them ask their questions. If you age afraid of going out or can't get out you can still have the service and and a number of people are finding that really helpful as as you know, they struggle getting out and about at this time. Absolutely. I used to I remember when my mom was sick. She was she was so concerned with her feet not being really dry and an uncomfortable and we used to be in Boots the whole time making sure her faith Comforts those things. There's the Practical things isn't it? The little things they make a huge difference like a huge difference indeed Rosie McMillan has got other Partnerships as well in place to enable people with cancer to get practical support. What does that look like? What else is there that it might be worth exploring. We do have lots of other Partnerships as well. We've partnered with Nationwide for example for over 25 years and off. So Lloyds Bank Bank of Scotland and Halifax and the joy of this is that this is how we're able to help people with one of those worries Finance is a huge worry for people going through cancer for for lots of reasons. So and has trained the staff at these Banks so that they actually understand the specific impact of cancer on people's finances. And so that being trained in that they can then offer their expert practical advice in relation to managing finances personal banking mortgage has credit cards. So again, there's more information about these Partnerships on our website. So please do access.

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Talking Cancer

06:11 min | 4 months ago

"slash mcmillan" Discussed on Talking Cancer

"The first starting point for God in your local area many people will have already been on the gulf. UK website which is updated regularly, and actually you will be able to look for your local area on there. What I would also say is we talked on the phone. When we were talking previously about the map milenkovic Hub, which has lots of information to support cancer patients through the pandemic and on that Hub. You will find the update option but also with a link straight through to the gov UK because obviously if things as we said last time sometimes things get changed on a Saturday evening at 10:00, but you can get to the gov UK website from that map milenkovic and Mark once again, you know, the Practical resources available to be able to access medication from your perspective where where do people go immediately to find jobs that well, you can contact your local pharmacy. Of course, they will still be access and support for medication access for food delivery slots are still available etc. For those people home building or a vulnerable. We also have launched recently a virtual boots McMillan information pharmacist, actually. So so you could go Two Boots.com forward slash McMillan & Pub. An appointment with a pharmacist to be able to help talk you through any concerns or questions that you have around medication or wider issues with your cancer experience and we'd be able to jump in that way which is something that we started to bring in at the beginning of the pandemic earlier this year and something that many patients have hand care is to have have begun to access. So it's another way of life some of that advice there's lots of ways and lots of support available. So look at MacMillan support helpline and website as well as the boots website to be able to access that support Boise. It's always a difficult conversation and subject matter, but we need to talk about a very sensitive area that people are struggling with which is palliative care and especially palliative care in the community and the the vehicle T in contacting the appropriate Healthcare professionals, what practical steps can people take to understand more about their own or family members palliative care options during this time? Awesome, as you say palliative care is so very sensitive at all times and even more so a more challenging with all the restrictions at present, but I think the first thing I want to say is that for more than thirty years as a GP a really can't emphasize enough how important it is to actually have conversations understanding how very difficult that is the actually it's really important and I don't mean they're just conversations with your health care team, but also with your family and friends it's not easy starting those conversations, but over the years, I've seen a huge benefits as a result of those very open conversations. So in terms of practical, you know you it's important to say that palliative care is still available whether that's through District nurses GPS and Specialists or or at the hospice and some of these Services may be doing less face-to-face visits right now and trying obviously wrong. You reduce the risk and the spread of infection, but they all still there. They are still accessible and they have so much to offer in terms of supporting with physical symptoms and also emotional and practical support. It's a very isolating times, you know, without the pandemic. So to to know that this is still available and with conversations and bought some some persistence and supports that that kind of level of support is still there. Yeah, and and I I just had that I think also be really clear when you're engaging with these surfaces off then we'll contact numbers or available to you and and you know, which ones to use for when in many instances there will be a 24 hour line for you to access for queries. So do it may ask, you know to to know where people will be at the end of the line. And again, of course McMillan website has lots of information relating to palliative care some of it that would help you start those conversations job. And of course never forget that you kind of course contact the support line as well. Thank you Rosie. Thank you. Mark questions about cancer boots and McMillan A by your side took the moment. You're diagnosed through your treatment and beyond our boots McMillan information pharmacists are on hand with Specialists support from helping you make sense of your diagnosis back to advice about living with cancer. You can find them in your local boots Pharmacy or online via video appointment visit boots.com for more information subject to Farmer availability. Amanda and I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 and June first phase of code reader was classed as extremely clinically vulnerable. So shielded at home for a hundred days. We have much contact with anybody. I found it really hard to get a food slot start with but then through the local Council I was able to get a secured time slot on the supermarket of my choice and also they would check just to make sure and make me aware that there were local charity group setting up to do shopping as he needed it and the hospital how much they're covid-19 case on Point Break arrival clean masks temperature check kind of the questionnaire every visit temperature again, when you got to the department you were going to hand sanitizer of a sanitized within an inch of my life during that that particular. If there's a standard if you need if you can't find it you need to be able to ask someone you get quite resourceful as your cancer experience goes on to me. That's where my job I mean you all like the 50 mergency service you're on speed dial. It is developed making connections with people the online Forum on McMillan website for me there a secondary support groups stay connected with people things that keep you connected with people. It's not the same as in person, but it is a good substitute if.

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Talking Cancer

03:44 min | 5 months ago

"slash mcmillan" Discussed on Talking Cancer

"Find the support line and and help us there. You you just mentioned their daily the telephone buddy system which roses much in and I love it. Can you tell us a little bit more about how that works? Yeah. So our telephone buddies are our usual volunteers who obviously can't support people in the way that they normally do because of a distancing. They're basically at the end of the phone to support people with advice practical needs and just to be a listening ear. I think it's really important that you've kind of just really took office eyes that there is something for the super tech-savvy right through to you know, people who who it's a computer I can't do it because it is important because job Not for a lot of people, you know doing a zoom chat with somebody they've never met before it's not great. You know, it's not a great option for some people and I love the telephone buddy system that you've got to go. I think it's really cool. So there's there isn't there's an access point for everybody along the tech scale isn't there there is saying that picking up the phone for first time when you have decided and made that call that you are struggling a little bit is is a big step, isn't it? What would you say to somebody sitting there going after I don't know am I making a Fast I'd really don't know whether I should do this or not. I would say they've absolutely taken the first step in acknowledging that perhaps they need help. And so maybe the first thing to do is just talk it through with someone that they feel comfortable with whether that's a friend or their GP or even their their cancer team and just to talk it through and certainly having been a cancer nurse. Nothing is ever too slight for you to listen to them. People often think or why don't want to worry them or this is really silly but it you know, but if it's constantly on your mind the best thing to do is to talk somebody about it and make that first step then to find out where to get help absolutely. Brilliant as always stay there. Don't move. We're going to be speaking to you shortly. Questions about cancer boots and McMillan are by your side from the moment. You're diagnosed through your treatment and beyond our boots McMillan information pharmacist. So on hand with Specialists support from helping you make sense of your diagnosis to advice about living with cancer. You can find them in your local boots Pharmacy or online via video appointment. Visit boots.com forward slash McMillan for more information subject to pharmacists availability. Hi, I'm Carol. I'm thirty-eight and from Manchester. I was initially diagnosed with primary breast cancer in December 2019. And then with secondary breast cancer in February this year lockdown was massive anxiety inducing so much with outside of of all of our control. So I dealt with my anxiety by trying to focus on the things that I could control like, you know the next few hours. So the next few days, I found it quite helpful to limit my exposure to all the Doom and Gloom in the news. I focused on things that made me happy, you know, like catch up with family and friends virtually like that started learning Italian during the lockdown randomly. I exercised and threw myself into things like campaigning for MacMillan. I also found edit ation really really helped as well. I found that was really helpful in trying to make me focus on the present a.

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Talking Cancer

06:06 min | 6 months ago

"slash mcmillan" Discussed on Talking Cancer

"Access to the GP on the efficiency and that it gives them but it's not gonNA work every body and it's really important. That people find their individual way. The video adds another layer onto that and I'm certainly not the most tech savvy person in the world you know I'd get a youngster from my house to help with that you might want to do a dry run with a friend. Am even I'm and I think it's still also really important to say that if it's not working for you, you need to tell the clinician it's not working for you. You need to feel empowered to say that but definitely feel okay to say look there are things I need. To feel I need to see your face to face at might we're working on actually on some top ten tips and we're working together with both patients and professionals so that we don't make it assumptions about what is working for people. I'm and we're hoping to put those on the website ready very shortly. So and do lookout for those have sounds up city perfect market I. Mean you know I it's coming to tragic cost obviously with key with covert and the pandemic are you seeing any benefits in in store with foams from having time? To speak to people, are there any upsides in in your world or I think Rosie said the way patients interact with? GP's and other healthcare professionals has changed quite dramatically patients can access the GP. Practice a slightly different way and and I think that has provided opportunities for pharmacists and GP's to work together and we would want to encourage that So so at GP's refer people into pharmacy, send their prescriptions, electrically how Aska pharmacy teams to provide at further advice or oh at feedback 'em into the GP. At practice some of the interactions away having through pharmacy teams on the High Street of course, and. During the heater pandemic, am we launched online boots, McMillan Information Pharmacy Service we have over two thousand boots, McMillan Information Pharmacists The can advise on a day to day basis. Any matter and we will work closely with Macmillan to refer them into the Macmillan website and support lines to and the boots McMillan Information Pharmacy scheme where we have over two thousand information pharmacies in our stores and over lockdown, we've launched an online boots information pharmacists service. Hosted by shielding pharmacists where people can make an appointment either through dot com forward slash McMillan or through the Macmillan support line and talk to some of our pharmacists online about their concerns about the support that they can get through pharmacy teens and where to find other support. As they go through their experience with Cancer Rosie. Can you maybe I'll give some clarity as well. on if you all going to appointments is there a? Rule at the moment about being able to take somebody with you or not or or that differ from from center to center hospital to hospital. Yeah. Really important point and again something we're being fed back on a on a regular basis because in in the main it is still the hospitals are saying that actually they don't want people coming through the doors that. Don't absolutely need to be there. However, of course, all hospital buildings are set up slightly differently. So you know that the the way that you enter them and the route that you take might vary depending on the location, and so it may well be that in some circumstances, those rules are slightly laxer, but in the main, it is the case you know I had. A friend who visited a hospital recently again, she was really worried about this situation, and then actually when she got to the consultation that was the opportunity to say look, would you mind if I put my loved one who's in the cop on speakerphone so that they can be part of it or you know you can ask to record the consultation or actually then also say again, I talked about millions cancer specialists who may be there and involved in that conversation and it. May Well, be that you could say you know, would you be happy to speak to my relatives have managed to take everything in that? You said to me today I'm an ask one tip is also just to make sure that when you're in that appointment, just make sure if there are any of these annoying bureaucratic consent rules that you have actually completed those so that actually not one will be able to talk to the professionals just picking up on that as well. Rosy. In those those guidance that that guidance information that you're likely to get when an appointment is booked for you. Would explain there as well what you should or should not have been doing. With regard to shielding measures or isolation measures before going into an appointment absolutely, and the most important messages that whatever information is sent to you for your individual appointment that you make sure you follow that because nobody wants the fact that your care your treatment couldn't be delivered because you haven't followed the guidance and the guidance will vary depending on where you're going what you're going full I am so obviously going to be staying in hospital and having. You know having treatments interventions. It may will be have to have a Cova test seventy two hours before may well be that when you come home, you also have to self isolate but I can't am I can't say highly enough how important it is you follow the guidance that is given to you for your individual appointment. Balk when you get a cancer diagnosis, there's new language there is new. Structure There's new retains as new buildings, this new doctors and faces and then as now new guidances we've been talking that changes on a daily basis is a huge amount to take on board. And I think as well. There are people who've understandably very wary about being outside in the public going to the pharmacy to pick up whatever they're picking up being in hospitals. What's what's your advice to somebody who sees this and just goes?.

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