The Macmillan Next Steps Cancer Rehabilitation team in Gloucestershire were finalists at the recent Patient Safety Congress and Awards in Manchester.
The team were nominated for their work to ensure people with cancer are supported to be more physically active in a way that’s safe, scientifically backed and minimises risk.
Specialist Cancer Community Physiotherapist, Clare Lait, said: “The awards night was incredible. It was really humbling to be among some very talented individuals and teams across the country. While we didn’t win, we were delighted to have been shortlisted and to have reached as far as we did.
“As a team we’re all passionate about ensuring that as many people as possible are living longer and healthier lives and also living well by managing the consequences of their cancer treatment, like fatigue or lost strength.
“We work with people to understand what their aims are – like getting back to doing the gardening, starting sport again or even just going for a walk – and give them the tools to reduce the impact of cancer and its treatments.”
If you think you could benefit from seeing the Next Steps team, call 0300 421 6586, or visit their website.