News and Announcements

News, Announcements and Events

Understanding Cancer as an Employer

Date posted: April 25, 2017

We are delivering a course in partnership with the Hummingbird Cancer Support and Therapy Centre in Bicester, Oxfordshire, on 22nd May.

The session will provide participants with a better understanding of:-

  • What cancer is, how it is typically diagnosed and treated
  • The challenges faced by cancer survivors in managing work and cancer
  • The legal framework – an employer’s responsibilities
  • Workplace Adjustments
  • Why things can go wrong between employers and those affected by cancer
  • Talking about cancer at work – what to say, when, how and to whom
  • Dealing with recurrence, terminal cases and bereavement
  • Resources available to employers

The session will be interactive, drawing on case studies and participants’ experience and includes a video.  Full details can be found in the attached flyer.

Working with Cancer Flyer

Working After Cancer – series of one-day workshops

Date posted: April 14, 2017

We are running a series of one-day workshops this year for the Lymphoma Association in partnership with Shine Cancer Support.  The first workshop was held in Southampton in March.

The second workshop will be held in Manchester on Wednesday 7th June with two more planned this year in Newcastle and London.

If you would be interested in attending the Manchester workshop please register using the link provided below.

We will be posting details about the other workshops shortly.

View flyer here (PDF)

Cancer in The Workplace Report: Role of Coaching

Date posted: February 10, 2017

Last year Barbara Wilson contributed to a project run by the Economist Intelligence Unit, commissioned by Bristol Myers Squibb, about Cancer in the Workplace.

The report concludes that there is significant room for improvement in company policies and practices to strengthen workplace support for those affected by cancer and those steps are: improving access to information, providing coaching and establishing support groups for employees and setting a health and well-being strategy that makes provision for cancer. Working With Cancer can support you in all of these respects: with coaching, training and consultancy services. The report is now out and below is a link to it.

Rethinking Cancer: Realising the potential for improved survival

Date posted: May 5, 2016

In December Barbara attended a parliamentary round table discussion hosted by Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS).  The meeting brought together Parliamentarians, policy experts and patient groups to consider the implications for patients, employers, the economy and society at large.

The event followed a recent report supported by BMS and prepared by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK). In Rethinking Cancer the ILC-UK presented findings on how outcomes for cancer patients can be improved, exploring the challenges facing those living with and beyond cancer at home and in the workplace.

Read a summary of the discussion here (PDF)

Working With Schroders

Date posted: March 23, 2016

Barbara Wilson speaks to ‘Inside Schroders’ about the work that she and her associates are doing to support people affected by cancer, including carers, with returning to work and also about the ground breaking work Working With Cancer is undertaking in collaboration with the Maggies Centres which Schroders is sponsoring.

Read Inside Schroders article here