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Cancer in the workplace

Tuesday, 06 December 2011
08:30 - 11:00
The Work Foundation


Macmillan Cancer Support Event: Cancer in the Workplace


  • Ciarán Devane, Chief Executive, Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Dame Carol Black, National Director for Health and Work
  • Ben Willmott, Head of Public Policy, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Stephen Bevan, Director, The Work Foundation

More than 700,000 people of working age are living with cancer in the UK. And as more and more people live after cancer, that figure is only set to rise. 

Supporting employees with cancer makes business sense for employers. The economic benefits to the UK would be huge if all the people diagnosed with cancer remained in or returned to work after treatment. Currently, half of all working-age people with cancer either change jobs or leave work altogether. While fewer than 50% of those in work are offered flexible working arrangements. But by making small changes, employers can make a big difference.

Read the blog by Ciarán Devane, Chief Executive at Macmillan Cancer Support: 'Managing Cancer in the Workplace'

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