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MCCN Web Update. Chris Barker Macmillan Cancer Network Web Manager. What we’ll be covering. Where we are with the new MCCN website ‘Information for Patients’ section ‘Your Health’ section New areas to investigate Online forum Use of social networks Request for feedback!.

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Mccn web update

MCCN Web Update

Chris Barker

Macmillan Cancer Network Web Manager


What we ll be covering
What we’ll be covering

  • Where we are with the new MCCN website

    • ‘Information for Patients’ section

    • ‘Your Health’ section

  • New areas to investigate

    • Online forum

    • Use of social networks

  • Request for feedback!


Where are we now
Where are we now?

  • New MCCN site went live in September 08

  • ~1000 new pages of patient information

  • Database of support groups

  • Links to local hospitals & organisations

  • Latest cancer news from the online media


New developments
New developments…

  • Currently testing an online discussion forum

  • Allows people to log on, have conversations & discuss various topics

  • Limited to particular professional groups at this time – may expand to patients if the demand is there

  • Won’t work without visitors & support!


Social networking
Social Networking

  • Social network = Online community of people who share common interests

  • Huge number of people using sites such as Facebook and Youtube

  • Much wider demographic than many think

  • Already being trialled by organisations such as Macmillan and Cancer Research UK


We need your feedback
We need your feedback!

  • What resources do you find useful online?

  • Which sites do you visit regularly?

  • Do you feel that anything is missing?

  • Would you be interested in taking part in any online trials?

  • Email to [email protected] use a contact form on the MCCN website at www.mccn.nhs.uk


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