Mary-Claire Mason

Jane Carpenter

Improving end of life care for marginalised groups

When her homeless cousin killed in an accident was found to have cancer, Jane Carpenter resolved to help make a difference to others like him.

Garden Project

Gardening your way to better health

As a new report reveals the physical and mental health benefits of gardening, Mary-Claire Mason talks to health professionals who are prescribing gardening therapy and helping patients to transform their lives.

Consultant role bridges the gap

Little is known about how many people in the UK have both cancer and dementia, and support for patients is lacking. Macmillan Cancer Support and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust have created a new nursing role to improve service provision for people with this joint diagnosis and understanding of the issues they face.

Taking the plunge with lipoedema

Women wait decades for an accurate diagnosis of lipoedema. Earlier diagnosis is essential to prevent the condition progressing to lymphoedema, with its risk of life-threatening cellulitis.