James Whale Fund gets an Award


Macmillan Cancer Support gives 4 Star rating to the James Whale Fund booklet

The 24-page booklet, ‘Understanding Kidney Cancer’ produced by The James Whale Fund for kidney Cancer was today awarded a 4 Star rating and high ‘readability’ score by the prestigious Directory of Information published recently by Macmillan Cancer Support.

The Macmillan Directory reviews 1,129 booklets, leaflets, audio visual materials and websites all of which Macmillan judge to see how useful they are to cancer patients . They then award each piece of information a score so that cancer patients and our families, but also Clinicians and the Nurses who look after us, can be sure of getting good clear guidance.

The Booklet called “Understanding Kidney Cancer” (180KB) was published in response to an urgent need for good accurate and upto date information about Kidney Cancer, it’s treatment and how to cope with a diagnosis of kidney cancer. The Fund wrote a 24-page, A5-sized guide for patients and carers as one of the first priorities when James launched the Fund. The booklet, first published in January 2007 and updated in November 2008, is available as a downloadable PDF. Simply click this link…

I was invited to the British Association of Urological Nurses UK conference in Torquay yesterday and asked to give a talk to all the Nurses and guest Clinicians about kidney cancer from a patient viewpoint, I took along loads of copies of the JWF booklets and the CNSs and Oncology nurses there were unanimous in their praise for the booklet. .
“It is so good to have something to give kidney cancer patients. This booklet is excellent because there is no scare mongering; it gives you hope and is very realistic and practical”
said Debbie Victor, Uro-oncology nurse specialist, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro.

So to get a 4**** rating and a high ‘readability’ score by the prestigious “Directory of Information Materials for People Affected by Cancer 2009/10″ was really quite an accolade for the Fund and everyone who contributed to it..
If you would like a copy we can send you one or you can download it and read on your computer or print it off yourself. If you think your clinic or hospital would like supplies please email your requirements to Sarah – sjr@jameswhalefund.org
at the James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer.

Posted under Rose Woodward


Leave a Comment

Name (required)

Email (required)




More Blog Post