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Work and Cancer – the challenges of returning to work during a pandemic

23rd February 2021

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WWC Associate, Louise Barrett, writes about the challenges of returning to work following cancer treatment – and during a pandemic. Returning to work following cancer treatment is never easy at the best of times. It is often described as feeling like you are jumping on a fast-moving train, bringing with it feelings of anxiety and… [Read More]


Cancer survivorship in Covid-19: A blind-spot for employers?

10th February 2021

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‘Working age cancer survivors seem to be slipping down the priority list for employers, with many finding it harder to get support to remain in or return to work (RTW) and others feeling that working from home is making them less visible to their bosses, and access to support, workplace adjustments and vocational rehabilitation more… [Read More]


Achieving Quality of Life for Cancer Patients and Survivors: Returning to Work

29th January 2021

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As mentioned in the December newsletter, WWC became a supporter of ECO (European Cancer Organisation) last year and was able to contribute to a paper prepared by its Survivorship and Quality of Life Network:  Free from Cancer: Achieving Quality of Life for All Cancer Patients and Survivors. Following this we contributed some slides to ECO’s… [Read More]


Navigating a career after cancer: Christine Lydon

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Christine Lydon is an associate content director at FleishmanHillard Fishburn and is also co-chair of Omnicom’s Open DisAbility steering group.  ‘There is, of course, no ideal time to be diagnosed with cancer. After all, in a typical year, there are weddings to attend, birthdays to celebrate and careers to forge. Who would welcome the upheaval… [Read More]


Getting back to work and going freelance after a diagnosis of breast cancer

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Emma Tice is a writer and editor who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017. In her blog she discusses the difficulties of dealing with a changing breast cancer diagnosis and her experience setting up a business in the middle of the pandemic. ‘Like many, my cancer diagnosis came out of the blue. I’d just… [Read More]


UK Furlough January 2021: what you need to know.

14th January 2021

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As we navigate another lockdown that may last until 31 March 2021, WWC’s Associate, Génevie Kuiper-Isaacson, provides some essential guidance on the amended furlough rules. The full article can be found here


Cancer, work and Covid 19: Line managers and HR play a critical role. By Barbara Wilson

9th December 2020

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….‘These managers, supported and empowered by HR, helped our coachees feel part of the team; they felt reassured, valued, not forgotten, and more in control of their lives. And regaining control over your life after a cancer diagnosis is an important milestone on the road to recovery.’ As one might expect, some people have had… [Read More]


Helping to rebuild and reshape the working lives of those affected by cancer. By Barbara Wilson. 

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‘………. the critical assumption employers tend to make, a common error, is that they will be dealing with exactly the same person who went off sick some months ago, that they will soon be ‘back to normal’. So, what else can an employer do to support an employee who is still coming to terms with… [Read More]


A Nurse’s Experience of COVID 19, cancer and working from home

8th December 2020

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Anne Wareing, a WWC coachee, shares her experience as a nurse dealing with COVID 19, cancer and working from home. I began this year with a new job, new uniform and a plan for returning to work as a nurse after my diagnosis and treatment for Non–Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2019.  I was looking forward to… [Read More]


CANCER AND COACHING: LESSONS IN SELF-KINDNESS AND LEARNING TO EMBRACE THE UNKNOWN

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Claire Slade, a WWC coachee and former senior partner in a GP practice, has written a blog about trying to come to terms with her bowel cancer diagnosis. As a 40 year old, who has just retired from her GP partnership, you would be forgiven for thinking I might not be the best advert for… [Read More]


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