Macmillan Nurse Service - Bassetlaw

The Macmillan Nurse Service offers support and advice to any patient with cancer or a life limiting illness. We also support families and carers. We help people in their own home or in a care home. The service has three senior registered nurses.

We work closely with GPs, district nurses, site specific nurses, palliative care consultant, GPs with a special interest in palliative care, Cedar House Hospice, adult social care, Citizens Advice Bureau and voluntary services to ensure the highest possible quality of individual care is provided.

We can give information about different treatments or medications, financial benefits and emotional support and also offer:

• information following diagnosis of a life limiting illness
• complex symptom management
• specialist psychological support

This service to offered to adults in Bassetlaw.


Service opening hours

9am – 5pm Monday – Friday (except bank holidays)


Accessing our service

You will usually need to be referred by your GP or a health professional. We will consider self-referrals, but we will need information from your GP or health professional.


Contact us

Retford Hospital, North Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7XF
Telephone: 01777 274 422


Help in a crisis

Please contact your GP. Out of hours, dial NHS 111.


Information for health professionals

How to refer someone to this service

Referrals can be made by any Health and Social care professional who should complete a referral form and fax to Single Point of Access (SPA) on 01777 709 332.  

Alternatively, telephone the referral to SPA on 01777 274 422

Referral guidance for health professionals.

Team leader

Dr Linda Potter

Service commissioned by

Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group