Returning to duties after cancer – HM The King’s openness will help so many

Friday 26 April 2024

Today, His Majesty the King announced he is returning to duties while he continues to receive treatment following his cancer diagnosis.

Our CEO Dame Laura Lee has shared these words of support after the announcement that His Majesty the King will return to public duties: 

“I am delighted to hear that His Majesty The King feels well enough to take on more public duties once more. 

We know at Maggie’s how important continuing to work during treatment can be for many people as it can help to give them a sense of purpose and identity.   

We send The King, our President Her Majesty The Queen, and all his family our best wishes.  

His openness about his diagnosis has encouraged so many important conversations about cancer and I would like to thank him from my heart for using his own difficult experience to help others.” 

Support to return to work 

A positive return to work can play a significant role in recovery from cancer. 

Find out more about work and cancer, what to consider when thinking about a return to work and how Maggie’s can help: 

We're here with you 

If you have been affected by this announcement, or if someone you know is worried about work and cancer, we're here with you. 

  • Our Cancer Support Specialists can help you talk through issues around work and your feelings about it.  
  • Our Where now? Support Beyond Treatment workshops can help build the skills and coping strategies to move forward after treatment, including returning to work. 
  • We have Benefits Advisors who specialise in helping you to claim the benefits you, and those close to you, are entitled to. 

We also offer free workshops for HR professionals to train employers on how best to support their employees with knowledge, empathy and understanding. Find out more about Cancer in the Workplace workshops

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