Working with consumers

NEMICS recognises that one of the best ways of enhancing patient care is to listen to and value the voice of people who have experienced cancer and its treatments. Using this experience, our consumers provide advice and make an active contribution to improving cancer services by working with the NEMICS directorate and health services within the region.

The NEMICS consumer participation strategy (see related document) outlines our priorities and directions in this important area and has four key strategic directions:

  • develop the NEMICS consumer network and consider other structures to participation
  • consumer participation at all levels
  • consumer and carer participation in research activities
  • support the capacity of consumers and carers to participate effectively in their own care

Consumer participation in cancer control is supported at a national and state government level.  Please click on the links below for further information:
Cancer Australia: Consumer involvement toolkit
Victorian Department of Health: www.health.vic.gov.au/cancer/consumer.htm
 

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