NEMICS grants program 2018

Sustainable workforce development is crucial to providing high quality, evidence based cancer care. The grants program recognises the need to build capacity for health professionals and teams to respond to the challenges of ever changing cancer care.

Applications were invited for NEMICS Small Grants.  Grants were competitive and applicants asked to align projects with the Optimal Care Pathways and the Victorian Cancer Plan 2016-2020.

Successful recipients of Professional Development and Education Grants

Quality Improvement
Belinda Yeo, Austin Health
Opioid prescribing in patients with cancer - evaluating current prescribing and practice changes following targeted education strategies
Priscilla Gates, Austin Health
Feasibility of a tailored survivorship program for patients with haematological malignancies within NEMICS
Penny Smith, Austin Health
Helping brain cancer survivors return to "life as usual"
Bianca Devitt, Eastern Health
Development and implementation of a breast cancer survivorship care plan at Eastern Health
Simon Gibbs, Eastern Health
The SUBLIME study: a pilot study of Self-administered sUbcutaneous Bortezomib for patients with Systemic AL Amyloidosis or Multiple Myeloma in the HomE
Andrew Grigg, Austin Health
Assessment of T-cell CD4 lymphocyte count to guide pneumocystitis jirovecii and herpes zoster virus prophylaxis post autologous stem cell transplant, lymphoma and myeloma
Angela Mellerick, Austin Health
Pre-treatment patient education: Establishing a shared understanding of best practice

Scoping
Niall Tebbutt, Austin Health
Defining a model of care and potential use for cancer rehabilitation services at Austin Health
Michelle Cimoli, Austin Health
Identifying the unmet supportive care needs of people undergoing radiotherapy for head and neck cancer

Group PD
Shane White, Austin Health
Training advanced trainee registrars to develop strategies to minimise risk of depression and burnout
Mariana Grgat, Austin Health
Building capacity of Oncology / Haematology nursing staff through Day Oncology Unit rotation

Redesign
Bianca Devitt, Eastern Health
Eastern Health breast cancer service redesign project to improve efficiency and the timeliness of care

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