Survivorship initiatives

Shared care projects

Shared care projects and initiatives across our region are working to:

  • Provide guideline-directed, coordinated, quality follow-up care between GPs and Specialists
  • Improve access to supportive care after completion of treatment
  • Increase capacity for new patients in hospital-based outpatient clinics
  • Better integrate cancer follow-up care within chronic disease management frameworks.

Breast cancer shared care projects

  • Austin Health  
  • Northern Health

For more information, contact:

Austin Health Breast care nurse specialist/project coordinator

Northern Health Breast care nurse

Northern Health Project reference group

Colorectal cancer shared care

NEMICS and SMICS are piloting shared care at Eastern Health and Monash Health.  Funded by the Victorian Department of Health, this 3 year project is a partnership with Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network and South Eastern Melbourne Health Providers Association.

For more information, contact

VCCC partners (including Austin Health) are recruiting to a Victorian Cancer Agency funded randomised controlled trial to evaluate colorectal cancer shared care.

Austin Health Haematology survivorship projects

The haematology survivorship clinic has delivered projects investigating a nutition intervention following stem cell transplantation and the impact of computer brain training on cancer-related cognitive changes.  It provides holistic assessment and referral to a range of wellness and community services.
For more information, contact

Prostate cancer survivorship clinic

Austin Health received a NEMICS service improvement grant to improve care provided to men after prostate cancer.  Targeting men treated with radiotherapy, this initiative provides holistic assessment, care planning and care coordination at end of treatment.

For more information, contact Carla.D'

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