We recognise that one of the best ways of enhancing patient care is to listen to and value the voice of people who have been diagnosed with cancer and have experience of the health care services. Using this understanding, our consumers provide advice and make an active contribution to improving cancer services by working with the NEMICS program office and health services within the region.

The NEMICS consumer participation strategy 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
  • Partnering in healthcare: A framework for better care and outcomes


Consumer participation in cancer control is supported at a national and state government level.  

Victorian DHHS: 
Cancer care consumer participation
Stakeholder engagement and participation framework and toolkit 



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