NEMICS grants program 

Service Improvement Grants 

NEMICS funds small quality improvement projects that improve patient or carer experiences/outcomes.
Successful grant applications address one or more of the following quality dimensions:

  • patient-centeredness
  • acceptability
  • effectiveness
  • efficiency
  • safety
  • appropriateness
  • access

We extended the 2019 grants program and deferred the 2020/21 program, due to the impacts of the covid 19 pandemic.

Find information about applying here:
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2019 guidelines  

2019 service improvement grant recipients:

 Quality Improvement      
Kristen Capron, Austin Health
VidEx: development and evaluation of a new education video VIDeo on EXercise during active cancer treatment
Naina Dhana, Austin Health
Translation of existing Radiation Therapy Treatment Pathway video
Eliza Hawkes, Austin Health
Feasibility of a network-wide approach to multidisciplinary haematology patient survivorship management
Wee Loon Ong, Austin Health
Patient RepOrted Symptom Monitoring for Adaptive Reviews during radiation Treatment (PROSMART)
Bianca Devitt, Eastern Health
Development of a survivorship care plan for patients who have completed treatment 
Margaret Lee, Eastern Health
Personalised care plans in early stage bowel cancer to improve the patient cancer journey and enhance GP communication 
Rachel Cooke, Northern Health 
Improving outcomes for patients with chronic haematological malignancies
John El-Khoury, Northern Health 
Gather information and data to implement a new patient pathway after surgery 
Melissa Gwynne, Northern Health 
Improving efficacy and delivery or pre-treatment education sessions to cancer patients 
Wanda Stelmach, Northern Health 
Implementation of Breast Cancer Survivorship Clinic  

Alison Khor, Eastern Health 
Improving patient experience by reducing time to first chemo dose for planned haem admissions
Helen Longton, Austin Health
Scoping a framework for cancer care coordination at Austin Health 
Anastasia Pourliakas, Northern Health 
Undertake a co-design process to create a feasible and acceptable group-based psycho-oncology program to reduce wait times and relieve stress 
Paul Thomas, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre 
Routine collection of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS) in breast cancer radiation therapy 

For further information about the program contact:
Megan Dendle
Ph 9496 3322

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