NEMICS grants program 

Service Improvement Grants 

Each year NEMICS offers funding to support small quality improvement projects.  The aim of the program is to improve patient or carer experiences/outcomes through supporting projects that address one or more of the following quality dimensions:

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

More information about applying can be found in Top Tips for Applying and 2019 guidelines  

Congratulations to our successful 2019 service improvement grant recipients 

The 2019 service improvement grant round saw a record number of very high level applications from four health services.  Congratulations to:

 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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