Key Work Programs Underway
Optimal Care Pathways (OCP) Implementation
Optimal cancer care pathways outline the best cancer care for specific tumour types.
The pathways are designed to promote a full understanding of the patient journey in order to foster quality cancer care from the point of diagnosis.
Each pathway identifies specific points and recommended care at each stage. WCMICS is working alongside its health services to implement the OCPs to help clinicians identify the steps and recommended patient care at each stage.
For more information please visit the Cancer Council website
Tranche 1 saw the implementation of the lung and colorectal cancer OCPs into our health services. Now, in tranche 2 we are working towards the implementation and adoption of the Prostate and Oesophagogastric cancer OCPs.
Victorian Cancer Patient Experience Survey
The Victorian Patients’ Experience of Cancer Care survey (VPECCS) is a questionnaire designed to collect information about the care experiences of patients treated for cancer in Victorian hospitals. The survey aims to understand patients’ experiences regarding their interactions with health care providers and the provision of information and supportive-care services throughout the care pathway: from diagnosis and treatment through to follow-up. The information collected through the survey can be utilised by hospitals and health services in their quality improvement initiatives and provides a platform for comparing care experiences at a state and/or at a treatment centre level.
For more information please check out this link
Victoria Tumour Summits
Tumour summits are clinician-led forums to identify unwarranted variations in tumour based clinical practice and cancer outcomes that could be addressed through state-wide action.
At each summit clinicians are asked to review data on cancer treatment planning and delivery across Victorian public and private health services and agree 1-2 short-term priorities for collective action.
This work will be supported by the local Integrated Cancer Services though engagement with their cancer multidisciplinary teams.
Recent Tumour Summits: