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Current Activities

Here is a snapshot of what we are doing to achieve our strategic goals in the areas of:


Regional Chemotherapy Services Planning   A Chemotherapy Services Plan for the Grampians Region has recently been completed. Findings are based on consultations with service providers and consumers, data analysis, and a planning workshop Read More Supportive Care Service Mapping   One of the key messages coming from people affected by cancer as well as health professionals is knowing about, and being able to access support services. Read More Health literacy in the Grampians and Small Town Cancer Planning   In 2015 GICS worked with Deakin University, Ballarat Health Services and the Department of Health and Human Services to complete the Ophelia Grampians Project: Optimising Health Literacy and Access to Cancer Care in the Grampians. Read More

Service Quality

Cancer Service Performance Audits   The Victorian Cancer Performance Indicator program measures progress against the Victorian Government cancer reform policy Read More Optimal care pathways for lung and colorectal cancers   Optimal care pathways aim to improve the cancer care experience for each patient by promoting and facilitating consistent and evidence-based care for each cancer type. Read More My Cancer Care Record   My Cancer Care Record is a hand held folder to assist people affected by cancer to store and record their medical and health related information in one place. Read More The Cancer Survivor Guide Podcast Series   PROJECT LEAD: Glenn Reeves Hosted by ABC broadcaster, Penny Johnston, the GICS Consumer Advisory Group have created a series of podcasts to help newly diagnosed patients. Read More

Service Redesign

Lung cancer redesign   In 2013, lung cancer was the fourth most common new cancer, diagnosed in Victoria and was the leading cause of cancer death in both males and females. Read More Improving Cancer Services in Rural Settings   PROJECT LEAD: Lea Marshall A project undertaken in Victoria's Wimmera region successfully trialled the role of Cancer Resource Nurses, or Practitioners as a strategy to ensure 'every patient experiencing cancer in the Wimmera area is supported and receives the best care at the right time as close to home as possible. The role is now embedded in three services across six sites in the Wimmera, as well as Maryborough District Health Service. There is an opportunity for other rural health services to similarly incorporate the Cancer Resource Practitioner role as part of their service offerings. Read More Telehealth for Supportive Survivorship Care Project   This project aims 'to develop, pilot and assess a telehealth model for the sustainable delivery of CCV's 'Wellness and Life After Cancer (WALAC) program across rural and regional sites in two Victorian Integrated Cancer Services'. Read More