GPs & Healthcare professionals

The majority of the cancer patient’s ‘journey’ takes place in the community, where GPs and nurses are the cornerstones of continuing care.

The philosophy of an integrated cancer service is that hospitals and primary and community health services develop integrated care and defined referral pathways for the populations they serve. This requires effective collaboration between hospitals and community-based services, including general practitioners. This will promote more effective local coordination of care for cancer patients, and a more rational, evidence-based approach to cancer service planning and delivery.

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The following resources provide information to aid GP referral to appropriate specialists with required initial work-up to allow for a timely and appropriate referral.

Further pathways will be added as they become available

For further information please contact Sue Spencer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 03 5454 8377

CANMAP – For education package please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Multidisciplinary meeting guidelines TOR – For MDC guidelines please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Additional Information

eviQ Cancer Treatments Online provides accurate, current, relevant and evidence based information for use at the point of care.

The EdCaN Project has developed a National Professional Development Framework for Cancer Nursing and a suite of Learning Resources targeted at building capacity of the nursing workforce in cancer control, with the ultimate aim of improving health outcomes for people affected by cancer.

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