Improving Cancer Care within Primary Care

Location: South Wharf, Victoria
Venue: Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre
Date: 23 November 2019 10:00am to 23 November 2019 03:00pm

This forum, presented in partnership by Eastern Melbourne PHN, North Western Melbourne PHN and South Eastern Melbourne PHN, aims to bring together clinicians from primary and tertiary care to discuss the enablers and barriers against the implementation of Optimal Care Pathways across Victoria.

What are the barriers and enablers to providing better care to patients with cancer? How can GPs deliver best practice regardless of the tumour type? Do you have an interest in improving cancer care within the primary setting?

This interactive forum aims to bring together GPs and cancer specialists to discuss the barriers and enablers in implementing Optimal Care Pathways for Cancer, and to identify potential opportunities for system improvement and reform in primary health care.

Learn and become empowered to implement evidence-based clinical management strategies within your practice to ensure safe and effective cancer care aligns with the guidelines provided through Optimal Care Pathways and HealthPathways in Melbourne.

Participants will leave with an improved understanding of system issues in relation to cancer support within primary care, and potential strategies to overcome these issues in the near future, including the role general practitioners can undertake to ensure system improvement.
Learning outcomes

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Support early detection, initial investigations and timely and appropriate referrals to specialists, ensuring that people obtain the most effective care at the right time
  • Identify how patients with cancer will be managed in the local context inclusive of appropriate localized Optimal Care referral pathways
  • Identify barriers to best practice cancer care and support the development of feasible quality improvement efforts to address these gaps
  • Develop processes and gain confidence within their practice to share knowledge and utilise pathways to manage their patients 

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