General practice coordinates and provides holistic care to cancer survivors. The Clinical Placement Program in Cancer Survivorship aims to improve access to quality cancer survivorship care through enhancing capacity of primary care professionals (including GPs, practice nurses and community based allied health professionals) to deliver appropriate services and information.
Primary care professionals are invited to apply for a free clinical placement opportunity at oncology specialist clinics across Victoria to improve their skills and knowledge in cancer survivorship care.
Clinical placements at Peter Mac, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Women’s Hospital, Western Health and Austin Health have commenced with additional hospitals offering placements in mid-2018.
By participating in the program, you will be able to attend:
- GPs: three specialist clinics (~10 hours)
- Practice nurses and allied health professionals: two specialist clinics (~7 hours)
Specialist clinics are offered across a range of cancer types and stages of management including treatment and investigation planning after initial referral and post-treatment care.
- One multidisciplinary team meeting (MDM) with oncology specialists including medical and radiation oncologists, oncology nurses, surgeons, pathologists and allied health professionals.
- Optional workshops (Cat 2 accreditation for GPs) and CPD recognition.
As part of the application process, you will be required to set some personal learning goals for your placement. These will be shared with your host site to optimise learning. This activity is endorsed by APNA, RACGP and ACRRM.
For more information contact Ashlee Bailey, Education Coordinator, Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre -A Richard Pratt Legacy E: ACSCplacements@petermac.org P: (03) 8559 6222.
Disclaimer: This article was provided by Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency and completeness of any information or material included within.