Projects

SMICS achieves its strategic objectives largely through locally based projects. Projects are planned and implemented with strong stakeholder engagement to optimise sustainability.

Projects are outlined here and can be grouped according to priority outcome areas or tumour groups.

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Major Theme Project Brief Overview Priority Outcome Area Tumour Stream Progress & Reports
Supportive Care Specialist metestatic breast care nurse
A model of care and clinical pathway to guide practice for SMICS member health services to develop a metestaic breastcare… [read more...]
Care coordination Breast Final Report
Survivorship Positive Change for Life Survivorship Project
Haematology - Positive Change for Life:Improving health, wellbeing and quality of life of survivors of blood cancer following stem cell… [read more...]
Care coordination Haematology Project Information
Multidisciplinary Care Meeting Room Upgrade Executive Summary
SMICS provided in excess of $400 000 in the form of individual capital grants for the upgrade of the meeting… [read more...]
Multidisciplinary care Executive Summary
Supportive Care SMICS Communication Skills Training Program
  The purpose of the project is to enhance the communication skills of the cancer workforce within the SMICS region… [read more...]
Supportive care Breast, Colorectal, Genito-Urinary, Gynaecology, Haematology, Head and Neck, Lung, Neurology, Skin, Upper Gastrointestinal Communication Skills Training 2012
Model of Care A Model for Cancer care at Casey Hospital
Following consultation with key stake holders from Southern Health including Department Heads from Medical and Surgical Oncology and Palliative care,… [read more...]
Reducing unwanted variations in care Final report, June 2012
Multidisciplinary Care Multidisciplinary team meeting management system
The key objectives of developing the MDT MMS are to: deliver a system that is compliant with health service security… [read more...]
Multidisciplinary care To read report click here
Model of Care Peninsula Health Lung Referral Pathways
Purpose to document referral pathways currently used by those affected by lung cancer to identify opportunities for improvements in current… [read more...]
Care coordination Lung Project report May 2012
Supportive Care Online e-learning supportive care training package
  SMICS has developed an on-line e-learning supportive care training package which has incorporated the SCCV competency framework. This training… [read more...]
Supportive care Breast, Colorectal, Genito-Urinary, Gynaecology, Haematology, Head and Neck, Lung, Neurology, Skin, Upper Gastrointestinal Online_elearning_supportive_care_training_package.pdf
Model of Care Victorian and Tasmanian Youth Cancer Network Project
Southern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service (SMICS) focused on areas that sought to address issues identified in AYA cancer care in… [read more...]
Care coordination Project report December 2011
Primary Care Primary Care Interface Project
  The key strategic priorities for the primary care interface (PCI) project are: 1. Understanding and addressing the primary care… [read more...]
Care coordination Implementation plan 2010 - 2013
Supportive Care Supportive Care Screening Identifying the needs for patients in the Oncology Day Units at Peninsula Health
In 2008-09 SMICS undertook a consultation project to map current supportive care services and to develop supportive care priorities across… [read more...]
Supportive care Project report March 2011
Supportive Care Supportive Care Screening Identifying needs for patients in the Chemotherapy Day Unit at Monash Medical Centre - Moorabbin (Southern Health)
In 2008-09 SMICS undertook a consultation project to map current supportive care services and to develop supportive care priorities for… [read more...]
Supportive care Project report July 2010
Supportive Care Lymphoedema Project
  The purpose of the project is to strengthen lymphoedema services across the southern Melbourne region by: the development of… [read more...]
Care coordination Lymphoedema Project
Supportive Care Supportive Care Screening Identifying needs for patients in the Haematology Oncology Clinic at Alfred Hospital (Alfred Health)
In 2008-09 SMICS undertook a consultation project to map current supportive care services and to develop supportive care priorities across… [read more...]
Supportive care Haematology Project report June 2010
Supportive Care Dietitian involvement in the care of upper gastro-intestinal cancer patients: A situation analysis at Southern Health
The aim of the situation analysis was to identify: existing referral pathways to dietetic services at what step(s) of their… [read more...]
Care coordination Upper Gastrointestinal Project report 2009
Supportive Care Home Oxygen guideline development for lung cancer patients in the SMICS catchment
This project aimed to address the following recommendations of the original scopingreport: Development of prescription, assessment and management guidelines using… [read more...]
Reducing unwanted variations in care Lung Final report Feb 2009
Supportive Care Reducing variation in haemato-oncology services within the SMICS catchment for the management and support of patients with potential / actual fertility issues
This project aimed to implement the projects recommendations to reduce variation in the management and support of haemato-oncology patients with… [read more...]
Reducing unwanted variations in care Haematology Final report April 2008
Redesign reVIEW™ redesigning care program - Social Work
In 2015 SMICS staff provided professional development to Social Workers at Alfred, Monash and Peninsula Health by leading the reVIEW™… [read more...]
Care coordination Breast, Colorectal, Genito-Urinary, Gynaecology, Haematology, Head and Neck, Lung, Neurology, Skin, Upper Gastrointestinal
Multidisciplinary Care MDT pilot project
  The SMICS Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Pilot Project was commenced in July 2008 as part of the larger Continuum of… [read more...]
Multidisciplinary care Project update Jan 2010
Supportive Care Greek Living With Cancer Education Program
Greek Living with cancer Education Program update [read more...]
Supportive care
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