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
Multidisciplinary Care SMICS Multidisciplinary Team Meeting Management System Business Requirements
The objective of this project is to replace the 14 stand alone databases (13 MS Excel and 1 MS Access)… [read more...]
Multidisciplinary care MDT MMS Business Requirements
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
Multidisciplinary Care Multidisciplinary Care Program Update June 2012
This report provides a summary of the progress in implementing the SMICS Multidisciplinary Care Strategic Plan 2011-2014 through the continued… [read more...]
Multidisciplinary care Program Update June 2012
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
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
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
Primary Care Data Analysis General Practitioner Survey 2011
The aim of the general practitioner survey was to identify current information for: GPs’ perception of their role in cancer… [read more...]
Care coordination Breast, Colorectal, Genito-Urinary, Gynaecology, Haematology, Head and Neck, Lung, Neurology, Skin, Upper Gastrointestinal Project report 2011
Supportive Care Dietitian involvement in the care of upper gastro-intestinal cancer patients: A situation analysis conducted at Peninsula Health
The aim of the situation analysis within Peninsula Health was to identify: existing referral pathways to dietetic services at what… [read more...]
Supportive care Upper Gastrointestinal Project report 2011
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
Service Mapping - Cabrini
This report provides a summary of the services provided by Cabrini to the colorectal tumour stream September - December 2009 [read more...]
Reducing unwanted variations in care Colorectal Service mapping report December 2009
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