Cancer Australia is managing several targeted initiatives to support the cancer care workforce and improve coordination of cancer services to deliver the best possible care to people affected by cancer now and in the future.
These projects focus on a variety of elements, including ongoing professional development, multidisciplinary care, clinical leadership, greater involvement of primary care and consumers, workforce development and a needs-based approach to treatment. Together, these elements work together to ensure high quality service provision.
Key initiatives include:
- the Cancer Service Networks National Program (CanNET), to improve outcomes and reduce disparities in outcomes for people affected by cancer, particularly in rural and regional areas; and
- the Gynaecological Cancers Workforce Initiative.
Our efforts to improve cancer services:
- focus on the continuum of care, from diagnosis to treatment, recovery and living with or after cancer;
- are focused on people affected by cancer; and
- acknowledge the primary care sector, especially general practice, as a pivotal part of the cancer care workforce.
Expert input has been sought from a variety of professionals on issues relating to improving the quality of cancer services and professional development for the cancer care workforce in Australia.