GPs & Health Professionals

The philosophy of an integrated cancer service is that hospitals and primary and community health services develop integrated care and defined referral pathways for the populations they serve. This requires effective collaboration between hospitals and community-based services, including general practitioners. This will promote more effective local coordination of care for cancer patients, and a more rational, evidence-based approach to cancer service planning and delivery.

Patient Management Framework Breast tumour stream: breast cancer. Published by Metropolitan Health and Aged Care Services Division, Victorian Government Department of Human Services, Melbourne Victoria Australia May 2006

GP Referral Pathways (Goulburn Valley)

Click here to view resources which provide information to aid GP referral to appropriate specialists with required initial work-up to allow for a timely and appropriate referral.

Additional Information

  • eviQ Cancer Treatments Online provides accurate, current, relevant and evidence based information for use at the point of care.
  • The EdCaN Project has developed a National Professional Development Framework for Cancer Nursing and a suite of Learning Resources targeted at building capacity of the nursing workforce in cancer control, with the ultimate aim of improving health outcomes for people affected by cancer.

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