The Victorian Lung Cancer Service Redesign Program (VLCSRP) introductory Community of Practice forum, held on 4 July at the Cancer Council Victoria, with almost 50 participants attending from across the state.
Ms. Kathryn Whitefield, Acting Assistant Director Cancer Strategy and Development, Department of Health & Human Services, opened the event, highlighting that for the state-wide, Integrated Cancer Services to be effective in driving cancer improvement for the benefit of all Victorians, they need to collaborate.
The Victorian Lung Cancer Service Redesign Program (VLCSRP) has been established to assist hospitals to develop systems and measures that target improvements in the timeliness of lung cancer care. Redesign projects will focus on creating improvements across steps two to four of the Optimal Care Pathway for People with Lung Cancer, from the point of referral to a health service to the start of first treatment, with meeting of timeliness indicators a priority.
Southern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service (SMICS) is the lead integrated cancer service for the VLCSRP projects