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Funding Q&S improvement
2020-21 Funding Program

The SMICS Funding Program provides eligible health services with funding to support innovative project applications designed to have a positive impact on the quality of patient care and experience.  The program encourages effective partnerships and collaboration between health providers and consumers to improve coordination, accessibility and quality of care provided to better support all people affected by cancer.

SMICS Funding Recipients 2022 / 2023 Round

The SMICS 2022-23 Funding Program provides time limited funding for projects that support improvements in cancer patient care.  The focus areas of the program align with the statewide priorities of the Victorian Integrated Cancer Services and the Victorian Cancer Plan.

Successful recipients can be found below

Associate Professor Peter Poon

Integrating patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) into supportive and palliative care to facilitate high-quality, pro-active patient-centred supportive care that improves the well-being and support for patients with advanced cancer.

Kim Rogers

Optimising Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Care Through Alignment With the Optimal Care Pathway and Development of a Coordinated Multidisciplinary Approach. A partnership approach with SMICS, PICS and GRICS.

Catherine Langford

Establishment of a best practice breast cancer nurse led clinic – Close to Home.

2022-2023 Fundin
2022-23 Funding
2021/2022 Funding
Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions
What category of projects will be supported?

Quality Improvement Projects that are sustainable.

What can the funding go towards?

The funding aims to support design, development and implementation of projects aiming to improve cancer care. This includes funding to back-fill positions to enable staff to be released from operational roles to work on the project.

The applicant must be working towards a feasible and viable model or service that does not require an ongoing (additional) budget source that is yet to be identified.

What will the funding not support?

  • funding of recurrent positions or non-sustainable initiatives

  • funding of administrative staff positions to provide data entry or data manager roles

  • equipment purchases for service delivery (requests for equipment funding to support service change may be considered)

  • corporate overhead costs

Which organisations are eligible?

Organisations that provide specialist or generalist cancer services and are located in the SMICS catchment including public or not for profit health services, GP clinics, community or Aboriginal controlled community health services, peak bodies or not for profit organisations.


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The Victorian Integrated Cancer Services are supported by the Victorian Government 

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