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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 2024 / 2025

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

Chyn Chua

Streamlining ambulatory care for patients with myeloid blood cancers (In collaboration with Peninsula Health)

This project is a collaboration between the Haematology units at Monash Health and Peninsula Health aiming to streamline processes for ambulatory care of patients with myeloid blood cancers, with a focus of improving safety for patients on oral anti-cancer therapies through co-development of a care pathway, as well as bringing cancer care closer to home.

Chyn Chua

A pilot project developing a Haematology Symptom Urgent Review Clinic (Haem-SURC) utilising a decentralised model

To establish a dedicated SURC clinic for patients with blood cancers receiving anticancer treatment (Haem-SURC), with a focus on patient safety, implementing a decentralised model-of-care, enabling broader reach and more equitable access for patients living within the Monash Health catchment area.

2024-2025 Fundin
2022-23 Funding
2021/2022 Funding
Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions
What category of projects will be supported?

Systems Focus:               Initiatives up to $200,000 which address known variations or inequities in cancer care to enable                                                             systemic change/improvement across the SMICS catchment. Projects must be in collaboration with at                                                     least one other health service or organisation.

New Innovation:            Implementation of sustainable innovative initiatives up to $125,000 for people who receive cancer care                                                 within the SMICS catchment.

Scale and/or Spread:   Projects which have demonstrated successful sustainable outcomes up to $50,000.

There is no limit to the number of Expressions of Interest (EOIs) per health service, however applicants must ensure EOIs align with local priorities, and are supported by Executive Management.

The final funding allocation per applicant will be determined by the overall pool of applications in a given round. 

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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