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WCMICS Grants Program 

Professional Development Stream

The principal aim of the WCMICS Grants Program Professional Development Stream is to provide funds that enable health service staff to gain knowledge and skills that will improve cancer patient outcomes and/or experiences. 

Applications for grants are open to allied health and nursing staff employed at any WCMICS health service for two distinct categories of professional development: Conference attendance & Specialised training. 

 

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Our Work

Virtual nurse Joanne - now delivering radiotherapy patient education

Patients often struggle to retain the amount of new information received in education sessions which can lead to poor retention, repetitive questions and limited engagement in their care. We have developed short, animated videos for patients during education sessions. The videos complement existing education practices, providing consistent bite-size information.

Fertility After Cancer

Know your options for having children in the future

 

WCMICS is proud to launch the Fertility After Cancer campaign to raise awareness about fertility preservation options available to patients following a cancer diagnosis.

Cancer, and cancer treatment, can affect fertility or the ability for survivors to have children. There are several safe and effective fertility preservation (or oncofertility) options.

WCMICS AR 2021-22
WCMICS Annual Report 2021-22

Whilst being committed to current and future work, we're also proud to reflect on our recent achievements. During 2021-22 we continued to remain focused on improving patient experiences and outcomes by connecting cancer care and driving best practices.

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Cancer Mind Care: an self-help platform for people affected by cancer

Cancer Mind Care is a free, self-help online platform that offers tailored mental health support. With all details anonymous and confidential, Cancer Mind Care represents a non-threatening, first step for individuals seeking access to cancer psychology support and services

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Accessing WCMICS Data & Information Service

WCMICS provides free Information and Data Management services to our member organisations, to help fulfil our role to encourage collaboration within the WCMICS network, and support evidence-based service development.

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My Cancer Diagnosis Explained

My Cancer Diagnosis Explained (MCDE) is a resource that is used to provide patients and their carers, individualised written information at the time a patient is first told of their cancer diagnosis.

MCDE supports the ‘diagnosis and next steps’ conversation.

Q3 Newsletter available now

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The Victorian Integrated Cancer Services are supported by the Victorian Government 

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The Victorian Integrated Cancer Services acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and acknowledges and pays respect to their Elders, past and present. We celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures, bodies and abilities.

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