What's new in May, with links to support, information and other items of interest.
- Communicating with doctors
- Help shape the future of cancer care
- Online course: Cancer and the older person
- Women's Health Victoria responds to the Federal Budget 2023–24
Communicating with doctors
Cancer Council Victoria has released a free, four-part video series to help patients, families, and carers to learn key skills to better communicate with doctors and other health professionals when discussing a cancer diagnosis, treatment and on-going health concerns.
Watch on the Cancer Council website
Help shape the future of cancer care
The Victorian Integrated Cancer Services (VICS) are Victoria's cancer services improvement network. They build relationships between healthcare providers and key stakeholders to develop, implement and evaluate activities that improve the care provided to people affected by cancer. Help shape the future of cancer care by joining as a Northern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Services (NEMICS) consumer representative.
Download the NEMICS consumer representative position description.
For more details please email: [email protected] or call (03) 9496 3455. Your voice is important!
Online course: Cancer and the older person
Cancer and the Older Person: Improving Care, Outcomes and Experience will help you to build confidence and knowledge to care for older people who have been diagnosed with or are undergoing treatment for cancer. This course is suitable for health professionals, people with cancer and carers. It has been developed by the University of Melbourne and the VCCC Alliance.
The course has been designed so you can study online, at your own pace. You can access it for free if you start by 13 June 2023.
Response to the Federal Budget 2023–24
Women's Health Victoria has responded to the budget, noting that women's health is on the agenda with key building blocks announced in last week's budget – but more investment is needed over the short and longer-term to address key priority areas, including sexual and reproductive health and mental health.