Policies

Meeting the needs of cancer survivors through shared care

Developing guidance for implementation

The role of primary care in the management of cancer survivors is crucial, however it has not yet been well-defined. Shared care between specialist and primary care providers is one strategy that has been investigated locally to care for survivors of prostate cancer and is currently being evaluated with survivors of colorectal cancer and breast cancer. Shared care has been endorsed by Cancer Australia, however many unknowns remain regarding practical evidence-based recommendations to guide implementation of shared models of care for cancer survivors. The overall aim of this work is to produce practical advice for clinicians wanting to implement shared primary and specialist care for cancer survivors. This will be achieved by exploring the perceived facilitators and barriers to implementing, delivering and sustaining shared survivorship care from the perspectives of key clinical, research and administrative staff involved.

Current status:

Closed to recruitment