Due to the projected increase in new cases of breast cancer in females in the forthcoming years, Cancer Australia have developed a national model for follow up care to be shared between primary care and specialists.
We are looking for general practice expertise to discuss the model, the benefits, challenges, resources, clinical support and incentives practitioners and practices will need for implementation.
The model is based on evidence which shows that shared follow-up care for early breast cancer, delivered by specialists, together with primary care professionals, is in line with national clinical practice guidance and that there is no difference between follow-up care providers for survival, recurrence and quality of life.
The model is centred around the important role of the General Practitioner in follow up to provide continuing, coordinated and best practice care. This will be a national approach and it is currently in the pre-implementation stage.
If you are interested in being a part of this and would like some more information, please email Dimana Popovska at Sydney North Primary Health Network on firstname.lastname@example.org or call Dimana Popovska on 02 9432 8276.