GPs trialled in oncology care teams

A LEADING Australian cancer hospital is trying a new approach for cancer survivors transitioning from active treatment to community care: putting GPs in their oncology care teams.

The pilot program aims to share knowledge, improve communication and expand specialists’ understanding of the GP role in survivorship care.

With one in 20 Australians now a cancer survivor, the Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre’s Judy Evans, who runs the project, says it aims to break down silos which detrimentally affect shared and continuing care.

Last month 16 GPs joined 12 practice nurses to complete a 10-hour, two