NECA is proud to have been part of the development of the Model of neuroendocrine cancer care (GEP-NETs), produced by the Gippsland Regional Integrated Cancer Service (GRICS) in collaboration with Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (PMCC) and Neuroendocrine Cancer Australia.
The aim and objectives of the model is to provide a patient-centred framework for delivery of care to patients diagnosed with GEP-NETs, which minimises the travel implications while still delivering access to disease experts.
The objectives are:
– To provide clinicians managing NETs in Gippsland with a guide to deliver shared-care in partnership with PMCC
– To ensure patients with NETs receive high quality coordinated care equal to that of metropolitan patients
– To optimise use of hospital resources, by providing care in the community, where possible
A key component of the work that NECA carries out everyday is too ensure all Australians diagnosed with NETs receive the best possible care regardless of where they live. This model of care aligns with the soon to be released National Optimal Care Pathway and we look forward to seeing this well researched model replicated and used in other parts of the country, to ensure that no Australian patient “slips through the NET”.