An update on waiting lists for patients to be assessed for cataract surgery at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.
A new clinical pathway for GPs has been launched to mark World Pancreatic Cancer Day, to help people living with Pancreatic Cancer receive better support in the community.
North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) is seeking to commission an organisation to provide an independent evaluation of the statewide Optimal Care Pathways HealthPathways project.
The Victorian and Tasmanian PHN Alliance has been commissioned by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services to support an integrated approach to the adoption of statewide referral criteria for acute adult specialist clinics.
Head and neck cancers are within the top 10 cancers most commonly diagnosed in Australia, and there are no standard screening tests for early detection.
It is estimated that the risk of an individual dying from melanoma by their 85th birthday has reached 1 in 118 people. The risk is greater in men, with 1 in 76 males likely to die of melanoma by the age of 85, compared with women, where the risk is 1 in 227.
People living with cancer are set to receive better care in their own community, with all Primary Health Networks in Victoria working to increase the use of Optimal Care Pathways (OCPs) for cancer in 2019.