Southern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service (SMICS) is one of eight regionally based adult integrated cancer services and comprises Alfred Health, Cabrini Health, Peninsula Health and Monash Health.
The Victorian Government has established clinical networks in high-volume, high-risk clinical services to address service system and delivery issues in cancer care. The Integrated Cancer Services (ICS) form the Victorian Cancer Clinical Network. The role of the ICS is to promote system integration across structural boundaries and to encourage collaborative approaches to evidence-based service development. The ICS bring together a range of stakeholders, clinicians, researchers and consumers with the ability to influence the development and implementation of evidence-based care.
A key focus of the clinical networks is to reduce inappropriate variation in access and delivery of patient care. The implementation of the Victorian Cancer Plan 2016–2020 and the Oncology Optimal Care Pathways is also central to the future work of SMICS in the southern Melbourne region.
Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre (MPAHSC) is an innovative Australian health, research and educational collaboration and one of Australia’s first acknowledged Advanced Research and Translation Centres. The MPAHSC member organisations are: Alfred Health, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Burnet Institute, Cabrini Health, Eastern Health, Epworth HealthCare, Hudson Institute, Monash Health, Monash University, Peninsula Health
Monash Partners is a collaboration across the broad health community. The objective is to align and leverage members’ expertise, innovation, reputation and performance to deliver improved health outcomes for patients. The clinical goal is interdependent with undertaking globally competitive clinical research and underpinned by the highest quality workforce accessing world standard academic training and teaching.
MPCCC is recognised at the ‘Cancer and Blood Diseases Theme’, one of seven themes within the Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre (MPAHSC).