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 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 (Monash Partners) is an innovative Australian health, research and educational collaboration and one of Australia’s first acknowledged Advanced Research and Translation Centres. The Monash Partners member organisations are: Alfred Health, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Burnet Institute, Cabrini Health, Eastern Health, Epworth HealthCare, the Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Monash Health, Monash University, and Peninsula Health.
Monash Partners is a collaboration across the broad health community, with the objective of aligning and leveraging members’ expertise, innovation, reputation and performance to deliver improved health outcomes for patients. The clinical goal of Monash Partners is to undertake globally competitive clinical research, underpinned by its workforce having access to world-class academic training and teaching.
Monash Partners Comprehensive Cancer Consortium (MPCCC) is recognised at the ‘Cancer and Blood Diseases Theme’ of Monash Partners, which has seven ‘themes’ focusing on different health areas within the Monash Partners alliance.