The Access to Medicinal Cannabis Act 2016 (the Act) establishes a system for the regulation, manufacture, supply, prescription and administration of medicinal cannabis in Victoria. The Victorian Government is taking a phased approach to implementation of the medicinal cannabis scheme. Read a fact sheet which summarises the Act.
Find out about what the Clinical Network have been up to over the last few months.
The Discussing death and dying advance care planning event - a collaboration between Cancer Council's Clinical Network and the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer.
A range of legal frameworks impact on the delivery of cancer care in Victoria. A lively multi-disciplinary medical and legal panel discussed the complexities at an educational event for health and legal professionals.
It's Budget time again and today we welcome the Victorian Government's commitment to improving cancer survival rates through investment in clinical research and health infrastructure.
2016 is well underway and has been a busy time for the Clinical Network. Over the last few months we have made some changes to our structure and have been working on a number of significant initiatives that affect cancer care. Read on to find out that's been happening.
The Clinical Network has had a busy year in 2015 and we would like to thank our members for your support and commitment. Read on for an overview of our highlights.
The Clinical Network in collaboration with the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer recently held a Symposium on the complexities related to the law and cancer care.
Many health professionals express concerns about alternative therapies offered to their patients by unregistered health practitioners. This free webinar aimed to support health professionals who want to know what action they can take when they’re concerned about alternative therapies offered to their patients
Victorian Cancer Trials Link App is now available from the iTunes App store and Google Play. This app is specifically designed for clinicians and encompasses all tumour streams and has a variety of optional filters for clinicians to find suitable trials, including a molecular target filter. Additionally you’re able to register to receive notifications of new trials in your tumour stream area of interest.
This webinar on Advanced Care Planning for health professionals aims to provide information about the law relating to advance care planning, including the rights and responsibilities of substitute decision-makers, Refusal of Treatment certificates, and the legal status of advance care directives. It is also an opportunity to gain practical strategies to assist with starting the discussion about advance care planning with your patients.
Read the AFIT poster presented at the 2015 ASCO ASM. AFIT aimed to ascertain if more funding at a site level led to an increase in patient recruitment. Find the full report under AFIT in the Projects section of the Clinical Network webpages.
The Victorian Government has asked the Victorian Law Reform Commission to review and report on options for a medicinal cannabis scheme that would allow people to use medicinal cannabis in exceptional circumstances. Cancer clinicians will potentially be affected by medicinal cannabis law changes, so CCV's Clinical Network seeks the views of cancer clinicians to better inform public policy debate on changes that is likely to affect clinicians and patients.
Read a summary of how cancer faired in the first budget of the new Victorian Government. Overall, the news for cancer is pretty positive.
We recently ran a number of workshops to consult our Clinical Network on what they believe should be prioritised in the next plan Victorian Cancer Plan.