Primary health care education

Peter Mac offers opportunities for continuing professional development in cancer care for general practitioners and specialists throughout the year.

Specialists

Peter Mac offers regular opportunities for suitably qualified clinicians to visit Peter Mac, for limited periods, to observe work undertaken by a range of cancer experts. For further information call the Peter Mac switchboard on 03 8559 5000 and ask to speak to the chair of the relevant service.

General practitioners

Primary Care Cancer Education Forum

This popular cancer update is held annually on a Saturday in partnership with the Cancer Council. The presentations consist of cancer-related topics relevant to general practice and are endorsed with RACGP CPD cat 2 points. Brunch is provided, giving GPs and specialists a chance to socialise.

The 2016 forum will be held at the new VCCC building in October and will include skin cancer topics. We will also give GPs an opportunity to tour the new premises.

If you would like to be on the email list for information about this and other upcoming primary care education events, please email: [email protected].

Late Effects Care Program

The Late Effects service has a shared care program whereby survivors of complex cancer therapy at risk of long-term complications have their management undertaken jointly by the hospital team and their GP.

GPs are provided with information and support to manage the complex care needs of their patients; videoconferencing is available to support ongoing management.

Guidelines for the screening and surveillance of late effects of cancer treatments are available: Late Effects of Cancer Treatment Screening and Surveillance Guidelines for GPs.