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GICS knows and understands the people and services in the
Grampians cancer care system


Glenn Reeves
Cancer Service Improvement Officer
With more than 20 years experience in project management and process improvement, Glenn's ability to engage a broad range of stakeholders to ensure collaborative outcomes, and effective improvements, is instrumental in his current role at GICS. He enjoys running around the lake with his one year old, learning to longboard surf, and writing screen plays. He says the best part of his job is working with the Consumer Advisory Group on great projects, with great people.

Grampians Data Initiative
In response to an information needs survey conducted recently, GICS will be making group-level data available for health service and professionals’ use in the Grampians region. See the newsletter in early 2017 for the details and types of data that will be routinely available, and the process for applying for specific grouped data.
My Cancer Care Record
Grampians pilot launch
On Friday 4 November, My Cancer Care Record Grampians Region pilot project was launched, with approximately 50 healthcare professionals and patients attending. Read more....

Better MDMs Grampians project
Following on from the MDM workshop held in August, The GICS team have been working in the background on process improvement ideas, to reduce the amount of “noise” – or unproductive time in the MDM process. Read more about these ideas....

We need more support systems for people who want to work during and after cancer treatment
Work is good for your health. Not only because it provides income but because it preserves a sense of identity and purpose if you are going through a hard time. It provides social interaction and, especially in the case of someone battling through cancer, a sense of normality. Click on the link to read more....

Acupuncture for hot flushes  
Acupuncture is a complimentary therapy that can be used to alleviate hot flushes and improve wellbeing. As part of the GICS Cancer Service Improvement Grants, Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre (BRICC) is developing an acupuncture program within the Wellness Centre.

To help us understand consumer views on acupuncture, and help shape the development of the acupuncture program, click on the link to share your thoughts and feedback.

Advanced Care Planning Website
Advance care planning is a series of steps you can take to help you plan for your future health care. With information for health professionals and patients, their website is definitely worth a look. Click here for more...
Christmas season closing dates
GICS will be closed from the end of Friday 23 December 2016, re-opening on Tuesday 3 January 2016. Have a happy and safe festive season.
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