Working with primary care
Primary health care providers play a vital role in the provision of integrated person-centred cancer care. Integrated cancer care contributes to improved experiences for people affected by cancer, health care providers and clinicians. It also impacts the delivery of value-based health care and improved health and cancer outcomes for the NSW population.
The NSW Primary Health Care Cancer Framework, developed by the Cancer Institute NSW, outlines the way we can enhance cross-sector integration and engagement with primary health care to improve cancer control.
The Framework informs and promotes collaboration between the Cancer Institute NSW, primary health networks (PHNs), the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council (AH&MRC) and the broader primary health care sector, inclusive of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs), peak professional bodies, multicultural health and community agencies, and cancer services.