Since 2012, cancer services in Western Australia have been guided by the WA Cancer Plan 2012 - 2017.
The Cancer Plan is a framework for the delivery of cancer priorities with the purpose of improving health outcomes for West Australians diagnosed with cancer and reducing the overall incidence of cancer through the implementation of prevention programs.
The plan takes an inclusive, integrated and comprehensive approach to healthcare management, covering the full cancer control spectrum.
It encompasses prevention, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, palliative care and research.
The strategy considers all elements of cancer services and sets out ambitious goals for the future to ensure the WA health system meets the needs of patients.
The 2012 - 2017 Cancer Plan comes to an end this year and a successor is currently being developed.
The development and implementation of the 2018 - 2023 WA Cancer Plan is being led by The WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network.
To ensure it is tailored to West Australians, input from key stakeholders and consumers to help develop the plan's key priorities is encouraged. This can be done by providing feedback through an ongoing consultation process.
Online consultation for the upcoming WA Cancer Plan is now open and you are invited to provide your feedback via an online survey.
If you would like further information on how you can be involved in shaping the 2018-2023 WA Cancer Plan, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Vince Rettura of the WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network on 9222 0202.
Online consultation closes at 4pm on 15 September 2017.