Improving Care

Optimal Care Pathways

BSWRICS has recently commenced work towards the implementation of the Oesophagogastric and Prostate cancer Optimal Care Pathways (OCPs).

As part of the state-wide approach to implementation of OCPs, BSWRICS will be working with regional health services, clinicians and consumers on the Oesophagogastric and Prostate cancer OCPs over the next 12 months (until November 2018).

OCPs are a framework for consistent, safe, high-quality and evidence based care for people with cancer. For more information about OCPs, please click here.

Communication with health professionals and consumers about OCP implementation will occur regularly via this webpage, the BSWRICS newsletter and email. The information below will be updated regularly to reflect the OCP implementation in the Barwon South West region, enable engagement and promote opportunities for meaningful involvement.

OCP Progress Update

An 'Assess and Diagnose' phase is currently underway to develop an understanding of the local context and consequent opportunities for reaching state-wide targets for Oesophagogastric and Prostate cancer OCP implementation.

Upcoming activities and opportunities for involvement

As part of the 'Assess and Diagnose' phase, the following will be occurring in the Barwon South West region for the implementation of Oesophagogastric and Prostate cancer OCPs - 

  • Establishment of two Project Advisory groups (Oesophagogastric and Prostate cancer) to oversee the implementation of OCPs
  • Collation and analysis of data about treatment and care for people affected by Oesophagogastric and Prostate cancer
  • Consultation with clinicians and consumers regarding treatment and care provided for people affected by Oesophagogastric and Prostate cancer.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the implementation of OCPs, please contact our office.