Cancer

Cancer

Cancer Council Australia's Clinical Guidelines Network (formerly Australian Cancer Network) has developed high standards of preparation and evaluation of guidelines for health professionals. Equally important, most guidelines have also prepared a condensed format for use in general practice and written for patients and non-clinical readers.

Has your Practice signed up to the Queensland Health - Secure Transfer Service (STS)?

STS provides an efficient exchange of patient sensitive information with external partners/General Practitioners.  STS can send:

  • Referrals
  • Discharge Summaries
  • Clinical and Specialist Letters
  • Care Plans
  • Pathology Results

From 4 September 2017 it is planned that GPs can receive some letters from BreastScreen Queensland electronically, rather than by post.

STS meets all compliance requirements with respect to policies, procedures and standards relating to information security.

If practices haven’t already signed up to use this service and are interested, please complete the STS AddressBook Update Form found at this link.   

If you would like more information on the upcoming BreastScreen Queensland electronic letters, please contact Donna Smith on (07) 3328 9018 or email Donna.Smith@health.qld.gov.au

Palliative Care 

For information about palliative care for health professionals, http://palliativecare.org.au/im-a-health-professional/

Advance Care Planning in Qld

This site will provide you with a clear understanding of the important elements of advance care planning so you can help your patients plan for their future health care. http://advancecareplanning.org.au/