General Practitioner Discussion Forum

GRICS held a discussion forum at Bairnsdale Regional Health Service (BRHS) in early February 2016, aimed at providing information about the care and treatment of the cancer patient, to General Practitioners in the region. We had great support for the evening, with 19 people attending from 8 different health services around the Bairnsdale region.

The forum was well received; generating some great discussion points, and highlighting a number of focus areas for improvement in practice. Dr Sachin Joshi chaired the evening, and covered a broad range of topics from Optimal Cancer Care Pathways, the role of the GP, regional versus metropolitan care, diagnosis and referral pathways.

GRICS would like to extend a warm thank you to Mr Servaise de Kock, Dr Arman Kuyumcian and Kay Stephenson for participating as panellists, BRHS for providing the facility for the evening, and everyone else involved who made this event a success.