Medical Oncology National Implementation Plan 2012/13
The Medical Oncology Implementation Plan 2012/13 signifies the start of a process for increasing capacity and improving the delivery of medical oncology services in New Zealand. The plan outlines activities that can be undertaken in the 2012/13 fiscal year within current resource and fiscal constraints. While the majority of the activities in this plan are nationally led, district health boards (DHBs) are expected to work with the Ministry of Health to implement these activities at regional and local levels.
The plan will be updated annually. The Cancer Programme Steering Group will monitor its implementation.
The principles guiding this implementation plan are to:
- maintain high quality of care and improve the quality of life for people with cancer
- effectively, equitably and sustainably meet the future demand for medical oncology services, given the significant workforce and resource constraints that exist
- ensure fiscal responsibility.