An Implementation Plan for the Guidance for Improving Supportive Care for Adults with Cancer in New Zealand

Published online: 
26 October 2011

The Ministry of Health contracted with Health Outcomes International (HOI) in April 2010 to develop a plan to implement the Guidance for Improving Supportive Care for Adults with Cancer in New Zealand.

As part of the project methodology, the following three priority areas were identified:

  • care co-ordination
  • psychosocial support
  • information support.

HOI then undertook further research of these three areas including an electronic stocktake survey, key informant interviews and targeted literature reviews. Based on the research a set of immediate and ‘realistic’ actions along with longer-term ‘aspirational’ actions have been proposed in the attached implementation plan.

The research findings are documented in greater detail in the accompanying report Implementing Supportive Care Guidance Project: Priority Areas Research Report.

The recommendations outlined in the implementation plan will be prioritised and used to inform the Ministry, Regional Cancer Networks, District Health Boards and Non-governmental Organisations annual work plans over the next five years.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    26 October 2011
  • Citation:
    Health Outcomes International Pty Ltd. 2011. An Implementation Plan for the Guidance for Improving Supportive Care for Adults with Cancer in New Zealand. Auckland: Health Outcomes International Pty Ltd.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
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