Planning for the Best

Tripartite National Strategic Plan for Radiation Oncology 2012-2022

Policy Approaches to Radiation Oncology

Policy approaches to ensure that national demand for radiation oncology services is met should be:

  • Prospectively planned, coordinated nationally to effectively use resources and provide access for all patients;
  • Differentiated to distinguish the different radiotherapy techniques and tumour streams, providing targeted approaches;
  • Integrated across service providers, jurisdictions and medical disciplines and aligned with the National cancer reform directions to address silos in the system;
  • Innovative to take advantage of technological and organisational developments internationally and between disciplines;
  • Focused on quality across all domains including patient access, health outcomes, data, service provision and survivorship and
  • Patient centred with consumer involvement at all levels of decision-making.