Embedding primary healthcare professionals as consumers in cancer research development

The team from the Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group (PC4), which is based in the Department of General Practice, have been working to improve the involvement of primary healthcare professionals in the development of their cancer research. In this article, they share their experience in setting up GP Circle. This is a small, national group of GPs, practice nurses and practice managers who share their experience to improve the development of practice-based research. Topics include cancer prevention, early detection, survivorship and palliative care. Embedding healthcare professionals faces challenges but has provided important input that has improved the quality of research and helped achieve success in funding new research.

For more information about PC4 visit: www.pc4tg.com.au

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