Partnered by a group of leading cancer specialists and researchers, the National Centre for
Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) is dedicated to better understanding and addressing the physical,
emotional and practical challenges faced by survivors of adult and childhood cancers.
We support people who are facing the ‘where to from here?’ scenario and provide the safe place and resources they need to reintegrate into and renew their life.
If you have a patient that you think may benefit from a consultation with one of our post-cancer care specialists please follow the steps below to refer them to us.
Patient Referral Process
Patients referred to the NCCS are bulk-billed and there is no out-of-pocket cost.
Please provide a 12-month referral to our Research Director, Dr Kate Webber. If the referral is not addressed to Dr Webber, the NCCS will be obligated to request a further referral directly from you, fulfilling these MBS requirements.
Your patient may be internally referred to another department for specialised multi-disciplinary care (e.g. Lifestyle Clinic or Fatigue Clinic). In this case your patient will be asked to return to you to ensure you are happy to proceed and to facilitate a new referral.
General Referral Guidelines
Referrals should include:
- The patient's full name and if appropriate, the name of the parent and their contact details;
- Name of Dr Kate Webber as the service provider that you are referring your patient to;
- The patient's address;
- The patient's telephone number (home and alternative);
- The patient's date of birth;
- Medicare number;
- Interpreter required and language spoken;
- Specific diagnosis and/or clinical reason for referral (e.g. severity, duration, physical finding);
- Relevant investigation, including details of relevant previous treatment and investigations including x-rays, ultrasound's, endoscopy findings, blood tests, bone density, etc. (photocopied results and films where appropriate);
- Note: hard copy of diagnostic imaging to be sent in with patient where possible.
- Details of any relevant medical history;
- Details of current medications and any drug allergies, e.g. previous adverse response;
- Provider number and referring clinician details +/- practice stamp.
Patients ineligible for Medicare
Special arrangements apply to patients without a Medicare card or patients visiting from overseas.
Please contact us to ensure appropriate arrangements can be made for your patient.
If you have a patient you are referring to the NCCS for consideration of a clinical trial please contact our head office on 02 9385 1390.