Cancer Australia Evaluation: National Centre of Gynaecological Cancers
CHSD was engaged in 2010 to complete a program evaluation of the National Centre of Gynaecological Cancers (NCGC), a ‘virtual centre’ of Cancer Australia (CA). CHSD previously completed a broader evaluation study of the Cancer Australia organisation and this informed the evaluation of the NCGC.
This evaluation focused on the totality of the NCGC ‘program’, organised under the Centre’s three over-arching objectives:
- Improving information and support for women with gynaecological cancers, their carers and partners;
- Supporting the workforce to deliver coordinated gynaecological cancer care; and
- Building the evidence base for gynaecological cancer care, including through research and clinical trials.
The evaluation assessed the impact and outcomes of the NCGC at the level of consumers, service providers and the wider cancer control system. In addition it reviewed the appropriateness, efficiency and effectiveness of the Centre in the context of government service delivery.
The final report concluded the NCGC is performing well, is addressing its key objectives, fulfilling its role and implementing its activities effectively. The report made 15 key recommendations to the CA Chief Executive Officer and NCGC Advisory Group. As a result of this evaluation, the organisation consolidated its role to improve gynaecological cancer outcomes for diverse groups of women, their carers and families. This includes reducing disparities within and between groups with the poorest health outcomes.
Thompson C, Quinsey K, Cuthbert E, Dawber J, Grootemat P and Eagar K (2010) Evaluation of the National Centre for Gynaecological Cancers: Final Report. Centre for Health Service Development, University of Wollongong.
Project team: Cristina Thompson, Karen Quinsey, Elizabeth Cuthbert, James Dawber, Pam Grootemat, Kathy Eagar