Long term follow-up program

The Long Term Follow-up Program (LTFP) facilitates the transition from completion of curative treatment to the ‘survivorship’ phase of the cancer journey. The aim of the program is to provide a clear and consistent standard of long term follow-up care across Victoria, which is responsive to the needs of all childhood cancer survivors and their families.

The program is accessible to all paediatric, adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer living in Victoria. It provides each individual with a tailored approach to meet their ongoing needs and an appropriate transition plan to adult-based, community or hospital services. The PICS LTFP clinics are held at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Monash Children’s Hospital, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Alfred Health and at designated regional centres.

The aims of the program are to develop:

  • an integrated clinic structure which is based in the health care setting most appropriate to the individual needs e.g. general practitioner, paediatrician, metropolitan or regional hospital
  • a suite of resources including a comprehensive website, and health related literature
  • information, resources and training programs for primary and community health care providers
  • a general communication strategy encompassing the communication needs of survivors of childhood cancer and primary and community health care providers
  • a program to facilitate smooth transition to adult health care providers
  • partnerships with adult health care providers to establish a statewide referral network.

If you would like to know more about this program please contact the LTFP team at ltf.program@rch.org.au