CPQR Update: Funding and Priorities through 2022

Published by Mara Juneau

Published on July 26, 2017

The Canadian Partnership for Quality Radiotherapy was initiated in 2010 as an alliance between the Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology (CARO), the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP), and the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT), with strategic and financial support provided by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC).

Earlier this year CPQR and CPAC finalized funding arrangements for 2017-2019 with the assurance that support will continue through 2022. CPQR has worked with partners and key stakeholders to develop an ambitious priority plan for the immediate future. Three new priority initiatives emerged from these discussions and will be the focus of the next 5 years:

  1. Equitable access to radiation treatment across Canada
  2. Patterns of radiation treatment practice
  3. The collection and utilization of patient reported outcomes to enhance treatment quality

CPQR will continue to work with patients to accomplish these deliverables, and pursue enhancement of the patient role as part of the care team, by developing patient education guidelines to support timely access to relevant information.  By furthering the development of the pan-Canadian collection and measurement of individual patient data, and sharing that information throughout healthcare facilities in Canada, patients and their families are expected to benefit from higher quality patient centred care.

Learn more about this work by visiting cpqr.ca or contacting CPQR at administration@cpqr.ca.