Meeting cancer care specialists at the University Hospital in Halle (Saale): Baseline study on oncological needs in rural areas of Saxony-Anhalt as part of the regional pilot project

On 24 February 2020, the RPP Germany secretariat met with clinicians and cancer care researchers from the University Hospital Halle (Saale). At the meeting, a first project plan was drafted. It was suggested that the pilot project should be split in two phases. The first phase will lay the groundwork of the project through a data collection phase including both qualitative and quantitative methods. The concrete design of the second phase, the medical intervention, will be dependent on the outcome of the data analysis of phase one.

All.Can Germany: Second digital working meeting hosted by MP Tino Sorge: Next steps for the regional pilot project in Saxony-Anhalt

On 15 May 2020, MP Tino Sorge hosted a second meeting regarding the regional pilot project in Saxony-Anhalt. Due to the lasting implications of the Covid-19 epidemic MP Sorge welcomed the participants via video conference. The participants reaffirmed their commitment to the pilot project and next steps were discussed. Amongst other things all participants agreed to establish a working group in the coming weeks in order to work on conceptualizing the data collection phase of the project

First meeting to discuss a regional oncological care pilot project with stakeholders in Magdeburg

On 17 June 2019, a working meeting took place in the constituency office of MP Tino Sorge on the possible establishment of a regional oncological care pilot project. Oncological care in the state of Saxony-Anhalt is based on two strong care centres (Magdeburg and Halle), but also on very rural regions with weak infrastructure, in which it is more difficult for oncological patients to access the necessary care and counselling services.  Therefore, possible improvements may be better access to care and counselling services for rural cancer patients. In addition, the possibility for digital oncological care was discussed.