EOI open to increase bowel, breast and cervical cancer screening participation

You are invited to participate in a practice support program within the:

Central and Eastern Sydney bowel, breast and cervical cancer screening project – Building Primary Care capacity to increase screening participation within local communities

You are eligible to participate in this study as you may encounter patients from our study target population – men and women eligible for bowel, breast and cervical screening, and if your General Practice resides within one of the following LGAs:

  • Canterbury
  • Sydney
  • Strathfield
  • Rockdale
  • Botany

Purpose

The purpose of this project is to improve the capacity of local general practices to increase cancer screening participation rates in the target LGAs.

It is anticipated that the evaluation of this project will provide evidence on effectiveness of health promotion and capacity building strategies and approaches that primary health networks can use to increase cancer screening rates for particularly CALD and low socio-economic communities, and what contributes to their effectiveness. This will inform future health promotion and prevention initiatives in increasing cancer screening participation across NSW.

About the program

The practice support program involves:

  • Exploring your perceptions of practice related access barriers and enablers to participation in cervical, breast and bowel cancer screening.
  • Improving the capacity of your practice systems to identify people from the target groups and their cancer screening status and to routinely implement screening recall and reminder systems.
  • Feedback on further opportunities for practice support provided by CESPHN.
  • Support for providing culturally responsive cancer screening services.

For further information or to register your interest by COB 30 April 2017, please email Lauren Walker on l.walker@cesphn.com.au, call 9330 9941 or fax 9330 9933.