QI for Cancer - request for proposal


Central and Eastern Sydney PHN (CESPHN), invites eligible applicants to apply for QI for Cancer. 


Quality improvement (QI) activities are acknowledged to be fundamental in increasing cancer screening participation rates in practice populations. QI for Cancer is designed to function as a launching pad for longer term and sustainable practice-based activities. This program should increase bowel, breast and cervical cancer screening participation rates in practice populations by identifying and reducing the number of under- screeners and never-screeners through QI and other tailored activities. Individuals with appropriate professional qualifications or experience are encouraged to apply.


About the RFP

QI for Cancer aims to offer sustainable and practical quality improvement assistance for practices to increase population participation in bowel, breast and cervical cancer screening programs and improve population outcomes for these diseases.

The objectives of the QI for Cancer program are to work with a minimum of 18 pre-identified regional general practices to:

  • Identify and support a cancer screening 'champion 'in the practice to develop and sustain the activities once initiated.
  • Identify the under screeners and never screeners in the practice population.
  • Reduce the number of under screeners and never screeners in the practice populations by increasing targeted cancer screening activities within practices.
  • Recognise practice team knowledge/resource and support gaps to be addressed by the CESPHN Cancer Prevention Program Team in order to achieve improved cancer-related outcomes in the longer-term (tool will be provided).
  • Support data extraction needs of practices jointly engaged in the SESLHD cervical screening project and QI for Cancer Program (identified by Cancer Screening Prevention Officer).
  • Ensure that the practice is effectively linked up to ongoing support for cancer prevention and QI activities through the Practice Support and Cancer Prevention teams at CESPHN.

Tenders close at 6 pm on 18 February 2019.

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