Cancer Council Australia recognises the key role that GPs and other primary health professionals play in the success of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP). As a health professional, you are integral to the success of the program. Evidence shows that a recommendation by a primary health care provider is a key motivator for participants to screen.

Currently only 44% of eligible Australians complete the NBCSP home screening test (faecal occult blood test: FOBT).

Talk to your patients about bowel screening

 


‘Getting to the bottom of bowel screening’ Webinars

Want to get to the bottom of bowel screening?

Cancer Council, in partnership with the Australian Government Department of Health, has developed a three-part webinar series titled ‘Getting to the bottom of bowel screening’ as a part of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) campaign.

This educational series will see industry leaders talking to key topics in the bowel screening space, providing valuable insights to GPs and health professionals to help drive participation in the NBCSP.

You can register for each webinar via the below links, or simply sign up to receive the recording if you’re not able to make it on the night.

  • Improving NBCSP participation – understanding our audience
    • Tuesday 23 August, 8 – 9 PM (AEST)
    • Speakers: Associate Professor Sarah Durkin, Dr Belinda Goodwin
    • Host: Dr Eleonora Feletto
    • View the recording here.
  • Bowel cancer screening – from the GP perspective
    • Wednesday 31 August, 8 – 9 PM (AEST)
    • Speakers: Professor Jon Emery, Professor Mark Jenkins
    • Host: Dr Eleonora Feletto
    • View the recording here.
  • Getting to the bottom of colonoscopy use in bowel screening
    • Tuesday 6 September, 8 – 9 PM (AEST)
    • Speaker: Dr Hooi Ee
    • Host: Dr Eleonora Feletto
    • View the recording here.


Webinar Recordings

View the 'Improving NBCSP participation - understanding our audience' Webinar here.

View the 'Bowel cancer screening - from the GP perspective' Webinar here.

View the 'Getting to the bottom of colonoscopy use in Bowel screening' Webinar here.



Understand why people don’t participate in screening  

  • Summary of Research Insights Report for Health Professionals 


 GP Resource Toolkit: 

  • Bowel Screening GP Mailout


Resources to support patients  

Email the NBCSP to order a sample kit to demonstrate use to your patients 



National Cancer Screening Register (NCSR)

The NCSR is a data repository that provides primary health care professionals better access to cervical and bowel cancer screening information through its Healthcare Provider Portal (HPP).

The HPP allows those with a provider number and Provider Digital Access (PRODA) account to communicate with the NCSR to:

  • access a patient’s bowel cancer screening history
  • submit program forms
  • view and update a patient’s details
  • manage a patient’s participation i.e., opt in/opt out, defer, or cease a patient’s correspondence with the NBCSP
  • order a replacement screening kit if a patient’s kit is lost, expired or has never been received.

The HPP is available for clinical information software integration with Best Practice, Communicare and Medical Director. More information on how to access the NCSR through the HPP can be found here.  



Continuing professional development opportunities 

RACGP 

APNA 

Other information 

Improving practice systems 

Best Practice SMS set up guide

Medical Director SMS set up guide 


Impact of 2019 campaign  

Impact of 2019 bowel screening campaign


More information