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HCP Education Webinar – Supporting patient participation in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

Date: 04-08-2022 13:00:00

When Thu 04 Aug 2022 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Where Online webinar
Cost Free

The Department of Health, GPEx and the Jodi Lee Foundation invite GPs, Practice Nurses and their clinics to attend a free 30-minute webinar focusing on the skills and knowledge they need to support their patient’s participation in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP).

Topics covered in the webinar include:

  • The roles of the GP and Practice Nurse;
  • Patient eligibility and relevant clinical information;
  • How to complete the bowel cancer screening home test;
  • Understanding test results; and
  • Where to find further tools and resources.

Did you know?

  • Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in Australia.
  • Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world.
  • All Australians aged 50-74 receive a free bowel cancer screening test as part of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP), but only 43.5% of Australians who receive the test complete it.

Many people do not experience bowel cancer symptoms until the cancer has become more advanced, but if detected early over 90% of bowel cancers can be successfully treated.

Early detection saves lives.

For more information regarding the webinar series, please contact Joshua Penley, Program Success Manager at GPEx.

Register for this event here