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Supporting patient participation in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

Date: 23-08-2022 12:30:00

When Tuesday, 23 August, at 12.30pm
Where Online Webinar

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. 

Click here to register for this event