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Module 1: Commit

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General practices all have different information needs. Module 1 is a reference library that provides your practice team with easy-to-read information about the following:

  • Understanding quality improvement
  • Aims for quality improvement in cancer screening participation
  • Quality improvement tools
  • Population cancer screening: the basics
  • The role of primary care in cancer screening
  • Bowel cancer and bowel screening
  • Breast cancer and breast screening
  • Cervical cancer and cervical screening
Step 1 Identify areas of information that are important for your team.

Review the information available in the Module 1 ‘reference library’ to:

  • identify which information is important for your team to understand. For example, how well does your team understand:
    • what population based cancer screening is
    • how Australia’s three cancer screening programs (bowel, breast and cervical) operate
  • familiarise yourself with the information available in Module 1, in case you want to learn more about a particular topic later on.
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You may choose to print out some of this information for your team and include it on the agenda for a team meeting.

Step 2 Ensure you have completed the ‘getting started’ steps.

Before you begin working through this toolkit, it’s important to complete the following steps.

  1. Nominate your team
  2. Familiarise yourself with how to use the work plans
  3. Use the readiness tool
  4. Complete the pre-surveys Complete these important steps before you get started.
Module 1: Commit
Module 1: Commit
An overview of quality improvement principles and aims, as well as an introduction to the bowel, breast and cervical programs
Module 2: Clean
Module 2: Clean
Eight steps to establish clean cancer screening data, and a cancer screening participation baseline for your practice
Module 3: Connect
Module 3: Connect
Guidelines on how to improve cancer screening reminders and point-of care-information for patients
Module 4: Care
Module 4: Care
Information and resources to improve your practice's delivery of patient-centred care for those most at risk of non-participation in cancer screening
Module 5: Continue
Module 5: Continue
How to review and clarify the work will result in sustainable improvements to your practice's cancer screening systems and processes