Step 5: Understand and address the cancer screening needs of specific population groups

steps This section covers the following steps:

Step 5.1 Select which population group/s your practice will prioritise
Step 5.2 Plan what action your practice will take
Step 5.3 Seek support from your PHN
Action plan template Actions for improving cancer screening participation

In Step 1 of this Module, your team undertook analysis of the patients in your practice who are under-screened in order to better understand the patient profile of this group.

Step 5.1 Select which population group/s your practice will prioritise

Use this analysis to select which population group/s your practice will prioritise for improved cancer screening participation.

Step 5.2 Plan what action your practice will take

Use the information below to identify and plan what action your practice will take to support increased cancer screening participation within the priority populations/s you have identified:

Strategies for enabling increased cancer screening among:

Step 5.3 Seek support from your PHN

Contact your PHN to discuss your plans for increasing participation in cancer screening. They will be able to provide helpful tips, information and links to relevant local community organisations and programs.

Create an action plan for increasing participation in cancer screening of priority populations

Use the template below to document and plan what steps/actions your practice will take to increase the cancer screening participation of the priority populations you identified in Step 5.1. You can use more than one action plan template, if required.

If possible, document the screening participation of your priority population group (the baseline) before you undertake any action and after completion of your planned actions (as per the numerator and denominator outlined in Module 2, but applied only to the patient cohort who identify as members of your priority population).

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Action plan template

Action’s for improving the cancer screening participation of:

(insert population group name) __________________

Who will complete this step

When

What time will be set aside to complete this task?

Supported by

Who else in the practice team is needed? Is clinical input needed?

Completion date
By when do you want to finish this step?

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Note any challenges, follow-up actions or points to share with the team

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How and when will progress be measured and reported back to the practice team?