Cancer screening QI modules
Primary health care providers are important partners in the promotion and delivery of cancer screening programs.
Participation in cancer screening programs is a significant factor in reducing cancer-related illness and mortality. Research shows that a primary health care provider recommending or endorsing cancer screening programs increases participation in cervical, breast and bowel screening. 1,2
Providers also play a key role in supporting people to seek and participate in cancer screening programs through provision of education and accessible resources.
The toolkit's cancer screening QI modules aim to help your practice improve cancer screening participation rates that result in earlier cancer diagnosis.
1. Emery JD, Shaw K, Williams B, et al. The role of primary care in early detection and follow-up of cancer. Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2014;11(1):38–to 48.doi:10.1038/nrclinonc.2013.212
2. Cancer Institute NSW. NSW Primary Care Strategy for the bowel, breast and cervical screening programs. NSW: Cancer Institute NSW, 2016. Available at: https://www.cancer.nsw.gov.au/about-cancer/document-library/nsw-primary-care-strategy-for-the-bowel-breast-and