SEMPHN is working to improve participation in national bowel, breast and cervical cancer screening programs. Across the catchment, there are ‘hotspots’ with low cancer screening rates.
To increase cancer screening in these areas, SEMPHN has partnered with Cancer Council Victoria.
Key commissioning activities:
In partnership with Cancer Council Victoria, SEMPHN has commissioned the following activities:
- Implement a systematic approach to cancer screening in general practice
- Increase bowel cancer screening participation rates
- Increase awareness of cancer prevention and cancer screening within unscreened communities
- Maintain a watching brief on changes to National Cervical Cancer screening
- Increase cancer screening (bowel, breast and cervical) in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
These activities are overseen by an Advisory Group comprising of representatives from Cancer Council Victoria, BreastScreen Victoria, Integrated Cancer Service, Department of Health and Human Services, Melbourne University, Monash University and General Practitioners.
See more information about cancer screening for General Practice and Health Professionals.
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