For health professionals

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Cancer Council Australia recognises the key role that GPs and other health professionals play in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.

Currently only 41.3% of eligible Australians complete the home screening (FOBT) test as part of the national program.

You can promote participation through:

  • Endorsing the program in your practice;
  • Displaying brochures, flyers and posters in your practice;
  • Encouraging patients aged 50-74 to do the test;
  • Demonstrating how to use the kit with eligible patients;
  • Encouraging 49-year-old patients to complete the test when they turn 50.

The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program have provided these recommendations to promote the program and increase screening rates.