Sydney North Health Network (SNHN) is seeking Expressions of Interest from Mandarin and Cantonese speaking General Practitioners that are interested working on a project to improve bowel screening rates in Chinese communities in the Northern Sydney region.
About the program
SNHN has received a grant from the Cancer Institute NSW under the Innovation in Cancer Control Grants 2019. The program aims to improve bowel screening rates in the 50-74 year age group. Previous consultation with the community about receiving health information revealed:
- The community want more health information,
- Receiving the information in their first language is preferable
- They want it delivered by “experts”.
In 2019-2020, SNHN will deliver a series of one hour, Screening for Cancer community workshops. These will be delivered by Mandarin and Cantonese speaking General Practitioners, to groups of approximately 10-15 community members.
SNHN will provide:
- Presentation skills and bowel screening training
- Resources in both English and Chinese
- Marketing and bookings for the community groups
- Pre and post knowledge evaluations
- Remuneration in accordance with SNHN’s policy
What is required?
To be selected, GPs will:
- Work in the Sydney North PHN region
- Speak Mandarin and/or Cantonese fluently
- Be prepared to attend presentation skills and bowel screening training
- Present to up to 6 community groups between November 2019 and December 2020
- Be available to present to peers at one of two Chinese Cultural Awareness education evenings in February 2020
Benefits of being involved:
- Learning new skills in communication
- Giving back to your local Chinese community
- Increasing your professional profile within the Chinese community and your peers
If you are interest in participating, please send your EOI forms through to Donna Pettigrew, Community & Partnerships Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org