EOI: GP Presenters- Chinese Bowel Screening Project

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 dpettigrew@snhn.org.au