Sydney North Health Network (SNHN) works to direct public attention and health policy towards increased participation in cervical, breast, and bowel cancer screening amongst the eligible Sydney North Health Network population. We support the NSW Primary Care Strategy and also encourage skin cancer prevention, smoking cessation, alcohol consumption reduction strategies, and other initiatives to decrease the incidence of cancer.
SNHN recognizes primary health care providers can have a significant impact on encouraging people to screen and we guide strategies that may facilitate this.
Currently, SNHN screening rates are slightly higher than NSW rates, however, we will continue to strive toward increased early intervention.
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Practice software, the CAT4 data extraction tool, and the National Cancer Screening Register can be used to identify patients who are eligible yet identify as under-screened for bowel and cervical cancer.
Quality Improvement Tools
Tools to increase participation in the three national cancer screening programs
- Cancer Institute NSW Cancer Screening Primary Care Quality Improvement Toolkit
- PenCS “Stand Up to Cancer” Guide