Primary healthcare practitioners play a key role in improving cancer screening rates and reducing cancer risks.
Screening for cancer is a preventative measure and detects early signs of disease. This can be either before a cancer has developed or in its early stages before symptoms occur, when early interventions can be most successful. Research shows patients are more likely to participate in screening programs after talking with their general practitioner.
Currently, there are three national screening programs:
Your Practice Facilitator can assist your clinic to increase cancer screening of your patients. Support can be provided with care plans, QI activities and data extraction so you can provide targeted patient care.