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Cancer Screening and Checks

Based on AIHW data from 2016-17, the latest national program screening participation rates for the Gold Coast are:
  • Bowel (50-74 yrs) 39.2%
  • Breast (50-74 yrs) 53.5% 
  • Cervical (20-69 yrs) 54.2% (2015-16 data)
GCPHN aims to support general practices and the community to increase the screening rate averages for bowel, breast and cervical cancer screening within the Gold Coast region by:
  • Enhancing accuracy in practice data regarding screening 
  • Identifying, promoting and aligning screening with HHS and National priorities and campaigns
  • Identifying general practices in areas of lower screening rates to develop strategies to better embed a screening infrastructure in the practice setting
  • Collaborating with GCPHU, Private Health Insurers, National Screening providers and General Practice data extraction tool companies to obtain data and information for the purpose of increasing screening rates
  • Supporting the implementation of education/media strategies that creates a greater awareness of bowel, breast and cervical cancer and promotes screening
  • Updating and reviewing resources on the relevant HealthyGC webpages, linking to national sources and advocating in collaboration with partners to improve data compatibility with general practice
For further information please contact GCPHN.

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