Research shows primary care plays a critical role in the prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer. Endorsement by GPs and other primary care providers increase participation in breast, cervical and bowel screening programs.
Primary Health Tasmania is committed to working to increase breast, bowel and cervical cancer screening rates across Tasmania, with a longer term aim of reducing the burden or morbidity and mortality from these cancers.
Australia has one of the lowest rates of cervical cancer in the world, largely as a result of the success of the National Cervical Screening Program over the last 25 years.
What we do
Primary Health Tasmania works with key local bodies and the Tasmanian Health Service to provide education and communication about cancer screening to general practice and other primary health providers.
We do this by providing:
guidelines from a variety of authoritative sources
news about changes to local and national screening programs
access to face-to-face education events, as well as online training
training manuals about appropriate clinical software
access to relevant conference and event presentations.
Does your general practice want to know more about cancer screening? Primary Health Tasmania runs education events to support local practices.