Clinical resources

Information and resources for clinicians about the NBCSP and the screening pathway.

Page last updated: 03 April 2019

Information for GPs - Bowel screening and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People - An information sheet for GPs to assist with encouraging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to screen through the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.

Information for Health Workers – Bowel screening and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People - An information sheet for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and nurses to assist with encouraging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to screen through the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.

Promoting the NBCSP in General Practice - a fact sheet with Program statistics and tips on how general practices can support participation in the Program.

National Bowel Screening Program: Factsheet - information for consumers and health professionals about bowel cancer and the NBCSP

Age Eligibility by Year of Birth handout - a guide to determine eligible ages for the Program each year to 2020. You can also check when an individual will receive their kit by entering their birthdate into the eligibility tool.

Facts about Colonoscopy - a brochure designed to provide information about the colonoscopy procedure to patients following a positive FOBT. This is sent to Program participants with their positive results notification letter and should aid discussion with their doctor.

Home test kit instructions – print-friendly - a print-friendly, A4 version of the NBCSP home test kit instruction sheet.

Bowel Screening Flipchart and Facilitator Manual – developed by the Cancer Institute NSW to assist in providing education on bowel cancer and bowel cancer screening to women and men from different cultural backgrounds. The Flipchart is available in English, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Arabic, Italian, Greek and Vietnamese.

Resources for nurses working in general practice - a two page National Bowel Cancer Screening Program guide, training module and webinar developed by Australian Primary Healthcare Nurses Association, in partnership with the Cancer Council WA and funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.

Online training

GP Education Series for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program - a series of four short videos designed to provide general practitioners with a simplified approach to the NBCSP covering the following topics: What is screening, Classification of risk, Referral to colonoscopy and Case studies.

NBCSP webinar and online training module for nurses working general practice – a one-hour online seminar and an online module on bowel cancer, screening and how nurses working in general practice can approach bowel screening with patients, developed by Australian Primary Healthcare Nurses Association, in partnership with the Cancer Council WA and funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.

Training Module – Bowel Screening, No shame – just a part of life - a one-hour online training module for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers, on bowel cancer, the NBCSP, and how to talk with patients about doing the test.