AMA submission to the Department of Health – National Bowel Cancer Screening Program Review
The AMA supports the NBCSP as an essential tool to improve health outcomes and survival rates for Australians. However, more can be done to increase participation rates and improve the NBCSP’s success. This includes implementing regular nation-wide and targeted communication campaigns to improve NBCSP awareness and understanding of bowel cancer, interoperability between clinical software and the National Cancer Screening Register and increasing capacity for timely colonoscopies. The AMA welcomes further opportunity to comment on any future doctor engagement strategies.