A bowel cancer screening plan at last

Oliver R Frank and Nigel P Stocks
Med J Aust 2015; 202 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/mja14.01547
Published online: 2 March 2015

To the Editor: The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) sees general practitioners as “critical partners”,1 but has not really involved or supported GPs, who have personal frequent contact with a large proportion of the NBCSP's target population. GP endorsement increases uptake,2,3 but the NBCSP does not fund GPs to send reminder letters to their patients.

  • Oliver R Frank
  • Nigel P Stocks

  • University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA.

Competing interests:

Oliver Frank is the GP representative on the South Australian State Reference Group of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program and receives remuneration from SA Health for attending meetings of this group.


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