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Publications and resources about bowel screening

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Consumer Resources

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Thumbnail image of resource Indigenous Bowel Screening Postcard – Don’t Delay

Indigenous Bowel Screening Postcard – Don’t Delay

A postcard to encourage patients to do National Bowel Cancer Screening Program test when it arrives in the mail, or check when their test will arrive.

Thumbnail image of resource Indigenous Bowel Screening Poster – Don’t Delay

Indigenous Bowel Screening Poster – Don’t Delay

A poster to encourage patients to do the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program test when it arrives in the mail, or check when their test will arrive.

Thumbnail image of resource Indigenous Bowel Screening – Health Professional Flipchart

Indigenous Bowel Screening – Health Professional Flipchart

ID: CN0072

A flip chart to assist health workers to talk with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people about bowel cancer and bowel cancer screening.

Thumbnail image of resource Fact Sheet - National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

Fact Sheet - National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

This is a quick reference for facts about bowel cancer and the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.

Only available as an electronic version
Thumbnail image of resource Invitation Pack - Consumer Information Booklet

Invitation Pack - Consumer Information Booklet

This 20 page booklet provides information on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, including information on bowel cancer, screening, completing the home test kit, and information on the Register. It also contains the form that needs to be completed if people want to opt off or suspend from the Program. This booklet is available in 22 languages

Only available as an electronic version
Thumbnail image of resource Invitation Pack - Home Test Kit Instructions - print-friendly version

Invitation Pack - Home Test Kit Instructions - print-friendly version

This is a print-friendly, A4 version of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program home test kit instruction sheet.

Only available as an electronic version
Thumbnail image of resource Invitation Pack - Home Test Kit Instructions

Invitation Pack - Home Test Kit Instructions

This two page instruction sheet guides you through how to do the home test kit. This instruction sheet is available in 22 languages

Only available as an electronic version
Thumbnail image of resource Invitation Pack - Participant Details Form

Invitation Pack - Participant Details Form

SAMPLE ONLY - NOT FOR USE

Only available as an electronic version
Thumbnail image of resource Invitation Pack - Participant First Invitation (pre-invite) Letter

Invitation Pack - Participant First Invitation (pre-invite) Letter

SAMPLE ONLY - NOT FOR USE

This letter is available in 22 languages.

Only available as an electronic version
Thumbnail image of resource Invitation Pack - Participant Invitation Letter (with kit)

Invitation Pack - Participant Invitation Letter (with kit)

SAMPLE ONLY - NOT FOR USE

This letter is available in 22 languages.

Only available as an electronic version
Thumbnail image of resource Opt off form

Opt off form

This form allows people to opt out of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

Only available as an electronic version
Thumbnail image of resource Participant Screening Pathway

Participant Screening Pathway

This A4 size brochure provides information on the points at which eligible people and Program participants will receive contact from the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program Register.

Only available as an electronic version
Thumbnail image of resource Results Notification Letter - Negative

Results Notification Letter - Negative

SAMPLE ONLY - NOT FOR USE

This letter is available in 22 languages

Only available as an electronic version
Thumbnail image of resource Results Notification Letter - Positive

Results Notification Letter - Positive

SAMPLE ONLY - NOT FOR USE

This letter is available in 22 languages.

Only available as an electronic version
Thumbnail image of resource Suspend form

Suspend form

This form allows people to temporarirly suspend their participation in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program for up to one year.

Only available as an electronic version

Health Professional Resources

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Thumbnail image of resource NBCSP Stickers

NBCSP Stickers

ID: NC0059

Program Participants who have a positive result from their bowel screening test kit progress down the Participant Follow Up Function (PFUF) pathway which is run by the respective State and Territory organisations. To streamline Participants in the PFUF pathway, many hospitals and health providers put a Program sticker on the referrals and/or results sheets. Health providers who request these stickers are not charged for them.

Thumbnail image of resource Age Eligibility Handout

Age Eligibility Handout

Only available as an electronic version

GP template letter

This is a letter template GPs can use to recommend bowel screening to their 49 year old patients

Not available
Thumbnail image of resource Information for GPs - Bowel screening and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

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.

Only available as an electronic version
Thumbnail image of resource Information for Health Workers – Bowel screening and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

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.

Only available as an electronic version
Thumbnail image of resource Colonoscopy brochure

Colonoscopy brochure

Brochure produced by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing and the Gastroenterolgical Society of Australia. It is designed to provide information about the colonoscopy procedure.

Only available as an electronic version
Thumbnail image of resource Fact Sheet - National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

Fact Sheet - National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

This is a quick reference for facts about bowel cancer and the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.

Only available as an electronic version

Indigenous Resources

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Thumbnail image of resource Indigenous Bowel Screening Postcard – Don’t Delay

Indigenous Bowel Screening Postcard – Don’t Delay

A postcard to encourage patients to do National Bowel Cancer Screening Program test when it arrives in the mail, or check when their test will arrive.

Thumbnail image of resource Indigenous Bowel Screening Poster – Don’t Delay

Indigenous Bowel Screening Poster – Don’t Delay

A poster to encourage patients to do the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program test when it arrives in the mail, or check when their test will arrive.

Thumbnail image of resource Indigenous Bowel Screening – Health Professional Flipchart

Indigenous Bowel Screening – Health Professional Flipchart

ID: CN0072

A flip chart to assist health workers to talk with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people about bowel cancer and bowel cancer screening.

Thumbnail image of resource Indigenous ENGLISH – Bowel screening can save your life Factsheet – A4

Indigenous ENGLISH – Bowel screening can save your life Factsheet – A4

An A4 Fact Sheet encouraging participation in the Program – get it, Do it, Post it, Done. This Fact Sheet is available in 6 languages under the ‘Translated Consumer Resources’ tab.

Thumbnail image of resource Indigenous ENGLISH – Bowel screening can save your life Flyer – A5

Indigenous ENGLISH – Bowel screening can save your life Flyer – A5

An A5 flyer to encourage participation in the Program. This flyer is available in 6 languages under the ‘Translated Consumer Resources’ tab.

Thumbnail image of resource Information for GPs - Bowel screening and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

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.

Only available as an electronic version
Thumbnail image of resource Information for Health Workers – Bowel screening and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

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.

Only available as an electronic version
Thumbnail image of resource ALYWARRA - Bowel screening can save your life Factsheet (A4)

ALYWARRA - Bowel screening can save your life Factsheet (A4)

An A4 Fact Sheet encouraging participation in the Program – Get it, Do it, Post it, Done.

Thumbnail image of resource ALYWARRA - Bowel screening can save your life Flyer (A5)

ALYWARRA - Bowel screening can save your life Flyer (A5)

An A5 flyer encouraging participation in the Program – Get it, Do it, Post it, Done.

Thumbnail image of resource ARRERNTE - Bowel screening can save your life Factsheet (A4)

ARRERNTE - Bowel screening can save your life Factsheet (A4)

An A4 Fact Sheet encouraging participation in the Program – Get it, Do it, Post it, Done.

Thumbnail image of resource ARRERNTE - Bowel screening can save your life Flyer (A5)

ARRERNTE - Bowel screening can save your life Flyer (A5)

An A5 flyer encouraging participation in the Program – Get it, Do it, Post it, Done.

Thumbnail image of resource LURITJA - Bowel screening can save your life Factsheet (A4)

LURITJA - Bowel screening can save your life Factsheet (A4)

An A4 Fact Sheet encouraging participation in the Program – Get it, Do it, Post it, Done.

Thumbnail image of resource LURITJA - Bowel screening can save your life Flyer (A5)

LURITJA - Bowel screening can save your life Flyer (A5)

An A5 flyer encouraging participation in the Program – Get it, Do it, Post it, Done.

Thumbnail image of resource PITJANTJATJARA - Bowel screening can save your life Factsheet (A4)

PITJANTJATJARA - Bowel screening can save your life Factsheet (A4)

An A4 Fact Sheet encouraging participation in the Program – Get it, Do it, Post it, Done.

Thumbnail image of resource PITJANTJATJARA - Bowel screening can save your life Flyer (A5)

PITJANTJATJARA - Bowel screening can save your life Flyer (A5)

An A5 flyer encouraging participation in the Program – Get it, Do it, Post it, Done.

Thumbnail image of resource TSI CREOLE - Bowel screening can save your life Factsheet (A4)

TSI CREOLE - Bowel screening can save your life Factsheet (A4)

An A4 Fact Sheet encouraging participation in the Program – Get it, Do it, Post it, Done.

Thumbnail image of resource TSI CREOLE - Bowel screening can save your life Flyer (A5)

TSI CREOLE - Bowel screening can save your life Flyer (A5)

An A5 flyer encouraging participation in the Program – Get it, Do it, Post it, Done.

Thumbnail image of resource WARLPIRI - Bowel screening can save your life Factsheet (A4)

WARLPIRI - Bowel screening can save your life Factsheet (A4)

An A4 Fact Sheet encouraging participation in the Program – Get it, Do it, Post it, Done.

Thumbnail image of resource WARLPIRI - Bowel screening can save your life Flyer (A5)

WARLPIRI - Bowel screening can save your life Flyer (A5)

An A5 flyer encouraging participation in the Program – Get it, Do it, Post it, Done.

Reports

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Analysis of bowel cancer outcomes for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

Published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, December 2014

Only available as an electronic version

Cancer in Australia: an overview 2014

Published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, December 2014

Only available as an electronic version
Thumbnail image of resource National Bowel Cancer Screening Program monitoring report 2016

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program monitoring report 2016

Published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, July 2016 - link to external website.

Only available as an electronic version

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program monitoring report 2013-14

Published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, June 2015

Only available as an electronic version
Thumbnail image of resource National Bowel Cancer Screening Program monitoring report 2012-2013

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program monitoring report 2012-2013

Published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, March 2012

Only available as an electronic version
Thumbnail image of resource National Bowel Cancer Screening Program monitoring report 2011-2012

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program monitoring report 2011-2012

Published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, July 2013

Only available as an electronic version
Thumbnail image of resource National Bowel Cancer Screening Program monitoring report 2009

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program monitoring report 2009

Published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, October 2009 - link to external website.

Only available as an electronic version
Thumbnail image of resource National Bowel Cancer Screening Program monitoring report 2008

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program monitoring report 2008

Published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, December 2008 - link to external website.

Only available as an electronic version
Thumbnail image of resource National Bowel Cancer Screening Program monitoring report: phase 2, July 2008- June 2011

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program monitoring report: phase 2, July 2008- June 2011

Published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, March 2012

Only available as an electronic version
Thumbnail image of resource National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: Annual Monitoring Report 2009 Data Supplement 2010

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: Annual Monitoring Report 2009 Data Supplement 2010

Published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, October 2009 - link to external website.

Only available as an electronic version

Review of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (Phase 2) – Final Report, Part 1

Published by the Department of Health and Ageing, November 2012

Only available as an electronic version

Review of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (Phase 2) - Final Report, Part 2

Published by the Department of Health and Ageing, November 2012

Only available as an electronic version

Report from the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program Quality Working Group: Improving Colonoscopy Services in Australia

This report was commissioned by the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council to advise on strategies to improve the quality, consistency, and availability of colonoscopy services in Australia.

Not available

Translated Consumer Resources

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Thumbnail image of resource ARABIC- A Gift for Living National Bowel Cancer Brochure (DL)

ARABIC- A Gift for Living National Bowel Cancer Brochure (DL)

A 4 page DL brochure with information on bowel cancer, screening and the Program

Thumbnail image of resource ARABIC - A Gift For Living National Bowel Cancer Poster (A3)

ARABIC - A Gift For Living National Bowel Cancer Poster (A3)

An A5 poster to encourage participation in the Program

Thumbnail image of resource CHINESE SIMPLIFIED - A Gift for Living National Bowel Cancer Brochure (DL)

CHINESE SIMPLIFIED - A Gift for Living National Bowel Cancer Brochure (DL)

A 4 page DL brochure with information on bowel cancer, screening and the Program

Thumbnail image of resource CHINESE SIMPLIFIED - A Gift for Living National Bowel Cancer Poster (A3)

CHINESE SIMPLIFIED - A Gift for Living National Bowel Cancer Poster (A3)

An A5 poster to encourage participation in the Program

Thumbnail image of resource CHINESE TRADITIONAL - A Gift for Living National Bowel Cancer Brochure (DL)

CHINESE TRADITIONAL - A Gift for Living National Bowel Cancer Brochure (DL)

A 4 page DL brochure with information on bowel cancer, screening and the Program

Thumbnail image of resource CHINESE TRADITIONAL - A Gift for Living National Bowel Cancer Poster (A3)

CHINESE TRADITIONAL - A Gift for Living National Bowel Cancer Poster (A3)

An A5 poster to encourage participation in the Program

Thumbnail image of resource GREEK - A Gift for Living National Bowel Cancer Brochure (DL)

GREEK - A Gift for Living National Bowel Cancer Brochure (DL)

A 4 page DL brochure with information on bowel cancer, screening and the Program

Thumbnail image of resource GREEK - A Gift for Living National Bowel Cancer Poster (A3)

GREEK - A Gift for Living National Bowel Cancer Poster (A3)

An A5 poster to encourage participation in the Program

Thumbnail image of resource ITALIAN - A Gift for Living National Bowel Cancer Brochure (DL)

ITALIAN - A Gift for Living National Bowel Cancer Brochure (DL)

A 4 page DL brochure with information on bowel cancer, screening and the Program

Thumbnail image of resource ITALIAN - A Gift for Living National Bowel Cancer Poster (A3)

ITALIAN - A Gift for Living National Bowel Cancer Poster (A3)

An A5 poster to encourage participation in the Program

Thumbnail image of resource VIETNAMESE - A Gift for Living National Bowel Cancer Brochure (DL)

VIETNAMESE - A Gift for Living National Bowel Cancer Brochure (DL)

A 4 page DL brochure with information on bowel cancer, screening and the Program

Thumbnail image of resource VIETNAMESE - A Gift for Living National Bowel Cancer Poster (A3)

VIETNAMESE - A Gift for Living National Bowel Cancer Poster (A3)

An A5 poster to encourage participation in the Program