Direct Access Colonoscopy Model of Care Webinar 

Bowel cancer is the second most common cancer in Australia, with current estimates indicating that one in 13 people in NSW will develop bowel cancer by the age of 85. Most bowel cancer cases can be successfully treated if detected in early stages. Early intervention reduces mortality and associated costs related to the management of this condition, however
The Leading Better Value Care Direct Access Colonoscopy (DAC) project seeks to address the challenges created due to the overall demand for colonoscopy. The project will focus on increasing swift, direct access to colonoscopy services after a positive A faecal occult blood test (iFOBT).
Healthy North Coast and the MNCLHD invite GPs and other health professionals to join this webinar which will outline the DAC model of care within the Hastings Macleay Clinical Network.

Presented by:

Dr Bruce Hodge is a general, colon and breast surgeon. He is an active member of a multidisciplinary cancer care team that coordinates care for people with breast, bowel and other cancers. He is currently serving as the Director of Surgery within the Hastings Macleay Clinical Network and as Deputy Director of Medical Services at Kempsey District Hospital. Recently, he served as a gastroenterologist panel member appointed by the NSW Ministry of Health to review indications for colonoscopy.

Learning objectives:

  • Recognise the importance of early detection in the management of Bowel Cancer
  • Discuss the Cancer Institute NSW Direct Access Colonoscopy Model of Care
  • Understand referral processes and patient criteria for Hunter Macleay CN DAC.

Who should attend?

GPs and other health professionals in the Port Macquarie and Kempsey region looking to support patients with quicker access to colonoscopies and early intervention of bowel cancer.


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Venue: Webinar

Date/Time: 1:00pm - 1:30pm, 14/06/2023 AEST

Event Organiser: Healthy North Coast

Contact: Krissi Devlin

Phone: 0447407473

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