An evaluation of the Waitemata District Health Board Bowel Screening Pilot is being undertaken to help inform a decision on whether it is feasible to roll out a national bowel screening programme.
This report follows up the baseline provider survey published in 2012. It tracks changes in the awareness, knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of providers including general practitioners, practice nurses, endoscopy staff and radiology staff in the Waitemata DHB area.
The ongoing surveys of health providers assess awareness and knowledge of the pilot and its delivery mechanisms, as well as perceived impact on normal bowel cancer services at the DHB.
It also aims to measure attitudes towards a possible national bowel screening programme.