#CEOdesk

We invite you to stay up-to-date with the latest news and views from our CEO, Lizz Reay.
You can also follow her on Twitter: @NBMPHNceo

Showing posts tagged with 'Cancer'

 Clear filter

Increasing Breast Cancer Screening Rates

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a reminder that primary healthcare practitioners play an important role in providing support and encouragement to women to attend, and continue to participate in breast screening.

Regular two-yearly mammograms for all woman over 40 years remains the clinically recommended method of detecting breast cancer early. Research undertaken by BreastScreen NSW has shown that GPs have a significant influence in a woman’s decision to screen, with women more likely to have a mammogram if advised to do so by their GP.

Read more

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness month and a reminder that while some people may find it embarrassing, bowel cancer is a topic that should be discussed with your doctor, especially when you are over 50 years of age.

If found early, 90% of bowel cancers can be successfully treated. Yet, bowel cancer screening rates remain low when compared to other cancers, despite the introduction of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) which offers a free ‘at home’ screening kit to eligible Australians aged 50 - 74 years old.

Bowel Cancer is Australia's second deadliest cancer, claiming the lives of over 80 Australians every week. In our region, bowel cancer screening rates remain lower than the state average at 36.6%, compared to the NSW average of 37.8%

Read more
Lizz Reay's avatar
Lizz Reay is the CEO of Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network. Previously Deputy CEO of Nepean Blue Mountains Medicare Local & Nepean Division of General Practice, she has an extensive background in public health.
Tags
youth (7)
COPD (5)
D2KDay (4)
GPs (4)
NDIS (3)
Cancer (2)
NAIDOC (2)
NBMLHD (2)
NCNS (1)
health (1)
AHAC (1)
Awards (1)
Flu (1)
GPAC (1)