Evaluation of the Bowel Screening Pilot: Role of General Practice
The Ministry of Health has funded Waitematā District Health Board to run a Bowel Screening Pilot (BSP) over four years from 2011/12 to 2015/16. An evaluation of the BSP is being undertaken by Litmus and Sapere Research Group. The goal of the evaluation is to determine whether organised bowel screening could be introduced in New Zealand in a way that is effective, safe and acceptable for participants, equitable and economically efficient.
The role of general practice in informing BSP participants of a positive immunochemical faecal occult blood test (iFOBT) is a unique element of the BSP.