Direct Access Colonoscopy
The LBVC Direct Access Colonoscopy project will primarily focus on increasing access to colonoscopy services after a positive faecal occult blood test (FOBT) through the:
- implementation of direct access colonoscopy services for patients with a positive FOBT; and
- triaging and prioritisation of colonoscopy wait lists
The Cancer Institute NSW will support local health districts and specialty health networks to implement Direct Access Colonoscopy. An Implementation Working Group comprised of clinicians and other key stakeholders has been established to support the localisation of Direct Access services for public patients across NSW. Where possible various delivery methods, including face to face and video conferencing/webinars, will be used.