In March and April 2018, practices involved in the Women’s Cancer Screening Collaborative participated in the third and final learning workshops. These workshops were held in Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, South West Rocks, Lismore, Kingscliff and Grafton.
These sessions provided an opportunity for practices to understand the barriers and enablers to women’s cancer screening for the women in their community. Health literacy action plans were developed to ensure sustainable improvement to women’s cancer screening participation rates. During the workshops the participating practices were also asked to prioritise the consumer research recommendations. They were asked which recommendations would support the greatest improvement in participation rates, and which recommendations would support “Reaching the Hardest to Reach Patients” and “Making Positive Change Permanent”.
The practices’ recommendations have been grouped into ‘Clusters’ which is also how the series of workshops were delivered.