Are you confused about FOBT screening?

There is some confusion among GPs about the role of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, say public health experts, who suggest this may be one of the reasons FOBT take-up rates are so low.

Research consistently shows that GP endorsement substantially increases compliance, but this study reveals doctors might be missing the point of population screening and therefore sending patients the wrong message.

The authors say that many doctors see their role as identifying which patients to screen based on pre-existing risk factors.

GPs also refer to screening as something that should be done