The Cancer Institute NSW seeking expressions of interest to participate in a Clinical Reference Group to review the existing Direct Access Colonoscopy (DAC) Model of Care. The DAC Model of Care was developed in 2019 to guide the implementation of localised DAC services across NSW and outlining the mandatory and recommended inclusions. Due to your clinical experience within primary care, we wish to invite you to express interest in the Model of Care Clinical Reference Group.
We are reconvening the Clinical Reference Group to provide clinical oversight for the revision of the model of care, review and incorporate feedback received on the original document, and revise content to ensure key principles of the model can be applied to varying contexts. There will be an opportunity for members to put forward alternative models for consideration. The group will consider whether these planned or implemented non-standard models of direct access may meet the aims of the DAC project and may be appropriate to particular contexts.
Dr Nicholas Burgess, Gastroenterologist from Western Sydney Local Health District has kindly agreed to Chair the DAC Clinical Reference Group. It is anticipated that the clinical reference group will meet approximately three times until the end of the 2022/23 financial year. You will be reimbursed for your time based on the CINSW Payment of Honorariums.
The first DAC Clinical Reference Group meeting was held on Wednesday 15 February. Based on meeting 1, the group will seek submissions for alternative DAC models from local areas that are not perfectly aligned to the standard DAC MOC yet may achieve some or all of the objectives of the DAC initiative. The meeting minutes will be circulated shortly once they have been reviewed by the chair.
The group will review submissions prior to meeting 2 which is likely to be held in early May 2023. Participation in the Clinical Reference Group will include preparation reviewing these submissions prior to meeting 1.
I have attached the DAC Clinical Reference Group documents from Meeting 1:
- Model of Care Clinical Reference Group- Key Questions for Consideration
- Final Terms of Reference for LBVC DAC MOC Clinical Reference Group
- DAC Model of Care
- Meeting outline
- State-wide Referral Criteria
- DAC CRG Meeting Agenda
If you would like to discuss this before making your decision, please feel free to contact Tara.Bowman@health.nsw.gov.au or Alexandra Crocker (Project Implementation officer) at CINSW-DAC@health.nsw.gov.au.