The North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network has launched a project aimed at increasing community participation in cancer screening in Wyndham and Brimbank.

The network, which is also known as the NWMPHN, is calling for general practitioners to submit expressions of interest to sit on the project’s governance body, the Cancer Screening Committee.

The three-year cancer screening program, which is being funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, aims to increase participation in bowel, cervical and breast cancer screening programs, especially within the Aboriginal community in Wyndham.

The program will also target Brimbank residents from multicultural backgrounds and low socio-economic circumstances.

General practitioners who join the Cancer Screening Committee will be required to participate in bi-monthly meetings of one hour, in either Brimbank or Wyndham.

The meetings will be Tuesday mornings at 10am and will have a dial-in option.

See www.nwmphn.org.au to apply or contact Meg Boyle on 9347 1188 or meg.boyle@nwmphn.org.au for details.