Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation, CheckUP acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website contains images or names of people who have passed away.




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The Skin Cancer Early Detection Patient Reported Measure

The Skin Cancer Early Detection (SCED) pilot outreach service aims to create fairer access in rural, regional and remote Queensland locations to professional assessment and treatment of skin cancer for people who have a skin cancer risk. Services provided include:

Skin cancer risk assessments

Clinical skin assessments (i.e. dermoscopy)

Treatment of skin cancers (i.e. cryotherapy, biopsy and excision)

Patient education on individual skin cancer risk and prevention

Meeting patient needs

As part of CheckUP’s commitment to ensuring services meet patient needs in appropriate ways, a new patient feedback survey has been developed in collaboration with the project’s Steering Committee and Advisory Committee. Survey questions are tailored to measure the achievement of project objectives to prevent, early detect and treat skin cancers and to facilitate linkages and referral pathways for those patients found to have skin cancers.

In addition to measuring satisfaction with their treatment processes and their experience overall, the post-appointment survey also measures patients’ short-term outcomes including:

Awareness of and knowledge about skin cancer risks and protective factors

Intention to engage in self-protective behaviours and referral follow-up appointments

Intention to encourage family and friends to engage in early detection and prevention activities

In addition, the survey gathers information from patients about existing barriers and alternative access options if SCED was not available to them.

Results from completed surveys will be analysed by CheckUP evaluators and non-identifying reports with accompanying recommendations returned to relevant service providers to support their quality improvement efforts.

Stay tuned to hear what patients have to say about this important and life-saving program over the next few years!

Interested in patient centred program evaluation methods?

CheckUP welcomes your expressions of interest in patient-centred program evaluations. If you would like to discuss exploring innovative methods to collect patient feedback specific to your needs, please contact CheckUP Lead Evaluator Philippa Hawke.

Alternatively, read more about CheckUP’s in-house evaluation program via the link below.

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