Accessing the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program in HPOS

A guide to help GPs submit the GP Assessment Report form as part of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) using HPOS.

General practitioners can use HPOS to notify the program register of referral/non-referral for colonoscopy or other bowel examination for patients with a positive Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) result by completing and submitting a GP Assessment Report form. You can also view past submissions.

An information payment will be paid for each correctly completed program form that provides information to the program register about participants who have received a positive FOBT result.

You must be registered with NBCSP to submit forms in HPOS. Read more about the NBCSP.

You must have an individual PKI certificate to access NBCSP services through HPOS. PKI certificates ensure that information you submit through our online services is secure. Read more about PKI certificates, including how to get one.

Submit a new GP Assessment Report form

  • select My Programs from the main menu in HPOS
  • select National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
  • select Submit New Assessment Form from the drop down menu
  • complete the relevant details
  • select Search and the assessment form will be displayed. Some of the assessment form is pre populated
  • complete the rest of the form and select Validate
  • review and confirm the details are correct and select Save
  • Successful Assessment Form screen will display

View previously submitted forms

  • select My Programs from the main menu in HPOS
  • select National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
  • select Previously Submitted forms
  • a list of your previously submitted forms will display
  • select View on the form you would like to review
  • form will display
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