Transition from acute to primary health care for colorectal cancer survivors: using mixed methods to explore stakeholder opinions and current practices for managing symptoms and functions in the community

We are interested to learn about your experiences of caring for colorectal cancer patients in General Practice.

Help us improve their care by completing our survey and/or participating in an interview.

Take the Survey

Inclusion criteria:
GPs, GP registrars and practice nurses with experience of caring for people after colorectal cancer treatment.

Project Overview

We are targeting recruitment broadly to ensure representation of GP perspectives from both metropolitan, regional and rural settings across all Australian states.

GPs, GP registrars and practice nurses are asked to complete a 15 minute online survey and/or participate in a 20-40 minutes interview (one or both as preferred).

Participants can provide an e-consent prior to completing an online survey via their mobile/computer. Participants who complete an online survey can also opt in for an interview by leaving their contact details at the end of the survey. They do not need to consent again for the interview.

For those only participating in an interview will provide a written consent.

Duration of project

The study has commenced. Data collection will continue until August for analysis in September.

Responsible Researcher

A/Professor Claudia Rutherford (Coordinating Principal Investigator listed in the Human Research Ethics application), The Daffodil Centre, University of Sydney


  • Professor Kate White, Professor of Cancer Nursing, Cancer Care Research Unit, The University of Sydney
  • Dr Marguerite Tracy, Senior Lecturer, Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney
  • Professor Simon Willcock, General Practitioner, Clinical Director of Primary Care, MQ Health General Practice/ Macquarie University
  • Dr Janani Mahadeva, General Practitioner, Conjoint Senior Lecturer, MQ Health General Practice/ Macquarie University
  • Ms Julie Marker, Consumer representative
  • Ms Cheri Ostroff, Consumer representative

Project funding source(s)

RACGP Foundation (HCF Research Foundation Research Grant 2020)


Ethics approval project number: 2020/851
Ethics institution: University of Sydney