80% of Australian women who develop cervical cancer are under screeners or have never screened.
With the Renewal of the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) there is an increased focus on engaging under-screened and never-screened women.
Introductory video –Professor Ian Hammond, Chair of the National Cervical Screening Program Renewal Committee, explains the key components of the renewed National Cervical Screening Program and the rationale for the changes.
This toolkit has been developed to assist healthcare providers to engage under-screened and never-screened women in cervical screening, and to support them should they choose to participate.
It includes information relevant to:
- Sexual Health Nurses
- Disability Support Workers
- Aboriginal Health Workers
- Bilingual Health Workers, and
- Practice Managers.
We encourage all healthcare providers involved in cervical screening to make use of this Toolkit, particularly those working with women from population groups that are often under-screened. You might choose to spend some time familiarising yourself with the range of resources available and then save a shortcut to the Toolkit for later reference.
- Summary of key changes to the NCSP
- National Cervical Screening Policy
- National Cervical Screening Program on-line training modules – six accredited modules about cervical screening
- National Cervical Screening Program: Guidelines for the management of screen-detected abnormalities, screening in specific population and investigation of abnormal vaginal bleeding.
- The renewal of the National Cervical Screening Program – Medical Journal of Australia Editorial, October 2016
- National Cancer Screening Register - a single national register for cervical screening results and patient history – please call 1800 627 701