Toolkit for engaging Under-screened and Never-screened women in the National Cervical Screening Program

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.

Page last updated: 26 April 2018 (this page is generated automatically and reflects updates to other content within the website)

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:

  • GPs
  • Nurses
  • Sexual Health Nurses
  • Disability Support Workers
  • Aboriginal Health Workers
  • Bilingual Health Workers, and
  • Practice Managers.
Each section provides information, a range of resources and links to further information.

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.

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