Cervical screening for healthcare providers
The Australian Government Department of Health is leading a renewal of the National Cervical Screening Program.
Since the National Cervical Screening Program was introduced in 1991, there is greater knowledge and understanding about the development of cervical cancer and new technologies and testing capabilities have been developed. Everything that has changed as part of the Renewal and resources to help educate your patients can all be found right here.
As part of the National Cervical Screening Program Renewal, a National Cancer Screening Register (NCSR) has been created by the Australian Government Department of Health. South Australia's current register is working in partnership with the NCSR.
The partnership will continue to operate under the South Australian Public Health Act 2011 and will comply fully with South Australian privacy requirements.
Cervical Screening Grants
The SA Cervix Screening Program (SACSP) is now offering strategic partnership and clinic extension grants of up to $5000 to promote cervical screening. See the Cervical Screening Grants page for more information.
Need resources including fact sheets, posters, brochures, clinical tools?
Training and education
Update your skills. Find out more on the Training and education for cervical screening providers page.
The SA Cervix Screening program is working in partnership with the Commonwealth to deliver the National Cancer Screening Registry (NCSR).
The current SA Cervix Screening Registry is working with the NCSR and continues to provide histories to laboratories and health care providers to assist them in interpreting your current test results making the most appropriate follow-up recommendations.
The NCSR phone number 1800 627 701 can be used for all enquiries. The operator will transfer calls to the state register if required. For more information about the NCSR, visit the National Cancer Screening Registry website.
Cervix screening statistics
The South Australian Cervix Screening Registry Statistical Report 2013 (PDF 5MB) is now available. This Report provides key data from the SA Cervix Screening Registry on screening participation, cervical abnormality rates and cervical cancer incidence and mortality from 2013 as well as the last 10 years for key comparisons.