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 will work in a partnership with the NCSR. Data will be introduced to the new register in a phased approach.
The partnership will continue to operate under the South Australian Public Health Act 2011 and will comply fully with South Australian privacy requirements.
Need resources including fact sheets, posters, brochures, clinical tools? Take advantage of the educational products especially written for:
- patients, including languages other than English
How to order
To order printed resources, visit the National Cervical Screening Program publications and resources.
Training and education
Update your skills
- check out the Cervical Screening Credentialling Program for nurses
- book a presentation for your colleagues and staff on the latest cervix screening updates
- download resources.
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 will work with the NCSR and continue 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.