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Cervical screening

The SA Cervix Screening Program delivers a range of services in partnership with the National Cervical Screening Program to help support your practice in line with the national policy guidelines.

SA Health now have in place an agreement with the Victorian Cytology Service Inc. to operate a registry on behalf of SA Cervix Screening Program. Victorian Cytology Service Inc.has operated the Victorian Cervical Cytology Register on behalf of the Victorian Department of Health for 25 years. 

The new register will continue to operate under the South Australian Public Health Act 2011 and will comply fully with South Australian privacy requirements, whilst being operated by VCS Inc.

Pap News 2017

Pap News 2017 (PDF 4MB) is now available, with a special focus on the upcoming NCSP Renewal.

Other articles in this edition include:

  • Clinic extension and Strategic Partnership Grant Highlights
  • Notable screening trends
  • SA Cervix Screening Program Statistical Report 2013 Highlights.

Resources

Need resources including fact sheets, posters, pamphlets, clinical tools? Take advantage of our educational products especially written for:

  • patients, including languages other than English
  • clinicians, including our newsletter.

How to order

To order printed resources download our Resource Order Form (PDF 34KB) and email, fax or post your order form to:

Postal address: Purchase Point Australia, 27 Furness Avenue, Edwardstown, SA 5039
Email: healthpromotion@purchasepoint.com.au 
Fax: (08) 8234 0988

Grants

SA Cervix Screening Program offers grants to cervical screening providers every year. To register your interest in the next round of grants, please email cervixscreening@health.sa.gov.au

Training and education

SA Cervix Screening Registry

SA Health now have in place an agreement with the Victorian Cytology Service (VCS) Inc. to operate a registry on behalf of SA Cervix Screening Program.

The SA Cervix Screening Registry is a confidential database of South Australian women’s Pap smear results and the results of other cervical cancer related tests.

The SA Cervix Screening Registry:

  • reminds women when follow-up tests are overdue
  • provide a safety net for the follow-up of women with abnormal Pap smears
  • assists laboratory staff when assessing current tests
  • supports doctors in providing appropriate management according to the national guidelines.

Details on the Registry, the information that is collected and how women can ‘opt-off’ the system is available in the Registry frequently asked questions.

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.

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