Cervical Cancer Screening

Renewal of the National Cervical Screening Program

From 1 December 2017 the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) will change. These changes are the outcome of the Renewal, a rigorous assessment of the evidence and economics of potential screening pathways, tests and intervals.

The NCSP has been highly successful; however, since its introduction in 1991:
  • New international and local evidence has emerged about the optimal screening age range, intervals for screening and alternative screening methods 
  • New technologies are available that support new screening tests
  • The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has become available
The Renewal aims to ensure that all women in Australia, HPV vaccinated and unvaccinated, continue to have access to a cervical screening program that is acceptable, effective, efficient and based on current evidence.

For more information on the Renewal of the National Cervical Screening Program visit the WA Department of Health 

A series of workshops and information sessions is currently underway for health professionals. Please see below, by provider, for more information.

Australian Association of Practice Management

Event: The Magic of Management, 2007 annual national conference
Date: 24-27 October 2017
More information: http://2017.aapmconference.com.au/

Cancer Council WA

Event: Changes to cervical and bowel cancer screening: Is your practice ready?
Date: 28 November 2017
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm.
​More information: Visit https://www.cancerwa.asn.au/resources/2017-09-21-Cancer-Screening-update-draft-flyer.pdf

Presenters include Professor Ian Hammond, Nerida Steel and Dr Hooi Ee.

Genesis Cancer Care

Event: New National Cervical Screening Program & Gynaecological Cancer Treatment Update
Date: 4 November 2017
​More information: Contact Marisa Bellantoni Marisa.Bellantoni@genesiscancercare.com.au

Speakers include Associate Professor Marek Havlat.

Iris Education in conjunction with Queensland Health

A full day program related to the Renewal of the National Cervical Screening Program.
The event will be held in Cairns with a webinar available for interstate participants.
Presenters include Professor Ian Hammond, Professor Julia Brotherton and A/Professor Marion Saville

Event: Moving Ahead: The National Cervical Screening Program Renewal
Date: 28 October 2017
More information: http://www.iriseducation.com.au/ncspr.html

Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ)

Event: Cervical Screening for Nurses Course
Date: 30 October – 2 November 2017
More information: Contact Sonya Arcidiacono, via email Sonya.Arcidiacono@shq.org.au

This course develops essential knowledge and skills required for nurses to provide cervical screening and preventative health checks for women on behalf of a supporting doctor.

Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ)

Event: Cervical Screening: Clinical Update
Date: 31 October 2017
Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm
​More information: Visit http://shq.org.au/course/cervical-screening-clinical-update-october-2017/

Videoconference is available fo rthis session.

WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA)

Event: Cervical Screening Update and HealthPathway Launch CPD Event
Date: 14 November 2017
Time: 7.30am – 8.30am
More information: Visit http://waproject.healthpathways.org.au/Events.aspx

Presenters include Professor Ian Hammond and Dr Linda Kohler

Online training opportunities

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