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.


National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) and National Cancer Screening Register (NCSR) updates 

These short presentations are provided to Primary Health Networks on a monthly basis to assist in communicating updates associated with the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) and the National Cancer Screening Register (NCSR) with clinicians. 

As updates become available, they will be housed on this page for easy access by providers. 

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Online training opportunities 



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