National Cervical Screening Program

The National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) aims to reduce illness and deaths from cervical cancer by encouraging women to have regular cervical screening. The NCSP was established in 1991 as a joint initiative of the Australian and state and territory governments to provide better protection against cervical cancer.

Background/History of NCSP

A brief history of cervical screening in Australia and a summary of the rationale for changing the primary screening test to an HPV test.

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The National Cancer Screening Register (NCSR)

An introduction to the NCSR including reporting obligations of pathology laboratories as well as links to available NCSR resources.

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NPAAC Requirements

A guide to the NPAAC Requirements for Laboratories Reporting Tests for the National Cervical Screening Program.

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Reporting and Management Guidelines

A guide to the clinical management guidelines for the National Cervical Screening Program.

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MBS Items and Descriptors

A summary of the item numbers and links to relevant MBS explanatory documents related to the NCSP.

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Links to training and reference resources.

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