Department of Health releases new National Cervical Screening Program information

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

Friday, 1 December 2017 marked the commencement of the renewed National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) supported by the National Cancer Screening Register (NCSR). IMPORTANT INFORMATION – Screening women under 25 years of age   Routine cervical screening is not recommended in the renewed program for women under 25 years. Some women under 25 …

Queensland Pap Smear Register transition delayed

In Central Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by PHN Communications

In February 2018, Queensland’s Chief Health Officer distributed a Public Health Alert encouraging GPs to continue to remind eligible women to have their Cervical Screening Test when they are next due. This alert was due to delays in the new National Cancer Screening Register becoming fully operational. These delays continue …

Preventing Cervical Cancer: take a look at the changes

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

Changes in the national screening program are underway, Gardasil 9 is coming and the National Cancer Register is up and running The end of 2017 saw the implementation of changes to the way we screen for cervical cancer risk in Australia: HPV testing every five years replaces Pap smears every …