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The National Cervical Screening Program reduces illness and death from cervical cancer. Women and people with a cervix aged 25 to 74 years of age are invited to have a cervical screening test every 5 years.

Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for this program – the National Cervical Screening Program Guidelines – are available on the Cancer Council Australia website. They should be used to guide your decision making and help you follow best practice in managing screen-detected abnormalities, cervical screening and investigation of symptoms in your patients.

The National Cancer Screening Register enables a single electronic record for each person in Australia participating in cervical and bowel screening.

Download Resources: Cancer Change Ideas (PDF 109KB)

Plan Do Study Act (PDSA)

Increase screening for Cervical Cancer (docx 274KB)

Increase screening for Bowel Cancer (docx 276 KB)


Polar Walkthrough – Identify RACGP active patients with an active cancer diagnosis (pdf 178 KB)

PHN Learn webinar – Cancer Screening and Quality Improvement

PHN Learn webinar – Improving Cancer Screening, Cervical and Bowel Quality Improvement

HealthPathways – Cervical Screening

HealthPathways – Bowel Screening

HealthPathways – Breast Screening

View the Cancer Screening measures for your region on the PHN Exchange GP Data report

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