Increase cervical cancer screening rates in under-screened or never-screened women

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. In Australia, almost 80% of women diagnosed with cervical cancer have either never been screened or are not up to date with their cervical screening.* The most recent population data available on cervical cancer screening revealed the participation rate across NSW was 55.95% (2015-2017). For the

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Access the National Cancer Screening Register via the Healthcare Provider Portal

The National Cancer Screening Register has introduced an integrated online Healthcare Provider Portal to increase interaction with the National Register. The portal integrates with Best Practice and is aiming to integrate with additional clinical information systems in the future (MedicalDirector coming soon).

Improve FOBT screening of people aged 50-74

Our region recorded a 43% participation rate in the the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) in 2018-19. The PHN with the highest national participation rate was Gippsland at 51% (data source: AIHW). NBCSP participation is suboptimal, particularly among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, linguistically diverse communities and groups experiencing social disadvantage. See a

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Increase access to cervical screening by introducing a nurse-led cervical screening service

This QI activity was shared by Practice Nurse Danielle Midgley, who successfully implemented a nurse-led screening service at Tweed Coast Medical. (See her example PDSA below in starting points). Great effort Danielle and Tweed Coast Medical team and thanks for sharing your learning with colleagues! It is important to continue to offer and encourage routine

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Improve recording of proportion of females aged 25-74 with up-to-date cervical screening

View our North Coast performance against the national average.