Apr

07

2021

Improved Access to the National Cancer Screening Register

The National Cancer Screening Register has introduced an online Healthcare Provider Portal and integration with clinical software, providing a new way to interact with the register.

The new system will support better patient care by allowing health practitioners to access and submit bowel and cervical screening program-related data at any time of the day.​

The portal is integrated with clinical software vendor Best Practice, and there are plans for more clinical software vendors to integrate with the portal.

The portal will allow you to complete a range of activities, including:

  1. Accessing your patient’s bowel and cervical screening results and histories online, in real-time:
    The portal will allow you to interact with the National Register at a time convenient for you, your practice and your staff. As well as saving you the time previously spent calling the register or multiple laboratories to retrieve your patient’s data.
  2. Submitting forms electronically:
    Electronic forms will be pre-filled with health care provider information, and will remove the need to print/scan and fax to the National Register.
  3. Managing your patient’s participation:
    This includes the ability to nominate a health care provider and personal representative, defer their next screening, or opt out on behalf of your patient, from either program, provided the patient’s consent is granted.
  4. Ordering an iFOBT kit:
    You will be able to order a free bowel test kit directly to an eligible patient’s address.

How is the portal accessed?

You will need a PRODA account to access the portal.

PRODA (or Provider Digital Access) is an online identity verification and authentication system used to enable secure access to government online services.

You will use your PRODA account details to log in to the Healthcare Provider Portal and will be required to link your account when you first register access to the portal.

You can link your account with a Medicare Provider Number, a State and Territory Access Number or Register Identifier Number (for non-medical providers performing cervical screening tests without a Medicare Provider Number) or by requesting to be a delegate of a provider with a Medicare Provider Number.

For more information, visit www.ncsr.gov.au or  call the National Register Contact Centre on 1800 627 701.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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By listing, you will let GPs, other referrers and consumers know that you are practising in Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW. You can provide information such as where you are located, the services you provide, the population groups you support and your clinical interests.

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This directory enables you to provide real-time information about your availability to accept referrals, as well as how long people may have to wait for an appointment. You can update this information as your availability changes. This will help GPs and other referrers ensure they only refer clients to practitioners who have the capacity to see them.

It also has a range of advanced search options and supports printing and bookmarking of search results.

You can choose to display your email address and your phone number so that people can contact you directly. You may prefer not to display these, in which case people can contact you by completing an enquiry form located in the Directory. Your choices can be updated anytime.

You can indicate wait times for an appointment for a new client or that you are currently unable to accept new referrals. You can also choose whether to display or hide your contact details. You can update your choices at any time.

Yes, you can update your listing or remove it at any time by clicking the “update practitioner details” button on your listing. You will receive a secure website link to your nominated admin email that will enable you to make changes, delete or put your listing on hold. You can also show when you are taking extended leave or are not available for a specific period, rather than completely removing your listing.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date.

You will be responsible for managing the information in your listing and ensuring that it is up to date. You will also be asked to check the information before it is published in the directory.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date so that the directory displays accurate information.

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