Welcome to the Women’s Cancer Screening Collaborative (WCSC).

The WCSC is an initiative of North Coast Primary Health Network (NCPHN) that is proudly supported by the Cancer Institute NSW.

The aim of the WCSC is to improve participation in breast and cervical cancer screening in the North Coast and Mid-North Coast region of NSW.

By using a ‘Collaborative’ approach, the WCSC draws a long history of primary care quality improvement that supports practice-led change.

As NCPHN and participating practices work together to achieve improved breast and cervical cancer screening rates, this website will become a repository of our shared knowledge – so watch this space!

Locations of our 26 participating practices.
Click on the pins for more detail.

The Women’s Cancer Screening Measuring for Improvement guide provides a great overview of the WCSC, data extraction techniques, the change principles and ideas that are guiding our work.

This website is no longer active but is available to browse as a resource.

Women’s Cancer Screening Collaborative (WCSC) 2017-2018

Through the delivery of structured, clinician-led general practice quality improvement and health literacy interventions, general practices worked towards increasing access to and equity of women’s cancer screening programs across the North Coast.

From January 2017 to July 2018, general practices improved clinical systems and data auditing processes to better identify and remind never or under-screened at-risk populations of women. Focus groups were also held with at-risk women to understand the environmental and individual barriers and motivators to screening. 

This WCSC website acted as an information repository for all WCSC developed content providing access to and sharing of quality improvement tools, change strategy resources and ideas.

WCSC evaluation and resources can be found on the North Coast Primary Health Network. 

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