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Non-medical cervical screening providers

Do I need to be authorised in Queensland to access data on the National Cancer Screening Register?

No. The authorisation process for non-medical cervical screening providers was primarily established to meet legislative requirements to access screening histories held on the Queensland Health Pap Smear Register.

How do I access the National Cervical Screening Register?

To obtain access to cervical screening histories on the National Cancer Screening Register, please phone 1800 627 701 and ask to speak to a Clinical Liaison Officer who will assist you.

You can also visit the National Cancer Screening Register website for more information.

Do I still need to monitor and provide ongoing proof of cervical screening competency?

It is still an expectation for non-medical cervical screening providers to complete a recognised cervical screening training course in order to provide cervical screening services, and to monitor and maintain their clinical competency standards in line with the National Competencies for Cervical Screening Providers. This process is the responsibility of yourself and your employer / health service manager to monitor.

Where can I access cervical screening clinical guidance and support?

True Relationships and Reproductive Health (formerly Family Planning QLD) is providing ongoing clinical guidance and support to NMCSPs in relation to cervical screening practice.

For clinical guidance and support, please contact True on 07 3250 0200 and your call will be forwarded to your closest True Clinic.

Last updated: 15 October 2019