Cervical Cancer Screening
North Coast Cervical Cancer screening rates
Key points on cervical screening participation rates:
- Richmond Valley, Clarence Valley and Lismore have the lowest cervical screening participation rates in the North Coast footprint, followed by Kempsey.
- Cervical screening data for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, women with disabilities and LGBTI women is not available, but these women are thought to be under-screened.
|Below state average||North Coast top performing areas||Mid-range|
State average 56.3%
|LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA NAME||Cervical screening participation Age 20-69 2015-17|
Table: Cervical Screening participation rates for women 20-69 for the biennial period 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2017 by LGA.
Data source: NSW Pap test register and the NSW Ministry of Health (SAPHARI)for populations data.
Cervical Screening Practice Incentive Payments and Service Incentive Payments – due to continue until April 30 2019
The Practice Incentive Payment (PIP) and $35 Service Incentive Payment (SIP) for cervical screening will continue until April 30.
It is really easy for your practice to identify under-screened women who are eligible for the SIP using the CAT4 recipe for under-screened women. Encouraging these women to come in for screening before the end of the cervical screening PIPs/SIPs is a great opportunity for better patient outcomes and revenue generation.
For an easy to use guide on how to identify women under-screened for cervical cancer visit www.pencs.com.au and click on Support and training/User guides/CAT4 recipes.
For the updated Cervical Screening PIP/SIP guidelines click here.
Cervical screening is one of the most preventable cancers, recalling your under-screened patients is lifesaving!
For more information about the National Cervical Screening Program visit:
Department of Health:
Cancer Institute NSW has also provided a great summary of helpful information for health professionals
HealthPathways puts all the information you need to refer, treat and manage your patients at your fingertips. Including an up to day, localised Cervical Screening HealthPathway: