Reasons that clinicians in Australia offer cervical screening outside guidelines for frequency, age and co-testing
This study investigates clinicians’ adherence to revised cervical screening guidelines and aims to identify any reasons for them screening women outside the revised guidelines.
Renewal of the National Cervical Screening Program: health professionals’ knowledge about screening of specific populations in NSW, Australia
The National Cervical Screening Program was renewed in Australia from 1 December 2017, with the introduction of 5-yearly human papilloma virus (HPV) screening from age 25, and the release of updated national screening guidelines. This study aimed to determine health professional knowledge of the renewed...
Why would a woman screen? Facilitators and barriers for women least likely to participate in cervical screening in Australia
This study aimed to gain insight into factors influencing cervical screening among women from a area in Western Sydney characterised by disadvantage and ethnic diversity, and which has one of the lowest participation rates in the National Cervical Screening Program.
Barriers and facilitators to participation in breast, bowel and cervical cancer screening in rural Victoria: a qualitative study
Population cancer screening rates are around 50% for the general population and even lower in rural areas. This study aimed to explore knowledge, attitudes, behaviours, motivators and barriers to breast, bowel and cervical screening participation in under-screened men and women with the aim of increasing...
National Cervical Screening Program monitoring report 2020
The National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) is one of Australia’s three population-based cancer screening programs. This is the second report to monitor the National Cervical Screening Program since it introduced 5-yearly HPV tests in 2017.
Indigenous Australian women's experiences of participation in cervical screening
The National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) is failing to meet the needs of Indigenous Australian women, resulting in many women not regularly participating in cervical screening. This study offers recommendations that will help screening providers support Indigenous women to start and continue to screen regularly.
National Cervical Screening Program monitoring report 2019
This is the first report to monitor the National Cervical Screening Program since it introduced 5-yearly HPV tests in 2017. In 2018, among women aged 25–74, 1,795,395 had an HPV test, and 9% of all screening HPV tests performed were positive for HPV types that...
Analysis of cervical cancer and abnormality outcomes in an era of cervical screening and HPV vaccination in Australia
This is the third report from an Australian-first project, combining screening, cancer, death, and HPV vaccination data to demonstrate the effects of screening and HPV vaccination on cervical cancer and precancerous abnormalities and to discern cervical screening behaviour.
Lessons from the renewal of the National Cervical Screening Program in Australia
Australia was one of the frst countries to make the transition from cytology-based to HPV-based cervical screening.This analysis of the national program’s transition to a new model looks at the lessons learnt that can provide valuable insights to other settings.
Cervical screening in Australia 2019
This is the last monitoring report (to 30 June 2017) for the previous ‘pap test-based’ National Cervical Screening Program, which ceased on 30 November 2017.
A community perspective: on Human Papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancer among women and trans and gender diverse people
In 2016, Positive Life NSW conducted an anonymous online anal cancer awareness survey targeting women and trans and gender diverse PLHIV, and other HIV-negative women and, trans and gender diverse people across Australia. This survey report outlines the findings.
Cervical screening in Australia 2018
The National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) aims to reduce cervical cancer cases, illness and death from cervical cancer in Australia. Cervical screening in Australia 2018 is the latest annual monitoring report for the NCSP, presenting key data for women screened in 2015 and 2016 (prior...
Impact of the Australian national cervical screening program in women of different ages
Starting cervical cancer screening at age 25 is safe. The findings support the Australian government’s renewed cervical screening program (set to come into effect in May 2017), which recommends that women should start screening for cervical cancer at age 25, not age 18-20. Abstract: The...
Revitalising the national HPV immunisation programme
In August 2014, the Ministry of Health held a workshop to discuss strategies for achieving increased coverage of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) immunisation in the future. This document outlines a plan for progressing and revitalising the HPV immunisation programme for 12-year-old girls.