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Activity description

93846 - New NCSP -under screened patients and COMPASS trial

VCS Foundation LTD

2200 GPs have been participating in the COMPASS clinical trial for up to 3 years. Initially GPs attended a one hour interactive education session (practice visit or webinar) covering current evidence on new cervical cancer screening technologies and a detailed discussion about the future National Cervical Screening Program commencing December 1, 2017. GPs, for this activity, will complete a 1.5 hour education session on line and recruit and manage follow up for 10 patients. This module explains the essentials of the New National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) to be launched in December 2017 and also addresses the needs of rural and other under-screened patients whom should be screened under the NCSP. Similar to the other CERSH online modules the participant will read references, undertake learning activities and reinforcing activities. There is a list of resources for further learning should the GP want greater or more specific understanding. The module will then be evaluated by the

Relevance to General Practice

Greater than 80% of pap tests are taken in General Practice. The Medical Service Advisory Committee recently announced a new screening approach to help prevent cervical cancer in both HPV vaccinated and unvaccinated women in Australia. HPV testing every five years is more effective, safer and will prevent more cancers than screening with a pap test every two years. COMPASS, is exploring the detail of the screening program for woman who have positive HPV results and will produce data from the Australian environment to inform the new NCSP of the safety and acceptability of HPV testing and the management for all women; HPV negative and positive. The entire screening program is to change in December 2017 and this needs to be conveyed to practitioners. There are particular aspects of the new NCSP that need to be understood to enable greater participation of under-screened patients, this module addresses this for rural practitioners and for others seeing under-screened patients.

Learning outcomes

  1. Apply the new National Cervical Screening Program within a clinical setting
  2. Develop strategies to engage under screened patients in the National Cervical Screening Program
  3. General practitioners will implement safe and appropriate practice systems around recall, reminders and follow up of women recruited into the trial

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
  • Communication is clear, respectful, empathic and appropriate to the person and their sociocultural context

D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
  • The conduct of the consultation is appropriate to the needs of the patient and the sociocultural context

D3. Population health and the context of general practice
  • The patterns and prevalence of disease are incorporated into screening and management practices

D4. Professional and ethical role
  • Professional knowledge and skills are reviewed and developed

D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
  • Quality and safety is enhanced through the effective use of information systems

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Aboriginal and Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander health
  • Rural health
  • Sex, sexuality, gender diversity and health
  • Women's health
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • General practice research

Partnering organisations

Specific requirements
Women's Health
QI activity

Session summary


Monday 28 Aug 2017 12:00am - Saturday 28 Dec 2019 12:00am

This activity is readily available at any time







All attendees welcome

Target Audience

GPs and practice team

For more information contact...

Siobhan Bourke
T: 0392500372