Consultation for the Review of the National Cervical Screening Program Self-Collection Policy

On behalf of the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP), the Australian Government Department of Health (the Department) is leading a consultation process on potential changes to the NCSP Policy.

We are seeking views from the NCSP sector on proposed policy modifications that will give all NCSP participants a choice to screen using either a self-collected or a clinician-collected sample. Both options would be accessed through a healthcare provider.  At this stage, no formal decision to change NCSP policy has been made. The purpose of this consultation is to seek views from the sector on how such a policy change will impact stakeholders. The advice received will inform any future implementation plans. To participate in the consultation process please fill out the online survey. Submissions close on Friday 11 September 2020.

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