Boost cervical cancer screening participation
Develop an understanding of HPV self-collection and its role in improving cervical screening participation.
The World Health Organization has launched the Global Strategy to Accelerate the Elimination of Cervical Cancer, with Australia on track to achieve elimination by 2030.
To achieve elimination in Australia, GPs and Nurse Cervical Screening Providers will play a pivotal role in encouraging and endorsing cervical screening participation. HPV self-collection can help eliminate cervical cancer by reaching people who have never screened or are overdue for screening.
It enables people who meet specific eligibility criteria to take their own vaginal sample for HPV testing.
Self-collection is an important component of the National Cervical Screening Program, as it helps overcome barriers to cervical cancer screening and provides a safe and culturally appropriate alternative for under-screened groups.
Importantly, self-collection is equally as sensitive for the detection of CIN2+/AIS and HPV as a practitioner-collected CST.
The HPV Self-Collection Clinical Audit will assist GPs and Nurse Cervical Screening Providers to identify under-screened patients eligible for self-collection, encourage routine cervical screening to patients, and provide resources and tools for quality improvement.
To learn more, download our information flyer and listen to a short message from Australian Centre for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer Executive Director, Professor Marion Saville AM, below.
The expected timeframe for completion of this course is 6-12 months. This course is CPD accredited with the following organisations:
- Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) – 40 CPD points in the 2020-2022 triennium.
- Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) for the 2020-2022 triennium – PDP hours: 6 Outcome measurement.
- Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) – 8 CPD hours
- Australian College of Nursing (ACN) – 8 CPD hours.
You may also be eligible for the Practice Incentive Program (PIP) Quality Improvement Incentive. Please speak to your local PHN for more information.https://vimeo.com/559778722
Program contentLearning outcomes
This module will assist you to achieve the following learning outcomes:
- Identify people who are eligible to take their own vaginal HPV test.
- Assess your own practice records management processes to ensure cervical screening results are up-to-date.
- Implement quality improvements to your practice to improve cervical screening uptake in under-screened patients.
- About HPV Self-Collection
- How It Works
- STEP 1: Identify Underscreened Patients
- STEP 2: Determine Eligibility
- STEP 3: Initial Data Collection Plan
- STEP 4. Identify and Implement Quality Improvements
- STEP 5: Monitor Progress and Sustain Improvement
- Resource Kit