Delays to the National Cervical Cancer Renewal and National Cancer Screening Register

The Department of Health has released a media statement confirming a revised start date of 1 December 2017 for the new HPC screening program.

The Commonwealth Department of Health has reached an agreement with representatives of the Australian Pathology providers which will ensure that women will be able to continue to access the current Pap Test to screen for cervical cancer until a new testing program begins on 1 December 2017.

We await further information/ confirmation regarding the new Medicare item for the Liquid-Based Cytology.

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