Cervical Screening for General Practitioners

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable and curable of all cancers. Regular pap tests, every two years, are recommended for women aged 20-69 years of age.
A pap test can detect and prevent up to 90 percent of common types of cervical cancer. Pap tests can be completed by the GP, as well as a trained practice nurse.

What Is Cervical Screening?

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable and curable of all cancers. Regular pap tests, every two years, are recommended for women aged 20-69 years of age. A pap test can detect and prevent up to 90 percent of common types of cervical cancer. Pap tests can be completed by the GP, as well as a trained practice nurse.

What is WentWest doing to support General Practice with Cervical Screening?

WentWest supports general practitioners with cervical screening through recall and reminder systems in Medical Director and Best Practice, item numbers and cervical screening PIP information, recording pap smears in medical software, education, patient information resources and practice visits.

The NSW Pap Test Register

The NSW Pap Test Register is the secure and classified database that stores women's pap tests. It is operated by the Cancer Institute NSW and is a Commonwealth and state-funded cervical screening program. The register also provides results and recall letters to patients. Services provided to health practitioners:
  • The register supplies the patient's Pap test details and follow-up test history to the health practitioner to assist in her care. Practitioners can contact the register to obtain the results and history of the patient on the Information Line: 1800 671 693 or (02) 8374 5692
  • There is a reminder service which gives health practitioners a list of patient's that are overdue for their Pap test.

Find out more about Cervical Screening

To find out more about Cervical Screening and how WentWest can assist you and your practice, contact General Practice and Allied Health Help Desk: (02) 8811 7117 (Option 2) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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