Healthcare providers accessing participant data through the NCSR

Overview

Participant information for the National Cervical Screening Program can be accessed through the National Cancer Screening Register (NCSR) contact centre. This is done with either a Medicare provider number or a Register Identifier number. 

What's new

The NCSR has centralised the process for cervical screening healthcare providers to access participant data through the NCSR.

Healthcare providers with or without a Medicare provider number (or their representatives) will need to contact the NCSR to register their details. Healthcare providers without a Medicare provider number will receive a Register Identifier number from the NCSR.

The Register Identifier is a unique number allocated to a provider, that is used to verify access to participant data each time a provider calls the NCSR contact centre. Depending on the requirements of the state or territory, healthcare providers who deliver services across multiple locations may have multiple Register Identifiers.

This page contains information about:

  • Register access for healthcare providers with a Medicare provider number
  • Register access for healthcare providers without a Medicare provider number
  • How to update your details in the Register

Healthcare providers with a Medicare provider number

Register your access to the NCSR 

You will not need to register to access participant data through the NCSR. The contact centre has your Medicare provider details, supplied earlier to Medicare when applying for a provider number. 

Submit a screening test

To submit a screening test to a pathology laboratory, the participant form must include: 

  • your Medicare provider number 
  • the participant’s Medicare number. 

The participant’s Medicare number allow easy identification of your participant. 

Access to participant data 

To access participant data, you will need to call the NCSR contact centre and verify your details by providing the following information: 

  • full name 
  • Medicare provider number/s or Healthcare Provider Identifier – individual 
  • address linked to the Medicate provider number 

If the operator is unable to verify your details, further information may be required.

Healthcare providers without a Medicare Provider Number

Register your access to the NCSR

To register for a Register Identifier and to gain access to the NCSR, you will need to complete the Register Identifier Number request form or call the contact centre on 1800 627 701 and provide the following information:

  • full name
  • clinic/practice name and phone number

The contact centre operator will then call your clinic/practice to confirm your details.

Further information may be requested if the contact centre operator is unable to verify your details.

Submit a screening test

When submitting screening tests to public pathology laboratories, it is essential that you include on participant forms:

  • your Register Identifier number in place of a Medicare provider number (if submitting to a private lab, please use your Chief Medical Officer’s, or equivalent, Medicare provider number)
  • the participant’s Medicare number.

The participant’s Medicare number allows easy identification of your participant.

Access to participant data

To access participant data, you will need to call the NCSR contact centre and verify your details by providing the following information:

  • full name
  • Register Identifier 
  • clinic/practice address linked to the Register Identifier 

Further information may be required if the operator is unable to verify your details.

Update your details

If your details change (e.g. your name or workplace details) call the NCSR contact centre on 1800 627 701 to update your record.