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 (the National Register) contact centre. This is done with either a Medicare provider number or a Register Identifier number.

What's changed

The National Register has centralised the process for cervical screening healthcare providers to access participant data.

Healthcare providers with or without a Medicare provider number (or their representatives) need to authenticate with the National Register to access participant information. Healthcare providers without a Medicare provider number can apply to receive a Register Identifier number from the National Register.

The Register Identifier is a unique number that is used to authenticate cervical screening providers who do not have access to a Medicare provider number, when calling the contact centre to access participant information. 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:

Healthcare providers without a Medicare Provider Number

Register your access to the National Register

To register for a Register Identifier and to gain access to participant data in the National Register, 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.

Access to participant data

To access participant data, you will need to call the 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.

Healthcare providers with a Medicare Provider Number

You will not need to register to access participant data through the National Register. 

Access to participant data 

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

  • full name 
  • Medicare provider number/s 
  • individual address linked to the Medicate provider number 

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

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.