Supporting your patients

The NCSR platform enables a single electronic record for eligible people participating in bowel and cervical screening.

It digitally links healthcare providers and laboratories with the NCSR, providing real-time access to participant screening information to inform appropriate clinical management.

This information is for healthcare providers who provide cervical or bowel screening services for program participants, including:

  • general practitioners (GPs)
  • nurses trained in cervical or bowel screening
  • specialists such as colposcopists, gynaecologists and gastroenterologists
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander healthcare practitioners.

You can use the NCSR to:

  • order your patient a National Bowel Cancer Screening Program Test Kit
  • check patient screening information and program status 
  • receive reminders for patients overdue for screening or follow-up
  • manage your patient’s participation in the bowel and cervical screening programs
  • check and update patient details
  • view and submit screening information about your patient, such as colonoscopy or colposcopy information
  • view patient program correspondence for bowel and cervical screening programs
  • nominate other people to assist your patient, including another doctor or a personal representative.

Use the Healthcare Provider Portal or integrated clinical software to complete these actions online.

For more information call 1800 627 701 or refer to the Quick Start Guide for Healthcare Providers.

This information is for laboratory providers, scientists and pathologists.

You can use the NCSR to:

  • request and view screening histories
  • submit pathology results

The Healthcare Provider Portal enables you to view participant screening histories and next screening date online.

For more information call 1800 627 701 or refer to the Quick Start Guide for Healthcare Providers.

HPV positivity rates – benchmarking reports for pathology labs

One of the key elements of quality assessment for the National Cervical Screening Program is for pathology laboratories to routinely assess their HPV detection rate ('positivity rate'). Laboratories are expected to compare the HPV detection rate against national benchmarks.

For more information, please see HPV positivity rates.

This information is for specialists who perform colposcopies.

You can use the NCSR to:

  • check patient screening history, reminders or if they are overdue for screening or follow-up
  • check and update patient details
  • complete the Colposcopy & Treatment Form to update a participants screening record

Use the Healthcare Provider Portal or integrated clinical software to complete these actions online.

For more information call 1800 627 701 or refer to the Quick Start Guide for Colposcopists.

This information is for specialists who perform colonoscopies and other related tests.

You can use the NCSR to:

  • check patient screening histories and test results
  • check and update patient details
  • complete the colonoscopy and histopathology forms to update clinical recommendations and referral details.

Use the Healthcare Provider Portal or integrated clinical software to complete these actions online.

For more information call 1800 627 701 or refer to the Quick Start Guide for Healthcare Providers who perform colonoscopy and histopathology.