Delivering a Healthy WA
WA Cervical Cancer Prevention Program

Nerida Steel (Program Manager) of the WA Cervical Cancer Prevention Program announces:

"General Practitioner's that deliver cervical screening services are critical to women's wellbeing and the continued success of the WA Cervical Screening Program. In October 2013, the Program will be disseminating a survey to all GPs that have provided cervical screening services in the past 12 months.

The survey aims to investigate GP's views on human papillomavirus vaccines, knowledge of the current cervical screening policy and management pathways and participation in the Practice Incentive Program (Cervical Screening). I greatly appreciate and thank GPs in advance for their time, expertise and contribution to this initiative and I look forward to working together in the promotion of women's health and wellbeing."

For further information regarding this initiative please contact us.

Regular Pap smears prevent cervical cancer. Protect yourself.

Pap smears save lives:

  • Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable of all cancers
  • If you are aged 18-70 years and have ever been sexually active you should have regular Pap smears every two years
  • Even if you have had the vaccination for Human Papillomavirus (HPV), you still need to have regular Pap smears every two years

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Register your activity now for May campaign

The WACCPP is encouraging all organisations to register an activity to support the 2014 Cervical Cancer Prevention Campaign.

All organisations that register an activity can access a range of resources and incentive items free of charge.

To register your activity please visit the Campaign page.

WA Pap Smear Provider Initiative

Nurses and midwives that are credentialed Pap smear providers (PSPs) ensure that women have access to high quality cervical screening services and assist women in overcoming potential barriers that may prevent them from participating in regular cervical screening.

Kristy Cooper
Kristy Cooper, Senior Nurse, Nurse Practitioner Candidate, Coral Bay

"As a credentialed PSP, I feel that I have the skills and competencies to deliver high quality Pap smears in my remote location (which does not have a permanent medical officer presence). Being a credentialed PSP ensures that the Coral Bay Community has quality of service provision, gender sensitivity, effective health surveillance, early detection and interventions."

NEW Pap smear provider credentialing forms
Changes to credentialing and re-credentialing processes are effective 1 January 2014. If you are credentialing or re-credentialing after 1 January 2014 please contact us on 08 9323 6788 or at cervicalscreening@health.wa.gov.au to request updated forms.

Find out more information about WA Pap Smear Providers.

Women update your contact details

When you are overdue for a Pap smear, the Cervical Cytology Registry (CCR) of WA will send you a reminder letter.

To update your contact details call the CCR on 13 15 56.