Australian Government - Department of Health

Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC)

1276 - National Cervical Screening Program renewal

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Application Number1276
Application NameNational Cervical Screening Program Renewal
Description of Medical ServiceThe aim of the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) renewal is to ensure that all Australian women, human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinated and unvaccinated, have access to a cervical screening program that is acceptable, effective, efficient and based on current evidence.

This application will explore the evidence for alternative primary screening tools, and cervical screening pathways which may include triage testing options. The cervical screening age range and interval appropriate for these technologies will also be reviewed.
Description of Medical ConditionThe NCSP is a secondary prevention strategy which aims to detect pre-cancerous lesions before progression to cervical cancer.
Consultation Protocol28 May – 5 July 2012
PDF version Consultation Decision Analytic Protocol (DAP) (PDF 521 KB)
Word version of Consultation Decision Analytic Protocol (DAP) (Word 814 KB)
Final Protocol16 – 17 August 2012
PDF version Final Decision Analytic Protocol (DAP) (PDF 342 KB)
Word version Final Decision Analytic Protocol (DAP) (Word 560 KB)
ReportsReport, including Executive summary, review of evidence, modelled evaluation and errata
MSAC OutcomesPDF version Public Summary Document (PDF 639 KB)
Word version Public Summary Document (Word 945 KB)
Please read the Public Summary Document from the 4 April 2014 MSAC meeting in conjunction with the statement contained on the Cancer Screening website.

Meetings for this Application

Meeting Type:Date:
PASC12 – 13 April 2012
ESC10 – October 2013
13 – February 2014
MSAC 28 – 29 November 2013
3 – 4 April 2014

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