1276 - National Cervical Screening Program renewal

Page last updated: 12 October 2016

Application Detail



Description of Medical Service

The 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 Condition

The NCSP is a secondary prevention strategy which aims to detect pre-cancerous lesions before progression to cervical cancer.

Reason for Application


Medical Service Type


Previous Application Number

Not Applicable

Associated Documentation

Application Form


PICO Confirmation

16 – 17 August 2012
Final Decision Analytic Protocol (DAP) (PDF 342 KB)
Final Decision Analytic Protocol (DAP) (Word 560 KB)

Assessment Report

Report, including Executive summary, review of evidence, modelled evaluation and errata

Public Summary Document

Public Summary Document (PDF 639 KB)
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


12 – 13 April 2012


10 – October 2013
13 – February 2014


28 – 29 November 2013
3 – 4 April 2014