From 1 December 2017, SurgicalPerformance makes it easy for gynaecologists to report colposcopies to the new National Cancer Screening Register
The renewed National Cervical Screening Program will transform cervical cancer screening to HPV-based testing, continuing to make Australia a leader in cervical cancer screening.
The National Cancer Screening Register (NCSR) will be collecting data on HPV status, cytology, histopathology, and colposcopy. From 1 December 2017, pathologists and colposcopists will be required to report cervical screening data to the NCSR.
SurgicalPerformance has been working with the NCSR to submit our users’ colposcopy data from 1 DEC 2017 into the NCSR. SurgicalPerformance users can opt into this service for their colposcopy entries and therefore fulfil their legal obligations requirement. Our users’ colposcopy data that were collected prior to 1 December does not need to be submitted to the NCSR.
Here are the most important changes that our users should be aware of:
- Patients’ details (including ID) needs to be stated (colposcopy data will be linked to HPV and cytology data).
- The colposcopist’s identity needs to be stated (NCSR has an obligation to follow up on incomplete data).
- Stating the patient and the colposcopist ID and reporting colposcopy data to the NCSR is mandatory by law (National Cancer Screening Register Act 2016).
- We have made some amendments to our existing data fields in line with these new obligations and they will be ready for you by 1 December.
- We are working closely with NCSR and as soon as the electronic upload of data from SurgicalPerformace into the new register is ready, our users can submit the legally required documents to NCSR electronically via a secure (encrypted) link.
- Until the NCSR is ready to receive electronic data, SurgicalPerformance will enable you to generate a PDF paper form of the colposcopy record to be faxed or posted to NCSR. Producing the paper form and posting it to NCSR is not automatic; you need to trigger it.
- Colposcopy reporting for NCSR will be available for Premium users only.
For those who have not used the colposcopy module yet
Colposcopy reporting will become mandatory from 1 DEC 2017. All colposcopies from 1 December 2017 need to be reported to the NCSR.
You can do so by downloading a paper form from the internet and completing that.
SurgicalPerformance will give you an opportunity to gain insights and knowledge and to compare your outcomes with other colposcopists’ in Australia, all while earning CPD points and fulfilling your legal reporting requirements.
You can learn how many times you have negative/positive margins after a LLETZ; how many times the biopsy results correlate with the final histopathology result; how many recurrences develop after 12 months.