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Health professionals are well placed to speak to Tasmanian men and women about cancer prevention, early detection and the importance of participating in breast screening, bowel screening and cervical screening programs.

Population Screening and Cancer Prevention recognises health professionals as an important channel to encouraging participation in cancer screening programs.

On this page, you can find information about:

Cervical screening history requests

The Tasmanian Cervical Screening Register can provide health care providers with their patient's cervical screening history to assist in:

  • making a diagnosis
  • recommending treatment
  • determining when your patient should have their next cervical cancer test.

The Tasmanian Cervical Screening Register can be contacted between 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday:

Position statements

Position statements are under review. Contact us for more information

Publications and resources



Cervix Sampling Card

A guide to taking a high-quality Pap smear.

Cervical Screening Essentials – Information Kit

An information kit to assist health professionals to take appropriate action on Pap smear reports.

Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice (Red Book)

Available on the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners website

HPV – A guide for practitioners

A guide for health professionals that explains the facts about the Human Papilloma Virus.

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program Status UpdateA National Bowel Cancer Screening Program status update for Tasmanian General Practitioners.

Tasmanian Breast Cancer Resource for Health Workers

A training resource produced for health professionals in Tasmania.

Go to Breast Cancer Training Resource to download the document.