Let down: Doctors losing faith in cervical register

Eighteen months after it went live, the screening program is still missing patient records

Gaps in patient records of cervical screening are still coming to light 18 months after the national cancer screening register went live, doctors say.

GP Dr Elly Warren.
GP Dr Elly Warren.

GPs and other specialists have reported that missing details include past treatment and abnormal results.

Dubbing the system a “let-down” for women and clinicians, Melbourne gynaecologist Dr Bronwen Eldridge says the gaps in records are “not just