'No time to rest on laurels,' GPs urged over HPV testing

RACGP spokesperson Dr Lara Roeske says more awareness is needed to encourage uptake, which still sits at just 54% of eligible women

GPs can help boost cervical screening rates by discussing the test with women when they present for other reasons, and offering self-collection when appropriate, a new survey suggests.

Dr Lara Roeske.

With Medicare data revealing only 54% of eligible women participated in screening in 2018, Pathology Awareness Australia surveyed 675 women to find out why some have delayed or missed HPV testing and what would