Paradigm shift in women’s healthcare

There will be fewer opportunities for other health checks and interventions, with cervical screening visits over a lifetime dropping from an average 26 per woman to just nine.

Speaking at the Preventing Cervical Cancer conference in Melbourne last week, the chair of the National Cervical Screening Program Renewal committee, Professor Ian Hammond, said implementation of the new scheme, set for May 2017, will mean “a radical change” in referral and management.