Interim arrangements for the National Cervical Screening Program

27 April 2017

The College has received correspondence from Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy outlining the interim NCSP arrangements, as well as how the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items for cervical screening will change from 1 May until 1 December 2017.

Regular screening remains the best way to prevent cervical cancer, and women should not delay cervical screening. The National Health and Medical Research Council 2005 Screening to Prevent Cervical Cancer: Guidelines for the Management of asymptomatic women with screen-detected abnormalities (2005 Guidelines) remain in place until 30 November 2017. It is important that healthcare professionals continue to encourage women to screen under the current NCSP.



Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019: proposed amendments

The proposed amendments call into question the standards and ethics of the medical profession, seeking to regulate and control practice.



Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019

RANZCOG recognises the complexities associated with late term abortions, and supports a process by which late term abortions can be lawfully performed where appropriate.



Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019

The peak body for obstetrics and gynaecology and women’s health, RANZCOG, welcomes the tabling of the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019 in the NSW Parliament and urges all MPs to vote in favour.