Lunch and learn: Quality improvement activity – increasing cervical screening rates in your practice (QIM 9)

Hear from the National Cancer Screening Register about how to access your patients screening status and cervical screening histories electronically, directly through your clinical information system.

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  • Date

    Thursday 25th August 2022

  • Time

    12:30pm - 1:15pm

  • Venue

    Online

Event Details

Hear from the National Cancer Screening Register about how to access your patients screening status and cervical screening histories electronically, directly through your clinical information system.

Cancer screening is a valuable health intervention against cervical cancer; however, it has relatively low rates of uptake. During the pandemic, the number of eligible women being screened for cervical cancer has decreased.

This session is focused on:

  • how to implement a cervical screening quality improvement activity (Quality Improvement Measure 9 cervical screening - the number of female patients who are aged 25-74 years who have not had a hysterectomy and who have had a cervical screening test within the previous 5 years (HPV)
  • using POLAR to assist you in increasing the cervical screening rates in your practice
  • tracking your progress using POLAR data.

Learning outcomes

  • implementing a quality improvement activity
  • how do I identify the rate of cervical screening of eligible women in my practice
  • is your practice recording cervical screening results correctly?
  • how to use POLAR to identify eligible women for screening
  • connect your practice to the Nation Cancer Screening Register.

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