Report released on cervical cancer screening in NSW

An important report has been released describing geographical patterns across NSW in cervical cancer screening participation rates, prevalence of high-grade cervical abnormalities and rates of clinical investigation within two-months after an abnormal Pap test for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women. This work was undertaken by Cancer Council Queensland in collaboration with the Menzies School of Health Research. Find a copy of the report here.

The Supportive Care Needs Assessment Tool for Indigenous people is now available!

We are very pleased to announce that the online training module for the  Supportive Care Needs Assessment Tool for Indigenous people (SCNAT-IP) is now available.

The Supportive Care Needs Assessment Tool for Indigenous People (SCNAT-IP) is an evidence based supportive care needs assessment tool which accommodates the language, customs and culture-specific needs of Indigenous people with cancer.

As a health professional working in cancer care, you can use the SCNAT-IP tool as part of routine practice to identify the unmet support needs of your patient. Accurate measurement using the SCNAT-IP tool is important to improve care for Indigenous people with cancer.

Please visit www.scnatip.org for more information, and to do the training and download the tool.