Clinical guidelines and resources

These guidelines and resources support health professionals when managing abnormal Pap test results and talking to patients about cervical screening

Page last updated: 05 November 2013

NHMRC guidelines

In June 2005, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) approved Screening to Prevent Cervical Cancer: Guidelines for the Management of Asymptomatic Women with Screen Detected Abnormalities.

The guidelines were formulated in line with NHMRC standards for clinical practice guidelines to assist women and health professionals achieve the best outcomes in the management of abnormal Pap test results.


There are a number of resources available that may assist clinicians during consultations.

Early Detection is the Best Protection

When did you last have a Pap smear?

An abnormal Pap smear result: What this means for you?

Cervical Screening Essentials Information Kit

The link between cervical cancer and HPV

These can be ordered from Publications and resources.

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