Resources for health professionals

Clinical practice guidelines for nurses undertaking cervical screening in Victoria

The UPDATED 2013 clinical practice guidelines [pdf 664K] are available to download.

Contents include:

  • Policy and guidelines for cervical screening
  • Strategies for reaching unscreened and underscreened women
  • Effective work environment, policies and practice, which includes information on nurse-led clinics, infection control and promoting cervical screening services
  • How to take a reproductive and sexual health history
  • General women's health

This edition of the guidelines was developed by Family Planning Victoria through funding from PapScreen Victoria.

Resource order form
PapScreen's online order form provides a list of resources for health professionals.

PapScreen Victoria publishes Speculum, an email newsletter for nurse cervical screening providers, three times a year. This contains new information about Pap tests, cervical cancer, HPV and the HPV vaccine. We also publish an events and workshops eBulletin.

If you would like to sign up for email versions of Speculum and/or the eBulletin please email

Current edition:




Identification project: consent poster
When collecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse identification information it is important for all health professionals to explain to the patient where her information is being recorded.

To aid this explanation, PapScreen has produced a consent poster to display in your waiting room or consultation room. Further copies can be accessed here.

'Our nurse can take your Pap test' sign
This poster can be placed in waiting rooms to advertise nurse availability. Download the poster here.

Victorian Cervical Cytology Registry: Nurse Report
The VCCR Nurse Report provides statistics on nurse cervical screening provider activity each year, including breakdowns by age and geographical location.

Loan items available
PapScreen Victoria has some loan items available for health professionals and community educators.

Cancer Council Helpline