Breakfast and learn: Why offer self-collected cervical screening?

26 Sep 2023
07:00 AM - 08:00 AM


Available to
Practice Nurses
General Practitioners

Continuing Professional Development

1 hour Educational Activities - RACGP CPD hours

Event Location
North Western Melbourne PHN - Yarra Room
Level 5, 369 Royal Parade

Most women are suitable for self-collected cervical screening, this is not only convenient and easy for them, but also convenient and more time efficient for GPs. Our first breakfast and learn session will discuss why you should offer self-collected cervical screening in your practice.

This session will provide general practice staff with skills and knowledge to effectively support their patients to make an informed decision on cervical screening options.  

The session looks to build confidence in the self-collection method. Topics include: 

  • understanding when to offer, and when it can’t be offered 
  • how to utilise in clinical practice 
  • how to discuss with patients  
  • opportunity to engage patients in screening who may otherwise not have been. 

RACGP CPD hours 

At the end of the session, GPs will learn how NWMPHN can assist with Royal Australian College General Practitioner (RACGP) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours including tips and tricks on self-reporting Measuring Outcomes (MO) and Reviewing Performance (RP) hours. We will explain how to use a quality improvement activity we have developed to obtain MO and RP CPD hours. 


Professor Marion Saville AM, Executive Director and Public Officer - VCS Pathology, Australian Centre for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer

Professor Marion Saville AM is the executive director and public officer at the Australian Centre for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer, which includes VCS Pathology.  

Marion has served on cervical screening advisory committees in Australia, New Zealand and Ontario. She currently chairs the working group to review Australia’s Guidelines for the management of screen-detected abnormalities in the National Cervical Screening Program.  

Marion was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2020 for her significant service to women’s health through cervical screening initiatives

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Compare the options for cervical screening to support your patient to make an informed choice. 
  • Discuss clinical situations where self-collection can and cannot be offered. 
  • Explain how to achieve and self-report RACGP CPD activity hours.