NCSP Register Central Team update

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Developing, testing and implementing changes to the register will be a focus over coming months.
The National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) Register Central Team has completed a number of tasks over the last few months to update the Register to allow acceptance of data from the revised Colposcopy Standards.

The work includes completion of technical requirements and updates to the HL7 Implementations Guide.

Over the coming months the team will focus on developing, testing and implementing changes to the Register to allow collection of new Colposcopy Standards data.

The team also completed a release during the quarter, the major component of which centred on the migration from Geostan to ESAM geocoding software, which provides mesh block address information for reporting purposes.

Work to make a text change to the cover sheet letter that accompanies overdue cervical smear reports (OCS) and smear takers’ recall reports (SRR) was completed ahead of schedule. The text change provides instruction to health facilities to return reports and additional information by either tracked courier or registered post.

Non-resident women

We have recently had a number of queries from laboratories regarding results for non-residents and would like to remind all laboratory staff and smear takers that legislation requires all cervical results to come to the Register, including those for non-resident women.

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Page last updated: 30 October 2013