About the National Cancer Screening Register

The National Cancer Screening Register (NCSR) is run by Telstra Health.

Page last updated: 18 November 2019

The Department of Health appointed Telstra Health to develop and operate a new NCSR to support the expansion of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program and the renewed National Cervical Screening Program.

Find out more about the NCSR

The NCSR holds personal information, including:

  • your name, contact details, age and gender
  • your Medicare number
  • your screening test results
  • details for your health professionals
  • details of any further tests you may have, such as colonoscopy and histopathology.

Your personal details will be used to:

  • remind you to complete your screening test
  • help you to receive appropriate follow-up and access to health services in accordance with clinical guidelines
  • send reminders to you and your nominated doctor
  • contact medical service providers to request relevant reports be submitted to the National Cancer Screening Register
  • check Medicare and Department of Veterans’ Affairs claims for bowel examinations if required
  • monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the Program and its impact on the incidence of bowel cancer.
The NCSR is bound by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act), including the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs), and the National Cancer Screening Register Act 2016. You can access the privacy policy through the National Cancer Screening Register’s website or by calling the National Cancer Screening Register Contact Centre on 1800 118 701.

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