BC Cancer Cervix Screening is implementing significant program updates on December 7, 2020 that have an impact on primary care:

New Facilitated Referral Process

The program is implementing a facilitated referral process for cervix screening participants with cytology results that recommend colposcopy follow-up. The new process will reduce wait times for cytology follow-up and improve adherence to follow-up by ensuring patients are referred for colposcopy quickly. When the Cervix Screening Program receives a cervix screening result that recommends colposcopy follow-up, it will send a referral to a colposcopy clinic based on the patient’s postal code. Primary care providers will receive a Notice of Referral indicating that a patient has been referred for colposcopy by the program on your behalf.

For more information, please refer to this fact sheet or visit www.screeningbc.ca/health-professionals

Direct Patient Recall

BC Cancer Cervix Screening will begin recalling patients directly with mailed reminder letters when they are due for re-screening. Patients will receive reminder letters 8 weeks before their due date and on their due date. If the Cervix Screening program does not receive a Pap result by 12 weeks after the patient’s due date, a notice will be sent to the primary care provider.

This recall protocol is based on the recommendation of a BC Cancer Screening Primary Care Provider Working Group.

If there are questions, please contact the BC Cancer Cervix Screening Program at screening@bccancer.bc.ca or 604-877-6000 (ext 675365)

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