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Changes to the National Cervical Screening Program

The National Cervical Screening Program will change to human papillomavirus (HPV) testing from May 2017. Read more about the changes and what they mean for women aged 18-69 years.

Until the new program starts, women aged 18–69 should continue their regular 2-yearly screening, whether they are HPV-vaccinated or not.

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Fit for surgery: managing iron deficiency

Iron deficiency and anaemia are serious but treatable conditions. For patients undergoing surgery, anaemia is a predictor of blood transfusion, which is associated with worse clinical outcomes. 

GPs can help patients avoid transfusion by identifying and correcting iron deficiency before surgery. NPS and NBA have created a suite of resources to assist.

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