From December 1, 2017, pap smears in Australia will be replaced by a new cervical screening test or HPV test. As a result, you may need to make sure your HotDoc Recalls are formatted correctly to account for this change.
Firstly, read our blog post below to learn more about the changes, then follow the instructions below should you need to update your HotDoc Recalls.
What do I need to update?
If your online appointment types were previously listed as 'Pap smear' you may need to adjust this in your HotDoc Dashboard.
- Change your Online Bookings appointment type by heading to Dashboard > Bookings > Appointment Types > click Edit, update to 'Cervical Screen' and Save:
If your HotDoc Recall Templates were labelled as 'Pap Smear', you may also need to update this.
- Head to your HotDoc Dashboard, click on Recalls > Template Groups > find your Pap Smear Template/s, and click the edit pencil icon:
- Update the Template name with 'Cervical Screening' or 'Cervical Screening Test':
- Update the Reminder message. You can use the message below (or alter it to your practice preferences).
Our records show that you are now due for a cervical screening test.
Cervical screening tests replaced pap smears from the 1st of December 2017. Cervical screening is just as safe and is more effective than having a Pap test every two years.
You should still have a cervical screening test even if you have had the HPV or cervical cancer vaccine in the past.
Simply book a “Cervical screening” appointment using the link below or by calling the practice on the phone number above.
If you have had this service at another clinic, please let us know so we may update your records.
- click the green Save button and you're done!