Information for healthcare providers

The National Cancer Screening Register (NCSR) plays a vital role in supporting the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program and the National Cervical Screening Program.

The three main functions of the NCSR are to:

  • send invitations and reminder letters to participants
  • provide a safety net for when a person is at risk
  • provide access to your patients’ screening information.

Healthcare providers can access and submit information to the NCSR via a range of digital channels, including a Healthcare Provider Portal and by integrating your clinical software.

You can also complete requests on patients’ behalf, such as requesting to defer next screening dates or ordering replacement bowel test kits to be issued to  a patient’s home, or issue kits directly to eligible patients via the alternative access to kits model.

Change to eligible age for bowel screening

From 1 July 2024, people aged 45 to 49 can join the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.


People aged 45 to 49 will be able to request their first free kit via the NCSR website or from their doctor.