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Cervical Quality Improvement Program

The Cervical Quality Improvement Program (C-QuIP) is a mini传媒入口 quality assurance activity for practising colposcopists. Certification of participation covers both diagnostic and therapeutic colposcopy streams. 

Colposcopy Online Learning Program

Log into C-QuIP’s online modules, the Colposcopy Online Learning Program (COLP) through our e-Learning portal, Acquire.


Certification

Information on C-QuIP requirements can be accessed below.

Practising colposcopists (Fellows)

Certification requirements听Australia

Confirmation of colposcopy practice

Confirmation that all treatments have been logged with histology, aiming for high-grade changes in 80% of cases

Confirmation that colposcopic data has been submitted to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) through the National Cervical Screening Register (NCSR) as mandated by legislation

Confirmation of attendance at a dedicated educational colposcopy course or scientific meeting OR having completed the Colposcopy Online Learning Program

Fellows are required to complete and submit the听form when applying for C-QuIP certification.听

Certification requirements听Aotearoa New Zealand

A minimum of 75 colposcopies is no longer needed and instead the requirements for certification of participation in C-QuIP include the following:

confirmation of colposcopy practice through submission of Gynaecology Plus reports (Standard 1) or any other report collected by practice software

confirmation that all treatments have been logged with histology, aiming for high-grade changes in 80% of cases

confirmation of attendance at a dedicated educational colposcopy course or scientific meeting OR having completed the Colposcopy Online Learning Program

Note: Aotearoa New Zealand Fellows should remain aware of the requirements mandated by the National Screening Unit.

mini传媒入口 trainees

mini传媒入口 trainees can apply for听C-QuIP certification in their sixth year of Fmini传媒入口 training.听

To apply, trainees must:

have completed the appropriate Colposcopy Online Learning Program (COLP) within 12 months prior to application

provide evidence through their TAR of having completed 100 colposcopic examinations, 50 of which must be new cases

provide evidence of satisfactory completion of the Colposcopy Assessment of Procedural Surgical Skills (APSS)

complete a logbook of 10 documented treatments for high-grade lesions of the cervix (therapeutic stream)

provide a Letter of Competency signed off by their training supervisor

Please note that the signed Letter of Competency covers completion of numbers 2 and 4; copies of these do not need to be sent in.听

Documents can be emailed to听cquip@ranzcog.edu.au.

Documents and resources

听鈥 COLP Australia and COLP New Zealand and Overseas听

Non-mini传媒入口 members

Please note:听mini传媒入口 does not provide training or credentialing for non-mini传媒入口 members to perform colposcopy in any capacity; diagnostic or otherwise. Credentialing should be done locally.听C-QuIP is a quality assurance program and not a formal qualification.

mini传媒入口 C-QuIP certification requirements

New applicants (diagnostic):

Complete the appropriate Colposcopy Online Learning Program (COLP) within 12 months prior to application for C-QuIP certification

Provide proof of attendance at an approved Colposcopy Course in the last three years prior to applying for certification

Complete a logbook of 100 colposcopic examinations, 50 of which must be new cases

Provide a Letter of Competency signed off by their training supervisor

New applicants (therapeutic):

To be certified as a treating colposcopist, new applicants should provide evidence of 15 treatments in the preceding three years that have been supervised by a C-QuIP-certified practitioner; all treatments must be logged with histology.

A treating colposcopist should aim to have histological evidence of high-grade changes (punch biopsy and/or loop specimen) in 80% of cases.

Documents and resources

New Applicants Logbook can be used to record colposcopies; each completed page should be checked and signed off by the relevant mini传媒入口 Supervisor using the signature box

Letter of Competency for sign off

鈥 COLP Australia and COLP New Zealand.

Colposcopy data collection Australia

The听National Cancer Screening Register Rules 2017听require colposcopists to provide the following cervical information to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) through the Register within 14 days of the procedure:

individuals test results

results of follow-up procedures

diagnosis (or clearance) of cancer; and听

treatment information in relation to pre-cancerous abnormalities

Colposcopy data can be submitted to the Register on the听听or through their听.


Maintaining certification

Recertification requirements Aotearoa New Zealand

Provide evidence of having attended a dedicated educational colposcopy course or scientific meeting OR by completion of the Colposcopy Online Learning Program (COLP).

Note:听Aotearoa New Zealand Fellows should remain aware of the requirements mandated by the National Screening Unit (NSU).

Recertification requirements Australia

Submission of your colposcopy data听to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) through the NCSR as mandated by legislation

Documented participation in a听dedicated educational colposcopy course or scientific meeting听OR听by completing the Colposcopy Online Learning Program (COLP)

Only a course/meeting completion certificate is required to be emailed to听cquip@ranzcog.edu.au听for recertification.

Individual colposcopy quality assurance reports from the NCSR are not currently available. We do not have a timeframe for when these will be sent out.


mini传媒入口 CPD

Please look at page 10 of the mini传媒入口 Guide to CPD for information on how to claim hours for colposcopy. 

The RANZOG CPD Framework can be found here


Links and useful resources

The following are some useful internet links shown in alphabetical order:

A full list of national societies associated with the International Federation for Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy (IFCPC) can be accessed听.


Courses and meetings

For听upcoming ASCCP meetings and courses,听please see this link听.


Contact us

For further information regarding the Cervical Quality Improvement Program (C-QuIP),
please contact the C-QuIP Lead:


Phone: +61 3 9412 2938
Fax: 61 3 9419 0672
Email: cquip@ranzcog.edu.au

ADDRESS
Djeembana, 1 Bowen Crescent Naarm (Melbourne), Victoria 3004, Australia.