Gold Coast Health has one colposcopy nurse, but with the increase in referrals to the colposcopy clinic we needed to increase our nurse colposcopy capacity. There are no training programs in Australia for nurse colposcopy. Over 2018/19 a Nurse Practitioner is being trained to perform colposcopy and LETZ procedures. The existing colposcopy nurse and medical staff at Gold Coast Health are training the nurse practitioner using an internationally approved training and accreditation program.
The project has successfully navigated healthcare system challenges to deliver change, improvement and innovation in the health service and has presented at the Clinical Excellence Queensland Showcase 2019.