Public consultation

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Information on public consultation

Public consultation dates

These guidelines are for public comment from the period of 15 February to 15 March 2016 (Note: This is inclusive of Tuesday, 15 March 2016 and we asked to submit by COB AEDT. Please contact guidelines (at) cancer.org.au if you have questions).

Comments on the draft are considered by the Working Party members for the initial iteration of the guidelines.

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How to submit comments

Step 1: Create a user account

Before you comment,please create a user account by completing the simple registration form. Once you complete the user registration form, you will automatically be logged in and directed back to this content page.

By having a user account on our website, your comments can be attributed to you and you also receive alerts updating you on any replies to your comments.

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Step 2: Review the guideline content and comment via blue comment button

Browse and review the draft Cervical Cancer Prevention guidelines content.

Click the blue Comment area.PNG comment area to expand the comment section and follow the prompts.

You can attach any references/citations as part of your comment. For general comments relating to the whole draft guidelines document, please go to the draft Cervical Cancer Prevention guidelines landing page and use the general comment below the table of contents. PDF and Word documents can not be attached. Please copy and paste text into the comment box area, or email guidelines (at) cancer.org.au with the relevant attachment.

General Information on how to comment

When commenting on the public consultation document, you might consider the following:

  • Have any issues in the applicable section been overlooked (but appear to fall within the scope of this guideline)?
  • Potential inconsistencies or any disagreements with the working party's interpretation of the evidence or consensus-based recommendations
  • The practical value of the provisional draft recommendations

If you have identified any gaps or errors in the content please suggest suitable text for inclusion. Statements regarding the inclusion/exclusion of issues should be clearly supported by scientific evidence and referenced.

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Comments on language and terminology and other

  • If you have comments on the language and terminology of the guidelines please provide suggested replacement text.
  • The Working Party would appreciate suggestions for future research.

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How we process comments and what we won't accept

How we process comments:

  • All comments will be screened by the Manager, Clinical Guidelines Network Cancer Council Australia and any inappropriate comments may be removed. Minor changes (e.g. correcting a typographical error) may be made immediately.
  • At the end of the consultation period all relevant comments will be reviewed by the Guidelines Working Party.
  • Cancer Council Australia reserves the right to summarise and edit comments received during consultation, or not to publish them at all, where in reasonable opinion of Cancer Council Australia, the comments are voluminous, publication would be unlawful or publication would be otherwise inappropriate.
  • It will not be possible to provide a response to each individual comment. If necessary we will contact the individuals where further clarification is required. Where appropriate, modifications will be made to the wiki document.

We are unable to accept:

  • Comments that are not made using the Wiki ‘Make a comment’ function
  • Confidential information or personal medical information about yourself or another person from which your or the other person’s identity could be ascertained.

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How we respond to additional/new evidence suggestions

  • All comments with evidence suggestions will be screened by our technical team. If new submitted evidence meets the inclusion and exclusion criteria of the associated question review protocol, the process outlined on Guidelines development process followed to include the submitted study.

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Problems submitting a comment?

If you have difficulties using the ‘Make a comment’ function please contact the Manager, Clinical Guidelines Network, Cancer Council Australia at guidelines(at)cancer.org.au

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