Annual Information Statement 2017

Legal Name
VCS Foundation Ltd

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Main activity
Other health service delivery
Main activities
  • Research
  • Other health service delivery
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
VCS Ltd. delivers on its charitable purposes through three service functions, namely:VCS Pathology supports the cervical screening program: providing a high quality and efficient screening service for Victorian women at risk of cervical cancer. In 2016/17 VCS Pathology reported 287,545 Pap tests, representing 50.25% of the Pap smears taken in Victoria. VCS Pathology continued with the Compass Main Trial which is a clinical trial of up to 121,000 women, comparing 2.5-yearly Pap test screening with 5 yearly Human Papillomavirus (HPV) screening. It is the first large scale clinical trial internationally to assess these screening tests in an HPV vaccinated population and is being carried out by VCS in collaboration with Cancer Council NSW. The Main Trial recruitment was 66,443 at 30 June 17.In addition, VCS Pathology provides free educational sessions and resources for medical and health professionals to improve skills and knowledge about cervical screening, HPV and Chlamydia to General Practioners, Registrars and Nurses. Victorian Cervical Cytology Registry (VCCR) is a key component of the cervical screening program, recording results of most Pap smears performed in Victoria. The register contains a linked record for each woman, detailing Pap smear results and subsequent investigations. In 2016/17 432,408 Pap smear reminder letters were sent to Victorian women. VCCR provides a history link for laboratories and produces statistical information and reports on cervical screening. In addition, the South Australian Cervix Screening Program Register is administered by VCCR under contract to the South Australian Department of Health. Within this function, VCS Ltd. also delivers the participant follow up function for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program in Victoria. National HPV Program Register (NHVPR) plays an essential role in supporting effective delivery and completion of HPV vaccination courses and in monitoring and evaluating the HPV vaccination program. NHVPR records HPV vaccinations administered, undertakes follow up and reminder functions, conducts research and produces statistical information on the National HPV Vaccination Program. In 2016/17, around 994,099 immunisation records were added.
Main beneficiary
General community in Australia
Other beneficiaries
  • Females
  • Males
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period
  • South Australia
  • Victoria
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 107
  • Part time employees: 47
  • Casual employees: 27
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 147
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 0

Section D: Finance

Charity's 2017 reporting period
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements - reduced disclosure regime
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Did your charity have any related party transactions?
Does your charity have documented policies or processes about related party transactions?

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
Revenue from providing goods or services
Revenue from government including grants
Revenue from investments
All other revenue
Total revenue
Other income (for example, gains)
Total gross income
Employee expenses
Interest expenses
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
All other expenses
Total expenses
Net surplus/(deficit)
Other comprehensive income
Total comprehensive income

Balance Sheet extract

Total current assets
Non-current loans receivable
Other non-current assets
Total non-current assets
Total assets
Total current liabilities
Non-current loans payable
Other non-current liabilities
Total non-current liabilities
Total liabilities
Net assets/liabilities
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?

Section E: Annual report

Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Section F: Reporting to state or territory regulators

Is the charity an incorporated association?
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?