The SCNAT-IP is an evidence based supportive care needs assessment tool which accommodates the language, customs and culture-specific needs of Indigenous people with cancer.


Support needs may differ across cultures and to date there is limited information regarding the unmet needs of Indigenous Australians with cancer.

As a health professional working in cancer care, you can use the SCNAT-IP tool as part of routine practice to identify the unmet support needs of your patient. The SCNAT-IP tool has been designed to be delivered verbally to the patient and will take around 15 minutes to complete.

Accurate measurement using the SCNAT-IP tool is important to improve care for Indigenous people with cancer.

To use SCNAT-IP at your health service, please complete the online training module here. Once you have completed the training, you will be given a password and will be able to download the tool.

If you have already undergone training and have a password, you can access the tool here.