Publications & Resources (2007-2010)
Advice to the Director General of Health
While there is no current evidence to demonstrate the benefits of screening for vitamin D antenatally, NSAC recommends that food-fortification, supplementation and/or sensible sun protection be considered.
NSAC reviews the interim results of the European and U.S. Trials of Prostate Cancer Screening.
NSAC notes that there is no evidence to support a population-based screening programme for melanoma, and considers that health promotion campaigns should continue.
NSAC considers that further work is required before a population-based screening programme for colorectal cancer can be developed.
NSAC does not support a population-based screening programme for chlamydia, and makes a number of recommendations to improve opportunistic screening for chlamydia.
NSAC sets out concerns regarding the introduction of new screening technologies, and recommends that the need for a process to manage the introduction of new technologies be assessed.
Presentations by NSAC to the Royal New Zealand College of General Practioners Conference, Christchurch, 3 September 2010.
Introduction: Screening Issues for General Practice - Ross Lawrenson (pdf, 26 KB)
Aiding better decisions - Informed Consent in prostate screening -Sacha Dylan (pdf, 242 KB)
Opportunistic Screening for Bowel Cancer in Advance of an Organised Screening Programme - John Childs (pdf, 174 KB)
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Should GPs keep a register of everyone with GDM? - Ross Lawrenson (pdf, 217 KB)
Over diagnosis in screening: A medical delusion? - Jim Vause (pdf, 185 KB)
Prevalence of Opportunistic Prostate Cancer Screening in New Zealand
Published 02 October 2010
This paper quantifies the prevalence of opportunistic prostate cancer screening in New Zealand in 2008
Prevalence of Opportunistic Melanoma Screening in New Zealand
Published 03 September 2010
This paper quantifies the prevalence of opportunistic melanoma screening in New Zealand in 2008