Recommended links

There is a wealth of information on the internet about screening and associated topics. This page offers some recommended sites

Cervical screening/cancer sites
Breast screening/cancer sites
Newborn metabolic screening sites
Antenatal HIV screening sites
General cancer and screening sites
Health education resources
Journals and publications
New Zealand health sites

Cervical screening/cancer sites

International sites

American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology

Established in 1964, the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) is the health care professionals’ organisation committed to improving health through the study, prevention, diagnosis, and management of lower genital tract disorders.

Australian Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology

The Australian Society provides a forum for education and the dissemination of knowledge relevant to the diagnosis and management of the disease processes of the cervix, vagina and vulva.

National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia

NHMRC supports health and medical research; for developing health advice for the Australian community, health professionals and governments; and for providing advice on ethical behaviour in health care and in the conduct of health and medical research.

The British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology

The Society aims to promote excellence in the practice of colposcopy and screening for cervical pre-cancer and cancer. This will be enhanced by informing women and promoting best standards of care in colposcopy with structured training, audit and research.

NHS Cervical Screening Programme, United Kingdom

The website of the UK’s national cervical screening programme.

National Cervical Screening Program, Australia

The website of Australia’s national cervical screening programme.

National Cervical Screening Program, Australia – useful links 

Links to the cervical screening programs in different states of Australia.

 New Zealand sites

The New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Science

The New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Science is the professional organisation that represents those engaged in the profession and practise of Medical Laboratory Science in New Zealand. It promotes professional excellence through communication, education and a code of ethics to achieve the best laboratory service for the benefit of the patient.

Breast screening/cancer sites

International sites

BreastScreen Australia

The website for BreastScreen Australia.

International Breast Cancer Screening Network

The International Breast Cancer Screening Network (IBSN) is a voluntary consortium of countries that have active population-based screening mammography programs.

NHS Breast Screening Programme

The website of the UK’s National Breast Cancer Screening Programme.

Public Health Agency Canada

Information on breast cancer from the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Nottingham International Breast Education Centre

The Breast Education Centre in Nottingham is one of the leading training centres in the United Kingdom. This website has information about breast cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment and research.

Cancer Australia

A national government agency working to reduce the impact of cancer on all Australians.

The Institute of Cancer Research - UK

Information on breast cancer from one of the world’s foremost independent cancer research organisations.

New Zealand health sites

Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition

A forum for women who have experienced breast cancer, with information on breast cancer and treatment.

Cancer Society of New Zealand

The Cancer Society has information on cancer and treatment. Publications and booklets can be downloaded from the site.

New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

Aims to reduce the number of New Zealanders who die from breast cancer and to improve outcomes and quality of life for those affected.

Breast Cancer Network

A New Zealand organisation for women with breast cancer and their supporters.

Newborn metabolic screening sites

March of Dimes

The March of Dimes website contains information about pregnancy, birth and the health of babies. Because it is an overseas site, not all information will be relevant to New Zealand. For example, the site mentions some conditions that are not currently screened for in New Zealand.

New Zealand Organisation for Rare Disorders

The New Zealand Organisation for Rare Disorders (NZORD) provides New Zealand's central starting point for information about rare disorders.

Cystic Fibrosis Association of New Zealand

The Cystic Fibrosis Association of New Zealand website provides information about Cystic Fibrosis.

Newborn Screening Info

The Newborn Screening Info website provides fact sheets on the metabolic disorders screened in the New Zealand programme. It includes descriptions of each disorder and how they can be detected and treated. 

Antenatal HIV screening sites

New Zealand AIDS Foundation

The NZ AIDS Foundation (NZAF) works in community based HIV and AIDS care/support services as well as in the health promotion sector.

Positive Women

Positive Women Inc. is a support organisation for women (and families) living with HIV/AIDS.

General cancer and screening sites

National Cancer Institute

The homepage of the American Government’s main cancer agency.  Provides a range of information on reducing risks and ways to cope with cancer.

UK National Screening Committee

The UK National Screening Committee advises on the viability, effectiveness and appropriateness of screening programmes.

Health resources and information

HealthEd

HealthEd is a Ministry of Health website where health workers and the public can search for and order publications and resources from a comprehensive database.

National Women's Health Information

Homepage of National Women's Hospital in Auckland. Go to Enquiries and Information to connect with the Health Information Unit. You can email for brochures on cervical screening and breast disorders, or ask for more specific information on women's health.

Health Improvement and Innovation Resource Centre

The Health Improvement and Innovation Resource Centre (HIIRC) is a trusted source of health knowledge and resources to improve New Zealand's health care system. Sponsored by the Ministry of Health, HIIRC supports performance and quality improvement efforts through an extensive Knowledge Library of literature, directories of individuals and organisations, and access to health projects, news and innovations.

Journals and publications

Journal of Medical Screening

The British Medical Journal

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health

The Lancet

American Journal of Public Health

American Journal of Preventative Medicine

New Zealand health sites

Cancer Society of New Zealand

The Cancer Society has information on cancer and treatment. Publications and booklets can be downloaded from the site.

Women's Health Action Trust

Women's Health Action is a charitable trust set up to disseminate information on health to women. You can order pamphlets on privacy, and on topics such as mammography and HRT. The site has news articles from New Zealand and overseas on women's health and on screening programmes.

National Women's Health Information

Homepage of National Women's Hospital in Auckland. Go to Enquiries and Information to connect with the Health Information Unit. You can email for brochures on cervical screening and breast disorders, or ask for more specific information on women's health.

Everybody.co.nz

A general website covering a range of health topics. Information on support groups, health conditions such as breast cancer, and on tests and treatments, including mammography.

Family Planning

Family Planning works to promote a positive view of sexuality and to enable people to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health and well-being. Services include contraception, STI checks, menopause, talking to your children about sexuality, educational resources, vasectomy, PMS, adolescent sexuality, and pregnancy.

Page last updated: 10 April 2015