NCSP Review 2014
The purpose of the review was to ensure the NCSP is of the highest possible quality, and continues to reduce rates of cervical cancer, and the number of women who die from it.
The following review committee members were appointed by Cabinet:
- Dr Jeffrey Tan (Chair), who offers clinical expertise and research in obstetrics, gynaecology and colposcopy
- Ms Linda Thompson, who offers extensive experience in Māori health, nursing and health management
- Ms Gail Ward, who offers expertise in cancer screening programme management.
The review was completed in June 2015 and the committee’s report is available below.
In this section
The second Parliamentary Review Committee for the National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) was undertaken in the first half of 2015.
Following the Ministerial Inquiry into the Under-reporting of Cervical Smear Abnormalities in the Gisborne Region in 2001 (the Gisborne Inquiry), the legislation governing the NCSP was amended.
The National Cervical Screening Programme Review is legislated under Part 4A, Section 112O, of the Health Act 1956.