Parliamentary Review Committee Report August 2011
In January 2011 the New Zealand Associate Minister of Health, Hon Tariana Turia, appointed Dr Jeffrey HJ Tan (Australia), Dr Roberta I Howlett (Canada), and Linda Thompson (New Zealand) (the Review Committee), to undertake the Review.
The overall conclusion of the Review Committee was positive: “the NCSP has realised success by improved participation rates and a subsequent decline in burden of disease related to cancer of the cervix”.
The Review Committee has made 39 recommendations. Most recommendations propose improvements to the programme that will sustain this success in the context of changing technology.