NCSP Advisory and Action Rōpū

The National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) uses HPV testing as the primary screening test.


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The information below is provided only as archive reference material.

Purpose of the NCSP Advisory and Action Rōpū

The NSU (National Screening Unit) acknowledges our founding principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the need to focus specifically on equity for whānau Māori and Pacific Peoples, and other priority people who are eligible, including our LGBTQIA+ and disabled communities. The NSU recognises that to be successful for Māori, the National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) must offer screening in ways that Māori feel are accessible, acceptable, and culturally appropriate. The programme must also appropriately promote the benefits of screening for Māori.

The NCSP Advisory and Action Rōpū will provide leadership to deliver high quality cervical screening outcomes for whānau Māori and Pacific Peoples, and high-risk wāhine through developing knowledge around ways to effectively deliver, monitor, and improve health outcomes with a Māori and Pacific focus.

The NCSP Advisory and Action Rōpū provides strategic advice and guidance to the NCSP by helping to build understanding, collecting, and disseminating advice, and maintaining connections with professional and advocacy groups on behalf of the NCSP. This advice will be used by the NCSP to inform, improve, and support the NCSP activities and policy.

The NCSP Advisory and Action Rōpū was established in 2022 by the NSU. The group membership consists of 13 members with experience from all stage of the cervical screening pathway who are committed to providing the above objectives.

Page last updated: 14 September 2022