All cytology results are now being sent via HL7 messaging electronically to the NCSP Register along with most of the histology.

Access to online screening histories

Laboratories can access screening histories online.

In addition to gaining access to Connected Health Network and getting a digital certificate, a completed User Access Form is required (refer below).

Training on the web user interface is available for those organisations that have Connected Health Network access, a valid digital security certificate and can open the register logon screen from a web browser.

Technical support for the register is available on free phone: 0800 50 60 50.

Resources for online data services can be accessed from the following links:

Access to Connected Health Network

The application to connect to the Connected Health Network can be accessed on the Ministry of Health Connected Health web page.

Application for a digital certificate

Digital certificates are installed on your computer and add a level of security when you’re accessing our secure online systems.

You need submit two forms to be issued a digital certificate – the first registers your organisation, and the second is an application for your organisation to have a digital certificate issued to your site (this can then be used for all users at your site).

Email the completed forms to NZHSRA (New Zealand Health & Disability Sector Registration Authority) at (link sends e-mail) or post to:

PO Box 30823
Lower Hutt 5040

NCSP Register user access

A completed NSCP Register User Access Request form is required.

NCSP Register User Access Request form (PDF, 151 KB)

What happens next?

Once you’ve successfully applied for a digital certificate with the NZHSRA, HealthLink will send your certificate to you by courier.  The Register Central Team will work with your organisation and provide information on how to access the Register, including basic user instructions.

Your local Regional Service will provide user training and ongoing user support on free phone 0800 729 729.

Please contact Register technical support via the Register Central Team free phone 0800 50 60 50.

NCSP policies and standards

Section 5: Providing a Laboratory Service in the NCSP policies and standards, covers the provision of gynaecological cytology, histology and HPV testing services for the NCSP.

Page last updated: 06 July 2017