All cytology, histology and HPV results are sent electronically via HL7 messaging to the National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) Register.

Access to online screening histories

Laboratories can access screening histories online.

Gaining online access to screening histories requires organisations to connect via the Connected Health Network, obtain a digital certificate and complete the NCSP Register User Access Form (refer below).

Training on the web user interface is available from the NCSP Regional Services once an organisation has 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.

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 to register 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 [email protected] 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 Health Organisation Access Request form (PDF, 149 KB)

Email the complete form to the NCSP National Coordination Centre at [email protected].

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 NCSP National Coordination Centre will work with your organisation and provide information on how to access the Register, including basic user instructions. Please contact Register technical support via the NCSP National Coordination Centre, free phone 0800 50 60 50.

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

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: 25 July 2019