HPV Road to Roll Out Information Pack

The Road to Roll Out Information Pack is a comprehensive online resource that provides an overview of the implementation approach of the HPV screening programme.

Visit the Te Whatu Ora website for current information about NCSP HPV Primary Screening:



The information below is provided only as archive reference material.

The transition to HPV primary screening will be achieved in a phased approach – three phases in total.

The first phase from go-live is the Foundational Step. In this phase participants will be able to choose a self- or clinician- taken swab, or an LBC sample which will first be tested for HPV, and if HPV is detected cytology will be performed. New clinical pathways and the new NCSP-Register will be established. There will be a particular focus on Māori and Pacific participants and increasing screening in the under- or unscreened populations.

The second phase will be called Expanding Reach and will extend from late 2023. The focus is on getting more people onto the screening pathway through notifications and new approaches, including under- and unscreened populations both not enrolled in primary care and those enrolled. Better information on screening histories will be available.

The third phase will be called Full Benefit and will extend to March 2024. This is where the full future vision of HPV primary screening will be achieved. A more complete pool of participants will be encouraged into screening, increasing our screening coverage, patient experience and whānau satisfaction. All workforces involved in providing HPV primary screening services will have access to the right information to do their role in supporting wāhine and whānau.

Page last updated: 19 June 2023