BreastScreen Aotearoa review update

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The review is scheduled to be completed by December 2014.
The National Screening Unit (NSU) is undertaking a review of BreastScreen Aotearoa’s (BSA’s) service delivery and funding model.

The aim of the review is to identify ways of working and funding that will ensure the BSA coverage target is met over the next 10 years, while enhancing the quality of the programme.

A key consideration of the project will be how we deliver services to a growing eligible population in the context of the transition to digital mammography and the NSU’s work to implement a Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) and Radiology Information System (RIS).

The review also responds to recommendations of the 2011 BSA review for future programme improvements.

The project contains four main work streams, review of:

  • service delivery model
  • BSA funding model
  • workforce capacity
  • support to screening services.

Providers’ input will be sought to progress the project, with a formal consultation planned once options are developed. 

The review of BSA’s service delivery and funding model is scheduled to be completed by December 2014, with any changes implemented in contracts for the 2015/16 year.

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Page last updated: 27 June 2013