- Screening Matters Newsletter
The National Screening Unit newsletter
In this issue:
- Rome hearing well, couldn’t wait to start school
- Chloe’s experience highlights the importance of HPV vaccine, regular smears
- Position statement recommends women participate in BreastScreen Aotearoa
- Communicating abnormal cervical smear results
- Disclosing NCSP participant information
- The importance of quality ethnicity data
- Feedback sought on Cervical Screening Awareness Month
Disclosing NCSP participant information
If a health worker is calling about a participant on the NCSP-Register, the RCT or regional service team must establish the caller’s identity before disclosing participant information.
This is done by confirming:
- their first and last name
- their role (eg, practice nurse, doctor, smear taker)
- the name of the health facility
- the contact details of the health facility, if required.
The participant must be verified by her National Health Index number, full name and date of birth.
This means the RCT or regional service can be certain that sensitive, personal information is being given to the appropriate person. Your understanding and patience while these verification checks are made is appreciated.
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