- Screening Matters Newsletter
The National Screening Unit newsletter
In this issue:
- Breast and cervical screening support service providers
- National bowel screening programme roll-out
- Primary Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Screening project update
- Cervical screening in pregnancy and post-partum
- NCSP Register: what to do if a woman declines cervical screening
- Use of sampling devices in cervical screening
- HPV self-sampling trials
- Changes to ordering NSU information resources
- Profile: Promoting discussions with women about screening
- Profile: Championing breast screening in Northland
- Promoting breast and cervical screening
National bowel screening programme roll-out
The NBSP will be rolled out progressively from 2017 and offer bowel screening every two years to eligible people aged 60 to 74 years.
The roll-out will begin with Hutt Valley and Wairarapa District Health Boards (DHBs) in July 2017, with other DHBs following in stages over three years. Bowel screening will continue to be offered to eligible people at Waitemata DHB, which will transition from the pilot to the national bowel screening model at the end of 2017.
It is expected that a national coordination centre will be established by 2018 to manage and send screening invitations and coordinate the processing, analysis and management of completed bowel screening test results.
DHBs will be responsible for managing and delivering bowel screening for its population including delivering colonoscopies. Four bowel screening regional centres will also be established to support clinical leadership, ensure patients are notified of results, and manage quality and equity in their area.
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