The National Screening Unit website is changing

The current NSU homepage
The current NSU homepage
The National Screening Unit (NSU) is in the process of making changes to to provide a more streamlined experience for health professionals and consumers.

Until now, the NSU website has tried to cater to these different audiences. We have decided to turn the NSU website into a hub for health professionals, and move all consumer information onto other websites designed specifically for consumers.

Information for consumers

Last year we started moving consumer information about the breast and cervical screening programmes from to our new website for consumers,

From April, as the National Bowel Screening Programme is rolled out across the country, bowel screening information for consumers will also be added to This will become the go-to website for consumers to learn more about the national cancer screening programmes. and SmartStart

High-level consumer information for the National Metabolic Screening Programme, Universal Newborn Hearing Programme and Down Syndrome and Other Conditions already exists on the Ministry of Health’s website,

We will be updating these pages to include more consumer information from

Information about pregnancy and newborn screening will also be included on the cross-agency website, SmartStart. This site is a step-by-step guide for new parents through pregnancy until the child is six months old, covering the timeframe for these screening programmes.

Information for health professionals

The NSU website will become a site specifically for health professionals.

We will keep you informed of further improvements to be made to the NSU website throughout the year.

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Page last updated: 12 April 2018