- Screening Matters Newsletter
The National Screening Unit newsletter
In this issue:
- Southern District Health Board ready to launch new bowel screening programme
- Hearty Hauora: Reaching Māori wahine in a new way
- Changes to the Health (National Cervical Screening Programme) Amendment Bill
- On time cervical screening improves coverage
- Auckland District Health Board's newborn hearing screeners turn super sleuths to find unscreened babies
- The National Screening Unit website is changing
- Communicating online via the Time to Screen Facebook page
The National Screening Unit website is changing
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
From April, as the National Bowel Screening Programme is rolled out across the country, bowel screening information for consumers will also be added to timetoscreen.nz. This will become the go-to website for consumers to learn more about the national cancer screening programmes.
health.govt.nz 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, health.govt.nz.
We will be updating these pages to include more consumer information from nsu.govt.nz.
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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