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Image preview of BreastScreen Aotearoa Workforce Development Strategy 2022 – 2032 resource

BreastScreen Aotearoa Workforce Development Strategy 2022 – 2032

October, 2022
The Workforce Development Strategy was commissioned to determine ways to address workforce demand and supply. Key actions to address workforce issues are outlined in five areas, including strengthening diversity and inclusive practices across the workforce; developing recruitment and retention strategies; building flexible and sustainable career pathways; the workforce of the future; and building governance and enablers to drive change.

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Impact analysis: Extending BreastScreen Aotearoa to include women aged 70-74 years

May, 2019
This analysis provides a summary of the potential impacts of extending the age range for the national breast screening programme, BreastScreen Aotearoa, to include women up to age 74. The analysis uses modelling and what we know about breast cancer and breast screening to provide a high-level summary of the impacts of a potential age extension on women, screening and treatment providers and the wider health sector. One of its aims is to help shape changes to the existing programme to provide the most benefit for New Zealanders.

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Interval cancers in BreastScreen Aotearoa 2008-2009

February, 2018
This report presents analysis of interval cancers from the BreastScreen Aotearoa (BSA) programme. Interval cancers are those diagnosed between a normal screening result and the next scheduled screen (in BSA this interval is two years). The report covers 2008–2009 screens and makes comparisons to previously published BSA data and international results.

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Cohort and Case Control Analyses of Breast Cancer Mortality: BreastScreen Aotearoa 1999-2011

December, 2015
This major new study confirms that New Zealand’s organised breast screening programme, BreastScreen Aotearoa (BSA) is reducing deaths from breast cancer. The study concludes that for women who have ever been screened by BSA, the rate of death from breast cancer is reduced by a third, compared to women never screened by the programme. The findings of this study are in line with mortality studies of breast screening programmes internationally.

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