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Image preview of NSU Auditing Handbook: Part One: General and audit programme requirements resource

NSU Auditing Handbook: Part One: General and audit programme requirements

December, 2021
The NSU recognises quality assurance audit as an essential monitoring function and supports effective programme stewardship with all screening providers. The National Screening Unit (NSU) Auditing Handbook Part One is prepared to outline the new independent quality assurance audit programme which will be delivered by the DAA Group from early 2021.

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Revised Audiology Guidelines for babies with meningitis

August, 2021
This document updates the audiology guidelines concerning babies with meningitis and meningoencephalitis (3.3.3 Audiological management of babies with meningitis) found on pages 6, 13 & 14 of the 2016 UNHSEIP Diagnostic and amplification protocols. The full updated document will be published once a complete review of the protocols has concluded. This change is due to the urgent assessment required to identify severe/profound hearing loss, which may require cochlear implant(s) before any cochlear ossification takes place and mandates a direct referral to audiology by paediatric and/or NICU/SCBU staff instead of via UNHSEIP screeners.

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Review of Cervical Cancer Occurrences in relation to Screening History in New Zealand for the years 2013-2017

October, 2020
This document represents the advice and recommendations made to the Ministry of Health regarding the National Cervical Screening Programme by the independent review team based at the University of Otago, Christchurch. The review covers the period from 2013 to 2017.

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Clinical Practice Guidelines for Cervical Screening in New Zealand 2020

May, 2020
The updated Clinical Practice Guidelines for Cervical Screening in New Zealand 2020 outline the management of women with abnormal cervical screening results and incorporate key National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) policies related to cervical screening, and colposcopy assessment and treatment services. A separate document with the flowcharts is available as a useful reference.

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Equity and Performance Matrix

August, 2019
In Aotearoa New Zealand, people have differences in health that are not only avoidable but unfair and unjust. Equity recognises different people with different levels of advantage require different approaches and resources to get equitable health outcomes. While equity is an essential part of a functioning health system, by itself it does not provide the full picture. Health systems must also be performing to the expected levels. The Equity and Performance Matrix intertwines both measures so that one cannot be considered without the other, essentially elevating equity to a tier one measure.

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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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