A key objective of the National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) is to reduce the incidence of cervical cancer by detecting precancerous high grade squamous intra-epithelial lesions (HSIL). Monitoring trends in HSIL detection is critical to understanding the epidemiology of cervical cancer in New Zealand and to evaluating the performance of the NCSP.
This overview of workforce development for BreastScreen Aotearoa (BSA) Medical Radiation Technologists (MRTs) and radiologists is part of the wider workforce initiatives for health professionals within the Ministry of Health.
The purpose of this report is to present information on 2 year interval breast cancers from the BreastScreen Aotearoa (BSA) mammographic screening programme and to compare this with published results from other services.
This systematic review identified and appraised the international evidence for surveillance of women at high risk of breast cancer. The accuracy and health outcome of the following modalities of surveillance were assessed in comparison to normal care: mammography (XRM), ultrasound (US) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
This report summarises the findings of the DHBs’review of colposcopy services. In carrying out its analysis the NSU has also drawn upon the findings of recent NCSP provider compliance audits of nine DHB colposcopy services and has reviewed DHB compliance with contractual reporting requirements.