National Cervical Screening Programme Change to Screening Start Age - Dec Update

on 23 December

NCSP - December Update

Change to Cervical Screening Start Age: Primary Care/PHO Update December 2019

pdf NCSP Change to Screening Start Age - December... (0.08MB)

The key points to note in this update are:

  • The relevant updates to the PMSs which occurred in November
  • A reminder for primary care about the management of women under 25 that remain on the recall list.
  • The updated NCSP resources - available via Health Ed.
  • A request that you review and update your relevant resources in relation to the age change.  
  • A reminder of where to find digital resources and updates relevant to the age change.
  • The Ministry's Christmas shut-down period.

If you have particular groups that you think would benefit from receiving these updates, please contact the NCSP team to add them to the mailing list.

This update has been sent to:

  • PHO CEs
  • DHB Māori Managers - Tumu Whakarae
  • GMs Primary Care Planning and Funding
  • DHB Communication Managers
  • DHB Primary Care Portfolio Managers
  • NCSP Age Change Sector Advisory group
  • NCSP Regional Coordinators
  • NCSP Register Coordinators
  • NCSP Support to Screening service providers
  • Family Planning
  • Medical Professional groups
  • Sexual Health Clinics
  • Student Health Clinics
  • Youth Centres
  • Relevant sector organisations

If you have any questions regarding the programme change, please email the NCSP team with the subject line, AGE CHANGE PROJECT:

Please note that the Ministry closes for the Christmas period 20th December and reopens on Monday 6th January.

Meri Kirihimete me ngā mihi nui o te tau hou.

Laetitia O'Connell
Senior Advisor
National Cervical Screening Programme
National Screening UNIT
Ministry of Health

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