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National Screening Unit

National Screening Unit
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National Screening Unit
133 Molesworth Street
Wellington
New Zealand

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The National Screening Unit (NSU) provides health screening programmes in New Zealand. A separate unit of the Ministry of Health, the Unit is responsible for the safety, effectiveness and quality of organised screening programmes. The Unit is currently responsible for the national coordination of five screening programmes:

  • BreastScreen Aotearoa - screens women for breast cancer
  • National Cervical Screening Programme - screens women for abnormal changes to cells on the cervix

The National Screening Unit (NSU) provides health screening programmes in New Zealand. A separate unit of the Ministry of Health, the Unit is responsible for the safety, effectiveness and quality of organised screening programmes. The Unit is currently responsible for the national coordination of five screening programmes:

  • BreastScreen Aotearoa - screens women for breast cancer
  • National Cervical Screening Programme - screens women for abnormal changes to cells on the cervix

The National Screening Unit (NSU) provides health screening programmes in New Zealand. A separate unit of the Ministry of Health, the Unit is responsible for the safety, effectiveness and quality of organised screening programmes. The Unit is currently responsible for the national coordination of five screening programmes:

  • BreastScreen Aotearoa - screens women for breast cancer
  • National Cervical Screening Programme - screens women for abnormal changes to cells on the cervix

The National Screening Unit (NSU) provides health screening programmes in New Zealand. A separate unit of the Ministry of Health, the Unit is responsible for the safety, effectiveness and quality of organised screening programmes. The Unit is currently responsible for the national coordination of five screening programmes:

  • BreastScreen Aotearoa - screens women for breast cancer
  • National Cervical Screening Programme - screens women for abnormal changes to cells on the cervix
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening Programme - screens newborn babies for certain metabolic disorders
  • Antenatal HIV Screening Programme - screens pregnant women for HIV to reduce the chances of HIV being passed to the baby
  • Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Programme - screens newborn babies for hearing loss

The National Screening Unit is also responsible for introducing the quality improvement measures for antenatal screening for Down syndrome.

The NSU monitors the quality of screening programmes, and works with expert groups to make sure each screening programme is based on the latest evidence and meets high standards. The NSU also advises the Government on other potential programmes.

Contact:
National Screening Unit
Phone: 04 496 2000
Fax: 04 496 2040
Email: scre...@moh.govt.nz
Website: http://www.nsu.govt.nz/

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