National Bowel Screening Programme resources

National Bowel Screening Programme Primary Care Guide

National Bowel Screening Programme Primary Care Guide

May, 2023

Primary care has an important part to play in the success of the National Bowel Screening Programme. This guide for primary care includes information on advising positive results and referrals, patient eligibility and testing, PMS reminder systems and practice audit tools, priority populations, diagnostic findings pathway, and resources.

Endoscopy Unit Service and Facility Standards for New Zealand

Endoscopy Unit Service and Facility Standards for New Zealand

August, 2020

This document outlines auditable endoscopy standards as minimum requirements for the delivery of all endoscopy services in New Zealand. It forms the basis of an Endoscopy Quality Assurance framework in conjunction with the National Endoscopy Quality Improvement Programme.

Bowel screening participation data tool

Bowel screening participation data tool

This tool was designed to help provide data on bowel screening participation rates across Aotearoa New Zealand. 

It features an interactive map and a brief explanation of this programme measure. It allows the participation rate data to be stratified by ethnicity, age, and gender.  

Due to the six-month time frame that participants are given to complete and return the kit, there is a six-month time lag for participation rate numbers. 

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National Bowel Screening Programme Interim Quality Standards and Good Practice for Primary Health Care

National Bowel Screening Programme Interim Quality Standards and Good Practice for Primary Health Care

October, 2018

The interim quality standards support General Practice understand its role in implementing the National Bowel Screening Programme (NBSP) to achieve the NBSP's aims and objectives by ensuring a high standard and national consistency of service at each step of the screening pathway. The Standards also enable monitoring and evaluation of the NBSP.

National Coordination Centre Interim Quality Standards 2018

National Coordination Centre Interim Quality Standards 2018

September, 2018

The interim quality standards supports the National Coordination Centre to implement the National Bowel Screening Programme (NBSP) and achieve the NBSP's aims and objectives by ensuring a high standard and national consistency of service at each step of the screening pathway. The Standards also enable monitoring and evaluation of the NBSP.

National Bowel Screening Programme Interim Quality Standards 2017

National Bowel Screening Programme Interim Quality Standards 2017

July, 2017

The interim quality standards support all those involved in implementing the National Bowel Screening Programme (NBSP) to achieve the NBSP's aims and objectives by ensuring a high standard and national consistency of service at each step of the screening pathway. The Standards also enable monitoring and evaluation of the NBSP.

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Quick Reference Guide for Primary Healthcare Teams

Quick Reference Guide for Primary Healthcare Teams

This quick reference guide will help general practitioners and practice nurses discuss and manage positive test results with their patients.