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Guidelines, Legislation and Standards

MOH: what General Practices can charge for taking a smear

Cervical Screening Guidelines

Cervical Screening Policies and Standards

The Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights

Informed Consent Guidelines

The Health Information Privacy Code 1994

The Health (National Cervical Screening Programme) Amendment Act 2004

The Health (Cervical Screening (Kaitiaki) Regulations 1995.



Independent Audits of Cervical Screening Programme against International Standards

6 monthly Independent Monitoring Reports

Parliamentary Review 2011

Parliamentary Review 2015


Free and Low Cost Services for Priority Women

(includes support for women who have difficulty in getting to clinics)

One-pager to insert into letters of invitation, or to give to women who might prefer to go elsewhere.


Well Women and Family Trust

Te Whanau O Waipareira

The Fono 

Raukura Hauora O Tainui

NSU criteria of "priority" women: 

Maori, Pacific, Asian women aged 20-69 years who are due a cervical smear test  or never had a cervical smear test according to the NCSP.Any women over 30 years who have not had a cervical smear test in 5 years.All women must be residents of New Zealand or have a two year work/student visa

Low cost cervical health checks are available from Family Planning Clinics.  There are eight clinics around Auckland.  The cost is $27 and $5 for community card holders.  Appointments and drop-in available.  Female smear takers and clinics in evenings and Saturday mornings.

Clinical Pathway

Health Pathways is a web-based information portal supporting primary care clinicians to plan patient care through primary, community and secondary health care systems within the Auckland Region.  

HPV as a Primary Test

NCSP Update 


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