Independent Assurance Review for the NBSP six-month report to February 2019

Published online: 
11 April 2019
Independent Assurance Review for the NBSP.

In March 2018, the Ministry of Health (the Ministry) commissioned an Independent Assurance Review for the National Bowel Screening Programme (NBSP).

The purpose was to examine issues with the Ministry’s technology and processes that resulted in some eligible participants not being invited or re-invited to take part in the Bowel Screening Pilot (the pilot). The pilot ran in the Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) region from 2012 to 2017.

In August 2018, the review made 19 recommendations for improving and refining the programme (Independent Review Panel 2018). This is the first of two reports summarising what the Ministry has done in response to those recommendations. The second and final report will be published in August 2019.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    11 April 2019
  • ISBN:
    Online: 978-1-98-856864-5
  • HP number:
    7055
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2019. Independent Assurance Review for the National Bowel Screening Programme: Six-month report to February 2019. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:
    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.
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