Implementation timetable

The DHBs which will start screening in the 2017/18 financial year (1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018) are:

  • Waitemata DHB
  • Hutt Valley DHB
  • Wairarapa DHB
  • Counties Manukau DHB
  • Southern DHB

The following DHBs are expected to begin screening in the 2018/19 financial year (1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019):

  • Northland DHB
  • Auckland DHB
  • Waikato DHB
  • Hawkes Bay DHB
  • Whanganui DHB
  • MidCentral DHB
  • Capital & Coast DHB
  • Nelson Marlborough DHB
  • Canterbury DHB
  • South Canterbury DHB

The final group of DHBs, which are set to begin screening in the 2019/20 financial year (1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020), are:

  • Bay of Plenty DHB
  • Tairawhiti DHB
  • Lakes DHB
  • Taranaki DHB
  • West Coast DHB

These are provisional start dates only. Each DHB must demonstrate their ability to deliver a safe and effective bowel screening service before they can join the national bowel screening programme.