The Centre for Population Screening directs and coordinates the eight national population screening programmes offered by the government. It is also responsible for the National Influenza Prevention Programme. The centre connects the parties in policy making and implementation. It organises and supports the network proactively and aims to further develop current population screening and successfully implement new screening.
In consultation with partner organisations, the Centre for Population Screening then produces, pools and provides access to the knowledge and expertise required. Aside from coordination and management, the centre is responsible for the tasks listed below:
The objective is to achieve health benefits and offer citizens treatment options through a familiar, accessible, safe and integrated range of high-quality population screening at reasonable cost.
A large number of partner organisations carry out the population screening. Each party has its own responsibilities and authority. Thanks to the joint efforts of organisations and professionals, the population screening contributes to a healthier society.
It is imperative that the organisations in the chain keep the common objectives of population screening in mind. As the supervisor, the Centre for Population Screening ensures optimal collaboration by all parties in the chain. The centre also aims for a high level of quality (effective, demand-driven, secure, nationwide uniformity and innovative), accessibility (accessible, timely implementation, free choice), affordability (cost transparent, efficient and cost-effective) and good integration and links to the healthcare system. CvB monitors the collective interests in a business-like, unifying way. All population screening programmes use national programme committees, whose members are concerned stakeholders who advise the centre. The Centre for Population Screening is the knowledge hub for the implementation of population screening programmes.
The Centre's partners include:
The government offers a range of screening tests to different sections of the population. The Dutch national population screening programme includes:
Finally, the Centre for Population Screening also manages the National Influenza Prevention Programme.
Head of the Centre for Population Screening: J. (Jaap) van Delden.
|Centre for Population Screening|
|Telephone||+ 31 (0)30 274 7554|
|Fax||+ 31 (0)30 274 4414|