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Full Cytology training

  • Education Centre MIle End Hospital London, England, E1 4DG United Kingdom (map)


DAY ONE: Wednesday 25th January

DAY TWO: Wednesday 15th February

Who should attend?

  • Registered nurses who are new to cytology and who require training as per NHSCSP guidelines (a minimum of two days training and a clinical audit)
  • Prior knowledge and experience of professional standards and delivery of patient care is required. Access to a clinical setting in order to undertake smear tests, clinical assessment by a peer mentor and audit of results is required.

What is covered? :

  •  NHS Cancer Screening Programme.
  •  Cytology
  • Colposcopy
  •  HPV Triage
  • Equality of Access - women with disabilities.
  • Complex presentations - Female genital mutilation
  • A review of some commonly presenting sexual health conditions and management in Primary care.
  • Current developments in the cervical screening programme
  • Changes to local screening policies and procedures.

Assessment: An audit of 20 sequential smear test results with no more than two inadequate results (i.e 18/20) to be assessed in the student’s practice by a mentor who is on the smear takers register.

Successful candidates will receive a certificate of attendance . Completion of the training programme and a positive audit result will allow the student to register with the local provider and to receive their unique smear takers code.


Earlier Event: January 23
Introduction to Family Planning