Cervical Cytology full training

A 2 day course open to all registered primary care staff

Who is this course aimed at?

The course in particularly aimed at 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)

What are requirements to attend this course?

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 on the course?

  • NHS Cancer Screening Programme

  • Cytology

  • Colposcopy

  • HPV Triage

  • Equality of Access - women with disabilities

  • Complex presentations - Female genital mutilation

  • Current developments in the cervical screening programme

  • Changes to local screening policies and procedures

Will there be further assessments required?

Yes, an audit of 20 consecutive smears - with an adequacy rate of 95% to be assessed by the student's practice by a mentor who is on the smear takers register.

Trainees are required to undertake a visit to a colposcopy clinic in person and ideally a cytology laboratory too(although the latter can be done as a virtual tour).

Will there be a course certificate issued? Is the course accredited?

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. The course is accredited by the Royal College of Nursing

When and Where will the course take place?

Monday 14th October 2019 & Monday 28th October 2019, 0930 - 1630 on both days

VENUE: Bernie Cameron Community Centre, 32 Merchant Street, London. E3 4LX

How much will the course cost? How do I book? 

The cost of the full course is only £300 inclusive of VAT. To register please click on the date above. If you wish to pay via invoice please email farduse.islam@nhs.net with you full name, email address, telephone contact number, organisation to be billed and course date. Places will only be confirmed upon receipt of payment

For further information or booking request please email farduse.islam@nhs.net

wCervical Cytology Update training

A half day update for previously trained registered staff working in primary care

Who is this course aimed at?

The course aimed at registered nurses who have previously completed the full cytology training  and who require an update as per NHSCSP guidelines ( a minimum of one half days training every three years) It is also suitable for GPs who would like a cytology update for CPD and CQC.

What are requirements to attend this course?

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.

Please bring evidence of your personal audit of the last 20 cytology tests you have done in your practice.

What is covered on the course?

  • NHS Cancer Screening Programme

  • Equality of Access - women with disabilities

  • 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.

  • Case studies - please bring examples of issues you would like to discuss with your peers

Will there be a course certificate issued? Is the course accredited?

Upon completion a certificate of attendance will be issued. The course is accredited by the Royal College of Nursing

DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY


Who are the Tutors

Michele Leworthy is a qualified nurse with a Masters in Advanced Nursing Practice who works as a clinical tutor for the Open Doors Project, part of Tower Hamlets GPCG CIC.  She has thirty years’ experience in practice nursing and has supported learners from various disciplines over this time to develop as competent smear takers. She also has eight years’ experience of supporting qualified nurses wishing to transition into the General Practice setting who are undertaking a 2 year course at City  University on BSc. Practice Nursing and PG Dip. pathways.