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
  • 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

Will there be further assessments required?

Yes, 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

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?

Tuesday 22nd and Tuesday 29th May 2018, 9:30-16:00

VENUE: Bede Centre (Mile End Children's Centre), 9 Bede Square,  Joseph Street, E3 4GY

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

The cost of the full course is only £200 PP. To register please click on the date above. To register your place please please click on the course dates above

For further information please email thccg.cepn@nhs.net

Cervical 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

When and Where will the course take place?

Tuesday 19th June 2018 13:30-16:30

Tuesday 18th September 2018 13:30-16:30

VENUE: Bede Centre (Mile End Children's Centre), 9 Bede Square,  Joseph Street, E3 4GY

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

The cost of the full course is £49 PP (plus booking fee). To register please click on the date(s) above.

For further information please email thccg.cepn@nhs.net


Who is the tutor?

Angela Nagle RN, INP, BSc Advanced Nurse Practitioner ( Primary Care). Primary Care Tutor, Open Doors Team, Tower Hamlets General Practice Care Group CIC

Angela has been a Clinical Mentor since 2010. Angela works clinically as an Independent Advanced Nurse Practitioner in general practice and specialises in addressing poor access provision in general practice via a bespoke nurse led triage and first contact service. Prior to this Angela worked as a practice nurse in Essex and has a background in hospital acute care