Public Health England guidance NHS Cervical Screening Programme (2016) Guidance for the Training of Cervical Sample Takers recommends that cervical sample takers should undertake a minimum of one half day update every three years in order to maintain theoretical competence. Training requirements for medical and nursing professionals are equivalent.
Entry and Admissions
Short Course / CPD
Half day workshop
School of Community Health and Midwifery
No Partner College
Tuesday 1st October 2019, 9am-12:30pm, Tuesday 5th May 2020, 9am-12:30pm,
Any registered nurse or doctor who is currently involved in cervical smear sampling as part of the NHS Cervical Screening Programme. Maximum number of participants: 40
As required by Pubic Health England this update will provide the required training for sample takers to maintain their competence in cervical smear taking:
- Current developments in the NHSCSP, nationally and locally
- Sample taking, sampling devices, best practice for transformation zone sampling and positive pick up rates
- Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and vaccination
- Aware of individual's needs
- Changes to Screening Policies and Procedures
- Reviewing reflective practice and learning from incidents in the NHSCSP programme
- Identification of personal learning needs
Learning Environment & Assessment:
Attendance without examination
Debbie is Principal Lecturer in Sexual Health. She delivers a variety of reproductive and sexual health modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Debbie is a qualified contraceptive health nurse, smear taker and undertakes observational visits within local CASH services to maintain her knowledge and support her educational and clinical role.
Learning outcome & aims
As required by Pubic Health England this update will provide the required training for sample takers to maintain their competence in cervical smear taking.
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