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.
AWARD TYPE: Short Course
LEVEL:Short Course / CPD
STUDY MODE: Part time
DELIVERY METHOD: Campus
COURSE LENGTH: Half day workshop
SCHOOL: School of Community Health and Midwifery
PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College
START DATE: TBC
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
Attendance without examination
Facilitator: Debbie Brittain
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.
As required by Pubic Health England this update will provide the required training for sample takers to maintain their competence in cervical smear taking.
Attendee feedback answers to ‘What did you enjoy most about the workshop?’:
‘All – appropriate and interactive’
‘Factual, useful information’
‘Very useful update’
You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE
WORKSHOP COST: £45