Cervical Sample Taker – Initial Training Course

22-05-2019 09:00 - 23-05-2019 17:00
Manchester Royal Infirmary
Address: 231 Upper Brook St, Manchester M13 0HL, UK

The North Of England Pathology and Screening Education Centre (NEPSEC) is offering a series of training dates to ensure that healthcare professionals are competent in taking cervical samples for the purpose of the NHS Cervical Screening Programme (NHSCSP).

Nine Month Training Component

  • Attending a course covering the theory of the NHS Cervical Screening Programme in line with the NHSCSP (two days)
  • Visiting a Cytology Laboratory and colposcopy Clinic during the 9 month period
  • Arrange and complete an independent external assessment
  • On completion of all of the above, the participant will submit a portfolio of evidence

Who can apply?

Any registered nurse, doctor or physician associate who will be becoming actively involved in the Cervical Screening Programme. As a large component of the course entails sample taking, it is expected that the applicant will have access to a clinical setting for training.

Course Length

It is expected that the student will complete all components within 9 months post attendance of the two day theoretical study course. In exceptionalcircumstances an extension of a maximum 3 months may be granted upon application.

Course Accreditation

These events are granted 12 study hours accredited by the Royal College of Nursing Centre for Professional Accreditation.

Course Cost: £350 per person and payable in advance of the course.

You can find more information, including about applications, here.

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