This course is currently full, please add your details to the waiting list. The next Cytology Update is scheduled for 17th January 2024 – details can be viewed here
This CPD accredited theoretical update for cytology has been developed for practitioners who are trained to take cervical samples.
Facilitated by Valerie McMunn
The update covers all the requirements that are set by the NHS Cervical screening programme to ensure that the sample taker has met the guidelines for continuing to take samples.
Some of the topics that will be covered are:-
- Call, recall and timing of samples
- Reviews and Responsibilities
- Taking a Sample
- HPV and Changes in Cytology
This training will include presentation, pictures, scenarios and a quiz.
“Val’s delivery of this course is absolutely brilliant. She provides valuable information in an easy to understand, non-monotonous format with relatable anecdotes, so that one can actively engage with the learning process. Her ability to interweave some light hearted humour, also helps one digest some of the possible impacts that non-attendance for screening can result into. As a clinician, I have found this course very empowering in reinforcing continued provision of excellent quality, timely, efficient and safe care to patients. Thank you very much Val for sharing your knowledge”.
Naomi Faluyi, Practice Nurse
Please note that only registered nurses and doctors can take cervical samples and must have completed recognised training in sample taking prior to this update.
You must also have quality assessed 20 consecutive recent samples that you have taken looking at reflective practice and inadequacy rates prior to attending the update. This is a NHSCSP requirement.