Event Details

Time: 9.15am – 4.30pm

This CPD accredited theoretical update for cytology has been developed for practitioners who are trained to take cervical samples.

The update covers all the requirements that are set by the NHS Cervical screening programme (Nov 2016) to ensure that the sample taker has met the guidance for continuing to take samples.

Some of the topics that will be covered are:-

  • Discussion of the screening programme.
  • Influences in uptake of women
  • Prior notification lists.
  • Anatomy and physiology in relation to sample taking and possible findings.
  • Cervical cancer
  • HPV and its impact on care
  • Responsibilities of the sample taker,
  • Colposcopy
  • Female genital mutilation.
  • Disabilities
  • Understanding test results.

This training will include presentation, group interaction, pictures, scenarios and a quiz.

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.






Travelling to Essex Equip By Car:

There is NO parking at the venue, but the public pay and display car park can be found on Newland Drive (CM8 2AP) about 300 yards away.  £6 for the whole day or for further tariff, please see Braintree Council Website

From the car park walk back to Collingwood Rd and then back up to the traffic lights. At the traffic lights turn left onto Newland St. (The George PH is on the corner) carry on walking until you reach the zebra crossing (outside the Public Library), cross the road and head towards the Dorothy L Sayers Statue and the Job Centre. Our entrance just at the rear of the Job Centre.

By Train

It is a 7 min walk from Witham Railway Station, head towards the town, turn left at THE AVENUE, continue walking down The Avenue to the junction with Newland Street, then turn right, carry on walking until you reach the zebra crossing (outside the Public Library), cross the road and head towards the Job Centre. Our entrance is just at the rear of the Job Centre.

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