Event details

Please note: Day one of this training will be online.  On day two, students will be required to attend this training in person.  This will take place at the EQUIP offices in Witham.  Further details will be provided in due course.

You will need to nominate a named Mentor in your practice and they will need to attend Mentor Training which is arranged for Tuesday 29th March 9.30am-11.30am, live online via MS Teams

This CPD Certification Service accredited course is for practice nurses who are new to taking cervical samples.  The course consists of a two-day theoretical course, practical training on a manikin, a visit to a pathology laboratory and a colposcopy clinic followed by a period of supervised/indirect supervised practice with the support of a mentor in practice.  In addition, there will be an external assessor that will undertake a final clinical assessment.

In order to achieve competence in cervical sampling, the students must complete all aspects of the course and have their competence in cervical sampling formally assessed. Upon completion, your training log book will be marked and assessed and when ‘passed’ you will be issued with a certificate of competence which will then enable you to take smears independently.

Course Content:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • HPV
  • Pathology and link to HPV
  • The NHS cervical screening programme
  • The consultation process
  • Visualising the cervix and taking a sample
  • Associated findings when taking a sample
  • Record keeping and documentation
  • Confidentiality, infection control and health and safety
  • Colposcopy
  • Sample screening within the laboratory

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Cancellations with a full refund will be accepted up to and including 15 days prior to the event.  Any refund request for places cancelled after this date will not be refunded.