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NEL Cervical Sample Taker Initial Training

September 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Thursday 8th September (on-line 9.30 – 11.30 am) & Thursday 15th September (9.30 am – 16.30 pm)

The date in BOLD indicates the mandatory practical session
This course is open to:
  • registered nurses & registered midwives
  • registered nursing associates
  • physician associates registered on the Physician Associate Managed Voluntary Register (PAMVR)
  • General Medical Council (GMC) registered medical doctors

It is delivered in accordance with the NHS Cervical Screening Programme training guidelines and is accredited by the Royal College of Nursing

The theoretical training comprises of on-line modules, Teams meetings, & practical teaching delivered over a one-week period. Classroom teaching will take one full day and will be held at the London Regional Cytology Training Centre based at Northwick Park Hospital.

Following on from this clinical practice & portfolio work, under the supervision of a mentor, will need to be completed with a final external assessment. NEL Training Hubs will be able to provide an external assessor for you.

The whole training registration pathway can take up to six months to complete and all components are compulsory for staff wishing to take cervical samples

Your employers support is essential to complete this course.

Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with the current guidance for sample-taker training updated Feb 2020 – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cervical-screening-cervical-sample- taker-training

There are limited FREE places available and the course cost will be covered for you. We will also reimburse your travel expenses to attend the practical day, please keep hold of your receipts.




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