Cytology update

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Target audience:Nurses and doctors who have completed their cytology training in the past and who require the three-yearly update.
Time:09:30 to 13:45 (09:15 for registration and audio-visual check)
The session will start promptly at 09:30 and finish at 13:45 with appropriate comfort breaks throughout the morning.
Delivery mode:Zoom (a link will be sent to delegates prior to the event).
  • £95 per delegate (inclusive of VAT) for attendees from Londonwide practices.
  • £120 per delegate (inclusive of VAT) for attendees from practices from other areas.
Overview:Prior to attendance the delegate is requested to review their last 20 samples taken to determine adequacy of their sample taking and to highlight any issues to discuss.

The update covers all the requirements that are set by the NHS Cervical screening
programme 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 and people with a cervix.
  • 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.
Aims:The half day will cover all the changes that are taking place in cervical screening and the impact this has on women and people with a cervix, the practitioner, and the laboratories.
Learning outcomes:After completion of the Update the delegate will have up to date information about the changes that are taking place in cytology screening to enable them to be proficient in taking cervical samples and giving information to women and people with a cervix.
CPD points/accreditation:3.5 CPD hours. RCGP accredited.
Format:PowerPoint presentation, scenarios, storytelling, interaction with the delegates and online questions and answers.
Presenter:Val McMunn Msc, RN, RM, Cert ed, Independent nurse prescriber.
Book your place online by clicking on the button on the right hand side of this page. As this is a test site, you will be taken back to our current live site in order to complete your online booking. Alternatively you can download the booking form here.
Feedback from previous sessions:“A good refresher on what’s changed in recent years and useful to hear other people’s experiences.”

“I found it useful to understand more about how the HPV vaccine has changed the risk of cervical cancer for younger people.”

“The information on different factors influencing uptake feels like it will help our practice with our screening rates.”

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