Education and Training

Sample Taker Training:

For more information about sample taker training events in Northern Ireland, please follow the links below:

https://www.rcn.org.uk/news-and-events/events/rcn-ni-cervical-cytology-update

https://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses/202021/cervical-screening-25797

https://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofNursingandMidwifery/Study/ContinuingProfessionalDevelopment/StandAloneModules/

PCA Training

Professional Clinical Advisor training should be attended by anyone in a QA Lead role, or acting as a QA Lead, in order to undertake formal QA visits. Initial training should be followed up with refresher training every 3 years. Nominations for this training should be sent to YPAST.

Colposcopy Conference

In conjunction with YPAST, the Regional Colposcopy QA Professional Group organise an annual Colposcopy Conference with invitations extended to colposcopists, specialist registrars and other health professionals involved in the Northern Ireland Cervical Screening Programme. The aim of the event is discuss topics pertinent to cervical screening and provide a network for the health professionals involved in the Northern Ireland Cervical Screening Programme.

PHE Screening blog

As a professional working in the Northern Ireland Cervical Screening programme, you may wish to receive to receive updates on NHS cervical screening programme by subscribing to PHE Screening blog. Click here if you wish to subscribe,

E-Learning

PHE England have developed an e-learning module onĀ disclosure of audit results and duty of candour, which can be accessed here.