NHSCSP 23 (ARCHIVED)

Taking Samples for Cervical Screening - a Resource Pack for Trainers

Published April 2006 | ISBN 1 84 4630 30 7 | Archived

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This resource pack represents best practice for the training of sample takers. It replaces the Resource Pack for Training Smear Takers, (1998) and has been updated to take account of developments in the NHSCSP including the introduction of liquid based cytology (LBC), and changes in the wider NHS.

The pack is designed to be used for training doctors and nurses working in primary care, family planning clinics and other settings where cervical samples are taken as part of the NHSCSP. It is intended to be used by experienced trainers to enable them to offer a common core of learning to all sample takers, ensuring consistency across the cervical screening programme.

The resource pack should not be used by practice staff for unsupervised training.