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Cervical Sample Taker Training - January 2022

January 18 - January 25


The aim of this course is to assist Cervical Sample Taker Trainees to maintain high standards of sample taking in accordance with local and national standards. The guidance was updated in 2020 and our initial training sessions include the following:

  • The NHS Cervical Screening Programme
  • The background to cervical screening
  • Organisation of the NHS Cervical Screening Programme
  • Equality of access to cervical screening
  • Understanding the test results
  • Anatomy and physiology of the pelvic organs
  • Practical aspects and professional responsibilities of taking cervical samples

Trainees will receive initial theory and practical training with our Clinical Educators before completing the rest of the programme by undertaking supported procedures in practice with their Mentor.  The whole programme can take up to 6 months to complete, but can take as little as 6 weeks if there are sufficient appointments available to the Trainee.

Devon Training Hub provides a detailed programme of work to follow, a Training Portfolio and Training Handbook, and professional support for Sample Taker Trainees and their Mentors throughout the programme. When the Trainee Sample Taker has completed the programme we allocate an independent External Assessor to liaise with the Trainee and complete a Final Clinical Assessment.

Course details:

Tuesday 11 January 2022 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Mentor Introduction - Mandatory Training for Mentors of Trainees in Practice

Tuesday 18 January 2022 - 9:30am - 4pm 

Face to Face Theory for Trainee Sample Takers at Lostwithiel Community Centre, PL22 0HE

Tuesday 25 January 2022 - 9:30am - 4pm

Face to Face Theory and Practical for Trainee Sample Takers at Lostwithiel Community Centre, PL22 0HE


Devon Training Hub
01752 431533
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