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The South West Regional Cytology Training Centre was opened in 1990 and is situated within the grounds of Southmead Hospital, Bristol, within the Department of Cellular Pathology, which houses one of the largest cytology laboratories in the United Kingdom.

The Centre is approved for basic gynaecological training by the British Association for Cytopathology (BAC) and the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and is one of the first centres to be recognised by the European Community Training Project as (ECTP) for training within Europe. It is also NHSCSP approved.

The Centre is equipped with the latest teaching aids and a multiheaded microscope for group discussion. High quality microscopes are available for the use of all course participants.

The Centre offers purpose-built facilities which include a dedicated microscopy room and seminar room.

Please click on the link below to see the latest Training Centre annual report.

Annual Report 2015-2016

Please click on the following links for a full list
of our 2017 courses

2017 Course Flyer

2017 - Courses Chronological

Cervical Sample Takers

The South West Regional Cytology Training Centre has been providing high quality cervical sample taker training since 1999. We have been approved as a quality training provider for cervical cytology by NHS England (South West).

We provide both initial training and update training for which fulfil local and national requirements for cervical sample taker training.

We also offer a half day condensed theoretical course for GP trainees without formal cervical sample taker training, which covers the important aspects of the NHS Cervical Screening Programme.