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South West Regional Cytology Training Centre
Cytology Training Centre


South West Regional Cytology Training Centre

Lime Walk Building, Department of Cellular Pathology, Southmead Hospital, Bristol  BS10 5NB

Tel: 0117 323 5649




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Cytology Training Centre

The Training Centre

The South West Regional Cytology Training Centre was opened in 1990 and is situated within the grounds of Southmead Hospital, Bristol, adjacent to 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, air-conditioned facilities which include a dedicated microscopy room, seminar room and separate reception/coffee area.

Cytology Courses

Cytology Courses for Cytoscreeners, Biomedical Scientists, Pathologists and Colposcopists.

Please click on the following links for a full list of our 2015 courses

2015 Course Calendar

2015 Course Flyer

Please click on the following links for a full list of our 2016 courses

2016 Course Calendar

2016 Course Flyer


Application Form

Please contact the Training Centre for availability of places.

Cervical Sample Takers

The Centre offers basic courses and half-day update courses for Cervical Sample Takers.  Please contact the Avon Local Medical Committee (ALMC) for availability of places on 0117 970 2755 or email:

Cytology Society of the South West and South Wales (CSSW)

Click to find out more information about the CSSW, download a membership form and view presentations from CSSW meetings.


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