Cervical Sample Takers
HPV Primary Screening Implementation
From the 11th September 2017 all cervical screening samples sent to the Southmead cytology laboratory will be screened for HR-HPV as the first test.
All GP practices and sample takers in the Southmead catchment area have been sent information and training packs. This can also be accessed and downloaded on our HPV Primary Screening Information page.
SAMPLE TAKER COURSES
The South West Regional Cytology Training Centre provides both TWO DAY FOUNDATION COURSES and HALF DAY UPDATES for Cervical sample takers within the area covering Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
If you need to register for a cervical sample taker code please follow this link and enter your details to the Cervical Sample Taker Register.
*Please note that as from 1st September 2017 all cervical cytology samples received in the laboratory without a locally allocated ID sample taker code will be rejected. This means that the results for these samples will be reported as unsatisfactory and the women will need to be re invited in 3 months time.*
Individual sample taker audits for sample sent to Southmead Laboratory.