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.
SAMPLE TAKER COURSES
The South West Regional Cytology Training Centre provides TWO DAY FOUNDATION COURSES for Cervical sample takers within the area covering Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
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.
Individual sample takers should audit their own inadequate rates and transformation zone sampling rates, ideally on an ongoing basis