There has been a recent change in legislation for Paramedics working in Primary care. Where it forms part of their role, they are now eligible to be trained to undertake training to become cervical sample takers.
Cervical Smear Taker Training
This page displays our current offers for Novice and Mentor Smear takers training as well as links to guidance and eLearning.
Cervical Screening Awareness Week (19-24 June) is an annual campaign organised by Jo’s Trust, a leading cervical cancer charity. It aims to raise awareness of, and ultimately increase uptake and coverage of the NHS Cervical Screening Programme.
This awareness week will focus on continuing to educate on the importance of cervical screening and encourage people to come forward when they are invited. Communications resources and tips to support people coming in for their screening will also be shared. Content will be uploaded to the Vaccinations and Screening workspace (sign up required).
Training & Opportunities
Cervical Novice Smear Taker Training
All localities have commissioned a 2-day Cytology Programme via Liverpool University at a reduced-price using the CPD allocation.
Available to, Practice Nurses, Nursing Associates & Physician Associates working in General Practice in Lancashire and South Cumbria
- 16th and 17th April 2024
- 10th and 11th September 2024
See a review of the project here.
Cervical Smear Taker Mentor Course
Cervical Smear Taker Mentor Update Training
These elearning modules support the training of healthcare professionals involved in the delivery of the NHS Screening Programmes in England.
Smear Training in Numbers
Trained Smear Takers
Attended the 2-day course and successfully completed their 20 supervised samples and been signed off.
By Healthcare professionals trained with us.
Resources & Videos
Please find useful updates, information and resources below