Cervical Smear Training – Starting 17th September 2021

Devon Training Hub are providing cervical smear taking training. The following UK registered healthcare professionals are eligible to train to undertake the role of cervical sample taker: registered nurses, registered nursing associates*, registered midwives, PAMVR registered physician associates and GMC registered medical doctors.

The training programme comprises of:

  • Pre course reading
  • 2 x half day online theory training session –
    • 17th September, 9.30-12.30 AND
    • 24th September, 9.30-12.30
    • You must attend both sessions
  • 1 full day face-to-face training session. This will include a theory session and a 3-hour practical session.
    • 28th September at St Erme Community Centre, 9.30-4pm.
  • A visit to a colposcopy clinic
  • Supervised clinical practice prior to interim assessment
  • Unsupervised (indirectly supervised) clinical practice
  • Final assessment and sign off

All trainees must ensure that they are able to fulfil all the requirements outlined above prior to booking.

Trainees must also ensure that they have a mentor in practice. Please view the training outline below for more details on the role and responsibilities of the mentor as well as further details on the training process itself.

Please be aware that the information you provide in the booking form will be shared with Devon Training Hub.

Course CostThe cost of this course is currently funded through CPD monies available for all registered professionals. Those not eligible for CPD funding will be charged £350. 

This course is for Cornwall General Practice staff only. We reserve the right to cancel bookings or invoice accordingly for any bookings not eligible for CPD funding.

Covid Information

We will be continuing with Covid-safe measures at the face-to-face session and expect that trainees will wear face coverings. Hand sanitiser will also be made available and social distancing measures will also be adhered to where possible.

When booking a place, please be mindful of potential risks if more than one delegate attends from a single practice, in that all attending team members would need to isolate if there is a confirmed Covid case. We are planning another cohort of this training in the Autumn should practices wish to reduce that risk.



Bookings are no longer available for this event.