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News and events

Clinical eUpdate 2014

Recognised for 1.5 ICGP CPD or 2 NMBI CEU's, the Clinical eUpdate 2014 provides smeartakers who were unable to attend this years face to face update with an opportunity to keep their knowledge base up to date with the best practice in cervical screening.

Now available: Primary Care Self Audit Tool

CervicalCheck has developed a Primary Care Self Audit tool to support smeartakers in Primary Care. It has been developed to facilitate smeartakers to carry out a clinical audit that aims to ensure effective assessment and compliance with the 'Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Cervical Screening - Primary Care'.

CervicalCheck programme report

CervicalCheck programme report containing screening statistics for the fourth year of operation (1 September 2011 to 31 August 2012) and an overview of activity and developments within CervicalCheck up to the time of publication.

Clinical Updates for Smeartakers April 2014

Clinical Updates will be taking place around the country the 1st - 9th April 2014. Clinical updates provide smeartakers with an opportunity to keep their knowledge base up to date with the best practice in cervical screening. These updates will focus on new programme developments, clinical scenarios, clinical audits, and online resources

Release of Guidelines for QA in Cervical Screening, second edition

The second edition of the NCSS Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Cervical Screening has been released.

Change in GP Practice and Clinic details on CervicalCheck website

CervicalCheck has implemented an enhanced search-and-display facility on its website - CervicalCheck – Where can I have a test? - to assist women searching for a registered smeartaker in order to participate in the programme.

Expansion of HPV testing in colposcopy

HPV testing has now been expanded in colposcopy services to assist in the management of women with low grade cytological abnormalities.

eLearning portal – Cervix Image Library

The e-learning portal has added a Cervix Image Library to the online learning resources. The resource offers an interactive image library of the common features and conditions of the cervix seen during smeartaking.

Information session in Galway, Cork and Dublin

Information session on cancer screening and early dectection for those working with clients with intellectual disabilities

New Smeartaker Training Prospectus 2013 - 2014 now available

The training prospectus and application form for Smeartaker training courses during late 2013 and 2014 is now available online

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The National Cancer Screening Service is part of the Health Service Executive's Cancer Control Programme. It encompasses BreastCheck The National Breast Screening Programme,
CervicalCheck The National Cervical Screening Programme and BowelScreen - The National Bowel Screening Programme.

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