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News and events

Upcoming: ICGP Cervical smeartaking theory course

The upcoming ICGP course will take place in Galway on 6 May 2016. This is the final course available for this academic year (new academic year starts in September 2016). Places are still available for smeartakers wishing to enrol. If you are interested please contact the Screening Training Unit on 061 406564/565 or email stu@cervicalcheck.ie

Information update for non-medical staff – November 2015

The Screening Training Unit will deliver an information update for non-medical staff in GP practices and clinics engaged with CervicalCheck – The National Cervical Screening Programme. The information sessions will be held in 10 venues throughout the country during November 2015.

Clinical eUpdate for smeartakers 2015: HPV – What health professionals need to know and communicate

An online update that makes available to doctors and nurses the important information delivered in regional clinical updates during April 2015 about the introduction of HPV triage - reflex HPV testing of low grade cytology abnormalities. The eLearning module is recognised by ICGP and NMBI for CPD/CEU points.

Prospectus - Smeartaker training programmes 2015-2016 (June 2015)

The Smeartaker Training Prospectus 2015-2016' is now available, providing details of scheduled courses. The prospectuis and the application form may be downloaded.

HPV triage (reflex HPV testing) of low grade abnormalities has commenced (May 2015)

CervicalCheck has commenced HPV triage - reflex HPV testing of smear test samples reported by cytology as showing a low grade abnormality – with effect from May 2015.

Clinical updates for smeartakers (March 2015)

The dates, times and venues for Clinical Updates that will take place in 8 regional locations during April 2015 are now available. 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 a very significant development for smeartakers - the imminent introduction of HPV testing for the triage of low grade abnormalities.

CervicalCheck programme report 2012-2013

The CervicalCheck programme report containing screening statistics for the fifth year of operation (1 September 2012 to 31 August 2013) is 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'.

Clinical eUpdate 2014 (May 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.

Clinical updates for smeartakers (March 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

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Is cuid den tSeirbhís Náisiúnta Scagthástála é CervicalCheck
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CervicalCheck is part of the National Cancer Screening Service
PO Box 161 Limerick
Freephone 1800 45 45 55

Is cuid den Rannóg Sláinte agus Folláine i bhFeidhmeannacht na Seirbhíse Sláinte í an tSeirbhís Náisiúnta Scagthástála. Cuimsíonn sí BreastCheck – An Clár Náisiúnta Scagthástála Cíoch, CervicalCheck – An Clár Náisiúnta Scagthástála Ceirbheacs, BowelScreen – An Clár Náisiúnta Scagthástála Putóige agus Diabetic RetinaScreen – An Clár Náisiúnta Scagthástála Reitiní do Dhiaibéitigh.

The National Screening Service is part of the Health and Wellbeing Division of the Health Service Executive. It encompasses BreastCheck – The National Breast Screening Programme, CervicalCheck – The National Cervical Screening Programme, BowelScreen – The National Bowel Screening Programme and Diabetic RetinaScreen – The National Diabetic Retinal Screening Programme.

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