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News and events

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

Programme Report 1 Sep - 31 Aug 2011

This report includes screening statistics for the third year of operation (1 September 2010 to 31 August 2011). In addition, the report provides an overview of activity and developments within CervicalCheck up to the time of publication.

The National Cancer Screening Service issues CervicalCheck programme report

Uptake steady, yet older women not availing of important screening. The National Cancer Screening Service, part of the Health Service Executive National Cancer Control Programme, today issues the CervicalCheck Programme Report, providing screening statistics for the third year of the programme’s operation (1 September 2010 to 31 August 2011). In addition, the report provides an overview of activity and developments within CervicalCheck, up to the time of publication.

CervicalCheck - recent study day for health professionals

Recent study day for health professionals with poster presentations and book of abstracts

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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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