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Cervical Screening from Public Health to Clinical Outcomes

(12 Feb 2021)

Dear Healthcare Professional,

CervicalCheck invites you to attend two hour-long webinars taking place online on 17 and 24 February 2021. The webinars will be an introduction to the new HPV cervical screening programme. They provide opportunities to meet the team to learn about the different aspects of the programme and have your questions answered.

CPD points and Category 1 points have been applied for from the ICGP and INMB respectively, so it is important to register on time.

The meeting’s speakers and topics are as follows:

Webinar 1: 17 February:

  • 12.30-12.35pm. Introduction by Dr Mary Short MRCPI FFSRH LRCP&SI MSc Public Health, Clinical Advisor Primary Care 
  • 12.35-12.50pm. Screening; act now for the future by Dr Caroline Mason Mohan MB BS FFPHM MRCGP MPH, Director of Public Health, National Screening Service
  • 12.50-13.10pm. The power of HPV testing by Dr Noirin Russell MD FRCPI MRCOG, Clinical Director, CervicalCheck
  • 13.10-13.25pm. The laboratory; the gatekeepers of the programme by Dr David Nuttall PhD MPhil DipRCPath CSci FIBMS, Clinical Laboratory Advisor, CervicalCheck
  • Webinar ends at 13.30pm. Questions will be taken at the end of the 2nd webinar


Webinar 2: 24 February:

  • 12.30-12.35pm. Introduction by Dr Mary Short, Clinical Advisor Primary Care
  • 12.35-12.50pm. Colposcopy; the next step in the screening cycle by Dr John Price MD FRCOG, CervicalCheck Colposcopy Advisor
  • 12.50-13.10pm. The power of HPV testing by Ms Gráinne Gleeson, Programme Manager, CervicalCheck
  • 13.10-13.25pm. Q&A moderated by Nurse Debbie Ramsbottom, Training Unit, CervicalCheck, followed by a summary and close of the meeting. 
  • Webinar ends at 13.30pm.


Dr Mary Short, is also the Medical Organiser of these webinars.

The learning outcomes for participants are intended to be:

  • Greater awareness and understanding of CervicalCheck’s change to HPV cervical screening in March 2020
  • Greater understanding for the rationale for HPV cervical screening
  • Enhanced understand of the new screening intervals and age ranges
  • A review and understanding of the clinical pathway
  • Learning of the eligibility framework
  • Awareness of how to better support women with the change to HPV cervical screening
  • Greater knowledge and ability to answer questions in relation to HPV cervical screening. 

In order to attend this meeting, please register by clicking HERE before Tuesday 16 February 2021.

Kind regards,

­­­­Dr Mary Short,
Primary Care Advisor

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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.