London Regional Cytology Training Centre

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LRCTC Courses

Below are the courses and course date run here at the London Regional Cytology Training Centre.
To apply for a course please click on the date you wish to attend and then fill in the application form

 




BMS/CYTOSCREENER UPDATE COURSE - (Thinprep®)

This is a three day course for experienced Biomedical Scientists and Cytoscreeners designed to refresh their knowledge and keep up to date with current trends. It meets all NHSCSP mandatory triennial update requirements for biomedical scientists and cytoscreeners.

This course is not suitable for candidates preparing for the Diploma in Cervical Cytology examination.

Please note: This course is updated every 3 years with the next new cycle due to commence in 2017.

The current course dates are only applicable to candidates who have not had an update since 2014.

 

Course Requirements

Course fee:

 

Contracted London regional participant - no individual charge
Any other participant - £350 per person

You must book on line using our e-application and receive acknowledgement from us by email to secure a provisional place.Without this acknowledgement you will not have a place reserved

Course payment due four weeks prior to start date

 

Course dates:











CONSULTANT PATHOLOGIST/AP UPDATE COURSE - ( Thinprep®)

A one-day course on gynaecological cytology designed for consultant pathologists and to refresh their knowledge and keep up to date with current trends in the NHSCSP.

Course Requirements

Course fee:

 

Contracted London regional participant - no individual charge
Any other participant - £150 per person

You must book on line using our e-application and receive acknowledgement from us by email to secure a provisional place.Without this acknowledgement you will not have a place reserved

 

Course dates:





CYTOPATHOLOGY FOR PATHOLOGISTS COURSE - Non Gynae

This 4 day course for consultants and SPR's which covers ONLY non-gynaecological cytology.

Due to popular demand we have added an optional half day mock exam which will be held on the last day of the course for those waiting to take MRCPath exam.
Please indicate on the application form whether you wish to attend this day or not.

The department is open from 9-5 pm Monday to Fridays

 

Course Requirements

Course fee:

 

Course fee: £400 (+£50 if you wish to attend the half day mock exam) to be paid by cheque or employer invoice

You must book on line using our e-application and receive acknowledgement from us by email to secure a provisional place.Without this acknowledgement you will not have a place reserved

Payment to be received four weeks prior to the start of the course

 

Course dates:

  • 09 - 13, March 2020 (course full)







CYTOLOGY MEDICAL LABORATORY ASSISTANTS COURSE

This is a course designed for MLA's as commissioned by our LRCTC User Group. It is a one day introductory course designed to cover topics such as an overview of the NHSCSP, terminology, role of an MLA and audit. The course is structured to make full use of interactive teaching resources.

Course Requirements

Course fee:

Contracted London regional participant - no individual charge
Any other participant - £150 per person

Course dates:








SAMPLE TAKER INITIAL TRAINING

Formally known as the Foundation Course, the content & structure of this course has been revised in 2018 to meet accreditation status by The Royal College of Nursing.

This course is designed only for qualified and registered  nurses or doctors wishing to undertake cervical samples as part of their work. The course content is in line with National Guidance and  comprises of both classroom teaching and pre-course distance learning material.

This is a 2 day course which will be held at the London Regional Cytology Training Centre at Northwick Park Hospital. Lectures will be by both practitioners and cytologists and will include a tour of the cytology laboratory. A period of supervision and mentoring in required following the course in order to reach qualified status.

Cervical Sample Taker Initial Training: programme ref 6699
This programme has been accredited by the RCN Centre for Professional Accreditation until 9 September 2019   
Accreditation applies only to the educational content of the programme and does not apply to any product                                                                            
The Royal College of Nursing cannot confirm the competence of any practitioner who completes this course

 

Course Requirements

Course fee:

Course Fee per person : £250   

PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE IS NO LONGER FUNDED BY LONDON CONTRACTS.

You must book on line using our application and receive acknowledgement from us by email to secure a provisional place.Without this acknowledgement you will not have a place reserved


 

Course dates:

  • 09, December and 13, December 2019 (course full)




SAMPLE TAKER UPDATE COURSE

Please note: As of October 2017 a FREE online resource has been made available through the NHSCSP designed to meet the requirements of a 3 yearly update. This resource is on the e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) website:www.e-lfh.org.uk

The Sample Taker Update Course offered by the Training Centre is an optional addition to this e-Learning package

This half day study day is designed to provide up-to-date information on sample taking and examine future trends in cervical cytology and will be held at the LRCTC at Northwick Park Hospital. It will provide you will an opportunity to ask questions and have face-to-face discussions with experienced trainers within this field of expertise.

Morning session starts 9am finishes at 12.30 pm

Afternoon commences at 13.00h and finishes at 17.00h

Course Requirements

Course fee:

 

Course Fee per person: £90

 Please Note: Attendance on this course will give you FREE access to our onclick e-Learning training modules.

You must book on line using our e-application and receive acknowledgement from us by email to secure a provisional place.Without this acknowledgement you will not have a place reserved


 

Course dates:

  • 25, November 2019 - Morning (course full)




onclick e-LEARNING FOR CERVICAL SMEAR SAMPLE TAKERS - UPDATE

The London Regional Cytology Training Centre in conjunction with the IT company On Click have put together an on line e-learning update for qualified sample takers to fulfill their continuing professional development requirements.

LRCTC's experienced senior tutors have selected training material published by the NHS including the important data from the Cervical Screening Programme and with OnClick have published this in an easy to navigate format to ensure that all students can be updated on the very latest advances as well as important refresher topics.

An example of some of the topics covered are: Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and HPV testing, essentials of the screening programme,HPV vaccines, zero tolerance, future trends and how does the screening programme work ?

There is also a self testing section and you will be able to print off a certificate after successful completion of the module which can be uploaded as evidence of CPD onto the new NHS England sample taker computer registration system. 

Mark Terry LRCTC Senior Tutor/Manager

Course Requirements

Course fee:

 

 

Please go to http://shop.onclick.co.uk to register the fee will be £25.00 plus VAT (£30)

 

Course dates:





PRIMARY HPV UPDATE - Meeting for Sample-takers

Following the adoption of Primary hrHPV testing by the NHS Cervical Screening Programme, a national primary care e-learning module on screening using primary hrHPV testing has been developed for sample takers. This resource is currently available through the e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) website: www.e-lfh.org.uk

As an additional support for sample-takers within the London area, this meeting has been arranged in conjunction with Cerviical Screening London (CSL)  and Northwick Park Hospital, in order to discuss the roll-out of Primary hrHPV testing whilst providing a forum to answer any questions and to address any concerns.

Time & Venue: Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road. London NW1 2BJ

Monday 11th November -  The William Waldo suite

Wednesday 20th November - The Hilda Clark suite

Please check "Course requirements" for further details

Course Requirements

Course fee:

No Charge

Primary HPV Meetings at Friends House,  173-177 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ

  Monday 11th November - meeting  start times at 10 am and 2 pm

 Wednesday 20th November  - meeting start times at 10 am and 2 pm

 

Addtional dates may be added dependant upon demand

 

Course dates:

  • 20, November 2019 - Morning (course full)
  • 20, November 2019 - Afternoon (course full)