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Online Cervical Screening Update

Edinburgh University Red Triangle



In accordance with the NHS Scotland standards for Cervical Cytology, practitioners are required to undertake an update to their initial training every 3 years.

Who can register?

Any health professional who currently undertakes cervical sample taking as part of their role and hold a current NMC or GMC registration.


Detailed Description

What is the commitment?

You need to engage with the online material which covers a variety of topics, including: 

  • Sample taking; the essentials
  • Call recall system in Scotland
  • Laboratory aspects of samples
  • High Risk HPV update
  • Addressing barriers to access
  • Answering patients’ FAQs 

Working through the essential materials should take approximately half a day and they consist of video presentations, quizzes and some recommended reading.

You are required to complete the update within 3 months of enrolment. 

Evidence of completion

Once you have worked through the resources you will be able to download your certificate.

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