This guidance describes a post registration education pathway for new cervical sample takers in the NHS Cervical Screening Programme (NHSCSP).
It aims to:
promote high quality, specialist training that is consistent with national policy recommendations and programme requirements
provide a common core of learning for all sample takers to a required minimum standard
advise on the training requirements for all sample takers in the NHSCSP
endorse the cervical screening mentor and cervical screening assessor roles for consistency in training and assessment
promote interaction across the care pathway
The guidance also describes the requirement for update training to support sample takers in meeting their clinical and professional responsibilities for continuing professional development and revalidation.