Cervical screening: cytopathology training requirements

This document sets out the training requirements for medical staff working in cervical cytopathology.

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Please refer to the Cervical screening: professional guidance collection.


[Withdrawn] Training requirements for medical staff working in cervical cytopathology

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The publication explains the training needed for medical staff to interpret liquid based cytology (LBC) microscopy slides.


Healthcare professionals can use appendix 1 to get their training signed off by their:

  • training centre director
  • medical lead for cytology

Appendix 2 sets out a suggested induction course for LBC sampling.

Published 1 April 2004