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Scottish Cytology Training School

THIS PAGE IS CURRENTLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT!

 

The Scottish Cytology Training School (SCTS) is an NHSCSP Accredited training Centre. The SCTS provides training and continuing professional development (CPD) for relevant professional staff in cervical cytology screening and associated work areas as part of the Scottish Cervical Screening Programme.

 

Please Note:

The SCTS facilities were due to transfer from Edinburgh to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow, but this move and any training courses have unfortunately been put on hold due to COVID-19. 

Sue Mehew is still the Director of the Training School, if you have any Cytology Training School queries please contact her at: [email protected]

 

DUE TO CURRENT COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, OUR COURSES ARE BEING DELIVERED ON-LINE, WHERE POSSIBLE


                     


 

COURSE/APPLICATION INFORMATION

 

The course programme and application form are linked below:

Course Programme 2021-22

Application Form

Please send completed application forms to: 

[email protected]


SCTS COURSES

 

INTRODUCTORY COURSE IN GYNAECOLOGICAL CYTOLOGY [NHSCSP Diploma] - (Thinprep®) - Minimum entry qualification

Trainee Cytoscreener – 4 GCSE’s
Trainee Biomedical Scientist – ‘A’ levels or equivalent to allow entry to a HCPC approved degree course or a recognised HCPC/ IBMS approved degree.

Eligibility - All students must be employed in an NHSCSP Cytopathology department, as a trainee to undertake this course as part of the 2 year UK registration training

Length of time in post: Learners should attend the introductory course ideally within the first 6 months of employment. Learners should spend a minimum of 6 weeks in the home laboratory learning how to set up and use a light microscope to visualise cells for interpretation and be familiar with normal cell morphology and basic infections.

NHSCSP - Registration: Prior to starting the introductory course pre-registration students must be registered by their employers with the NHSCSP Education office. The laboratory training officer (assessor) must also be registered prior to learners commencing their portfolio. This course is the first part of an intensive two year training plan for registration in Cytology which includes written portfolio work, slide logbook and attendance at compulsory courses at the training centre with a final one day external examination.

 

 FOLLOW-UP COURSE IN GYNAECOLOGICALCYTOLOGY [NHSCSP Diploma] - (Thinprep®)

Course for candidates who have previously attended the NHSCSP Introductory Course in Gynaecological Cytology. This normally takes place 6-12 months after the Introductory Course. 

 

PRE-EXAMINATION COURSE [NHSCSP Diploma] - (Thinprep®)

The introductory and follow up courses are supported by a pre-examination course. This normally takes places between 3 months and 3 weeks before the examination. 

 

BMS/CYTOSCREENER ONE DAY UPDATE COURSE

Update course to refresh qualified screeners knowledge and inform them about developments in Cervical Cytology and the NHSCSP. 

 

 


 

FIND US

 

Map: https://www.nhsggc.org.uk/media/238440/qeuh_rhc_campus_map_travel_info.pdf

Address:

Cytology Laboratory,

The Laboratory Medicine Building, Level 3,

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

1345 Govan Road,

Glasgow

G51 4TF

Transport & Travel: https://www.nhsggc.org.uk/patients-and-visitors/transport-travel-and-parking/transport-and-travel/

Parking: https://www.nhsggc.org.uk/patients-and-visitors/transport-travel-and-parking/parking/

 


 

TRAINING RESOURCES

 

Scottish Koilocyte Identification Project

Useful Links

 

 


 

THE TEAM

 

 

Training School Director – Sue Mehew

[email protected]

 

 

 

Training School Manager - Donna Rainey

[email protected]

 

 

 

Training School Administrator - Jillian Miller

 

Last Updated: 07 October 2021