London Regional Cytology Training Centre

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LRCTC Courses

PLEASE NOTE: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions the LRCTC is constrained in its ability to provide face to face training. All of our courses and course dates are being reviewed and are subject to change. Unfortunately we are not able to provide lunches at this time ****************************************************************************************************

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

 

FOLLOW UP COURSE: NHSCSP Training  - (Thinprep®)

A five day course for candidates who have previously attended the NHSCSP Introductory Course in Gynaecological Cytology.

Course Requirements

Course fee:

If you have attended the Introductory Course here at the LRCTC  this course is free of charge.
Any other student - £400 per person

Course dates:








BMS/CYTOSCREENER ONE-DAY UPDATE 1 (Topics:Glandular Neoplasia & Borderline Changes)

This is a one day update for experienced Biomedical Scientists and Cytoscreeners designed to refresh their knowledge and keep up to date with current trends. PLEASE NOTE: This forms only part of the NHSCSP mandatory triennial requirements.

Please note that the topics covered by this update course are the same as previously offered in 2021.

Update 2 is available to book separately

 

Course Requirements

Course fee:

Contracted London regional participant - no individual charge. Any other participant - £110

Course dates:





BMS/CYTOSCREENER ONE-DAY UPDATE 3 (Topics: Daily Diagnostic Dilemmas & The Unusual Suspects)

This is the third of our one day updates for experienced Biomedical Scientists and Cytoscreeners designed to refresh their knowledge and keep up to date with current trends. PLEASE NOTE: This forms only part of the NHS CSP mandatory triennial requirements.

Please note that the topics covered by this update course are everyday aspects of "Daily Diagnostic Dilemmas" and rarer diagnoses encoutered as "The Unusual Suspects"

Course Requirements

Course fee:

Contracted London regional participant - no individual charge. Any other participant: £110

Course dates:








RESPIRATORY TRACT CYTOLOGY COURSE

The respiratory tract two day non-gynae course is designed for qualified BMSs and covers many aspects of the IBMS Advanced Specialist Certificate (General Level) syllabus, including specimen preparation techniques, anatomy, and histology. Normal cellular features, contaminants and artefacts, features of malignancy will be covered both by lectures and practical microscopy sessions.

Course Requirements

Course fee:

 

Contracted London regional participant - no individual charge
Any other participant - £200 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:





SEROUS FLUID CYTOLOGY COURSE

The serous fluid two day non-gynae course is designed for qualified BMSs and covers many aspects of the IBMS Advanced Specialist Certificate (General Level) syllabus, including specimen preparation techniques, anatomy, and histology. Normal features including cellular composition of effusions, features associated with reactive change and malignancy will be covered by formal lectures and practical microscopy

Course Requirements

Course fee:

 

Contracted London regional participant - no individual charge
Any other participant - £200 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:





URINARY TRACT CYTOLOGY COURSE

The urinary tract two day non-gynae course is designed for qualified BMSs and covers many aspects of the IBMS Advanced Specialist Certificate (General Level) syllabus, including specimen preparation techniques, anatomy, and histology. Recognition of normal cellular constituents, inflammation, atypia and malignancy will be covered by practical microscopy sessions and formal lectures.

Course Requirements

Course fee:

 

Contracted London regional participant - no individual charge
Any otherparticipant - £200 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:








CONSULTANT PATHOLOGIST/AP UPDATE COURSE - ( Thinprep®)

A one-day course on gynaecological cytology designed for consultant pathologists and consultant BMSs 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.

Due to the high demand for places on this course, priority will be given to applicants who have not previously attended.

PAYMENT IN ADVANCE is required in order to secure your place. You will be informed of these arrangments by our Course Administrator upon application

Course Requirements

Course fee:

 

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

Free of charge to London-based applicants (contracted)

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 must be received in order to confirm your place. Re-imbursement can only be made in exceptional circumstances.

 

Course dates:

  • 04 - 08, March 2024 (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 2020 to meet on-line requirements for re-accreditation status by The Royal College of Nursing.

Please Note: The formal training will take place over a one-week period. The first date indicates when initial registration takes place together with an introductory on-line discussion via MS Teams (3hrs - am) There will then be a period of self-directed learning and support leading to the final date when there will be a practical classroom session (1 day). Details and location may vary dependent upon local requirements*

 Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with the current guidance for sample-taker training updated Feb 2020 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cervical-screening-cervical-sample-taker-training

This course is designed for qualified and registered nurses, nursing associates, midwifes, & registered physican associates, or GMC doctors wishing to undertake cervical samples as part of their work. The course content is in line with National Guidance and  comprises of pre-course distance learning material, on-line course modules, and classroom teaching

This is a modular course held over a 1 week period with continual on-line assessments, discussion forums, and designated classroom sessions all of which are mandatory components. Classroom sessions will be held at the London Regional Cytology Training Centre at Northwick Park Hospital unless otherwise stipulated. Lectures will be given by both experienced practitioners and cytologists.

A period of supervision and mentoring in required following the course in order to reach qualified status. For this it is essential that, on application, that a designated mentor and external assessor have been assigned.

Acceptance onto this course will be subject to a vetting process to ensure that all applicants are suitably qualified and that nominated mentors are up to date with their own training and registration; a suitable process must also be in place to ensure that an external assessor can be assigned to the applicant

 


 

Course Requirements

Course fee:

Course Fee per person : £150 (London NHS contract), £250 (non-London / Private)

N.B. Course fees apply to ALL applicants and payment details must be provided at time of booking

You must book on line using our application and receive acknowledgement from us by email to secure a provisional place. Details of named mentors/assessors will be checked before confirmation of placement can be given. Without this acknowledgement you will not have a place reserved


 

Course dates:





CYTOLOGY FOR COLPOSCOPISTS

This online Cytology for Colposcopists course has been approved by the BSCCP for Trainee Accreditation.

Developed by the LRCTC the course provides detailed information on

  • Laboratory organisation and sample processing, including HPV testing
  • Cervical cytology screening, reporting and NHS CSP management protocols
  • Cytology and microscopy of normal and abnormal cell components of the cervical sample
  • MDT protocols and cervical cancer audit

The course is designed to meet the requirements of the trainee's pathology experience in their understanding of practical laboratory processes and the viewing of cytology slides. The course structure is underpinned by case presentations, Q&A sessions, and an interactive quiz

The course is delivered via MS Teams and is of 5 hours duraton (excluding breaks). Completion of the course has been recognised by the BSCCP as equivalent to face-to-face laboratory training for both registered nurses and doctors training in Colposcopy

Course Requirements

Course fee:

£100.00

Course dates:





ASSESSORS / MENTORS Online Tuition

This is an on-line 2 hour tuition session for qualified and registered nurses, midwives, physician associates, and GMC doctors who wish to act as cervical screening mentors and external assessors. 

N.B. This training is currently only offered to London-based trainers

The training will be via MS Teams and will run from 9.30 am until 11.30 am. A link to the meeting will be sent out upon successful application

Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with the current guidance for sample-taker training updated Feb 2020 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cervical-screening-cervical-sample-taker-training

This update is designed to explain the roles and responsibilites of cervical screening mentors and external assessors whilst also providing an update on current training requiremens and developments witihin the NHS CSP

Acceptance onto this course will be subject to a vetting process to ensure that all applicants are suitably qualified and are up to date with their own training and registration. 

N.B. By applying for this course you are giving permission for your details to be passed to your local Training Hub in order for them to maintain a register of external assessors within their area.

Course Requirements

Course fee:

London-based : Free of Charge

Course dates: