Ossett WF5 9TJ
A one or two day course aimed specifically at those intending to, or already acting as Checkers, but also of value to all experienced staff.
Day one will concentrate on basic histopathology, covering CIN, CGIN and cancer and more difficult areas through both lecture and multihead sessions together with an interactive self-assessment quiz. There will also be a workshop on what can be called invasive.
Day two will concentrate on challenging cases with chance to assess the role of a checker and to investigate the types of change that can lead to overcall. There will be a session on statistics and performance monitoring in the cervical screening programme. Including discussion of checker statistics.
The course is intended to run over two days, but both days can be booked separately if preferred.
For day two participants need to know their own statistics as a Checker including numbers seen, numbers called negative and, if possible, HPV positivity rates for triage samples.
The course is suitable to those using either Surepath or Thinprep.