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AAA screening networking days for clinical skills trainers moved online

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PHE recently published new guidance for the annual competency assessment of screening technicians in the NHS AAA Screening Programme. This guidance replaced the previous 2-yearly re-accreditation assessments.

We had planned a number of regional networking days this autumn to support clinical skills trainers (CSTs) who will use the new guidance and documentation to carry out screening technician competency assessments.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these sessions will now be held online instead of face to face.

They will still be an opportunity for CSTs and quality assurance (QA) leads to receive support from the NHS AAA Screening Programme national team, share best practice and network with each other.

Thank you to everyone who previously registered to attend one of the face-to-face events. Please rebook on to one of the 4 online Microsoft Teams sessions detailed below.

Register now for your regional event

To book, please click on the relevant link for your regional event from the list below and complete the registration survey.

Topics covered in each event will include:

  • a national programme update
  • competence assessments and documentation
  • case studies
  • image quality and standardisation
  • delivery of effective feedback
  • failing to fail trainees

To help make the events informative and engaging, we are asking CSTs and QA leads to share and present experiences from practice such as:

  • case studies
  • incidents
  • giving constructive feedback
  • examples of good practice
  • shared team learning

Please email if you have experiences from practice you would be happy to share at one of the events.

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