Promoting high-quality specialist training for cervical sample takers
Catherine Witney is a national education and training manager for PHE Screening. She took up this post in 2015. Her role includes supporting the provision of high quality education and training for multidisciplinary staff delivering screening across the 3 cancer screening programmes. She works closely with the 3 national programme managers to make sure the education and training needs of all staff groups in the screening pathways are met.
Catherine is a biomedical scientist by profession. She qualified in cytopathology and histopathology and has more than 30 years’ experience in the NHS. Her most recent operational post was Cellular Pathology Deputy Manager at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust in Norfolk. Before taking up her current post she worked nationally as joint laboratory coordinator for the cervical and bowel cancer screening programmes.
The breast screening programme is encouraging cytology screeners to consider retraining as mammographers.
We have launched new training resources to meet requirements set out in guidance for cervical screening providers on implementing high-risk (hr) HPV testing.
We're supporting a national campaign to attract mammographers back into screening.
PHE Screening is supporting a national campaign to bring out-of-practice radiographers back into their profession as mammographers in the NHS Breast Screening Programme.
PHE is responsible for setting policy and guidance for the NHS Cervical Screening Programme. To make sure we have clinical expertise to support and advise the programme we have clinical professional groups for laboratories, colposcopy, education and training.
Every time we work on an e-learning project we try to think about who works in screening and what they need to help provide safe and efficient services. Last week, the NHS Cervical Screening Programme (CSP) launched a new e-learning …
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