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Catherine Witney

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.

Expertise underpins cervical screening programme

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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.