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Smear Taker Training and Updates

Nurse Smear Taker Training

 Well Women and Family Trust and The Family Planning Association offer regular training over three days for Auckland Region, as well as updates (which smear takers need to attend regularly to meet the NCSP Guidelines on competency)

The NSU has a grant application form.  Successful applicants will have their training costs reimbursed. Click Here for a link to the NSU website and relevant information.

Online Updates

An online update course is now available from Well Women and Family Trust.  This helps smear takers fulfill the NCSP Guidelines in respect of annual updates. See the E-Learning Package on their website.

 HPV Vaccination Update

The National Cervical Screening Programme has produced a new learning module aimed at smear takers, GPs, practice nurses and immunisation providers. The module will support your knowledge of the human papilloma virus (HPV) and the HPV vaccine. It will assist you with knowing when to order an HPV test as part of regular cervical screening, and discussing the results of those tests with women.  Click Here.

Compendium of literature on Barriers to Cervical Screening

Click Here

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