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CervicalCheck hold a national study day for health professionals

There has been great interest CervicalCheck – The National Cervical Screening Programmes national study day for health professionals being held tomorrow, 22 September 2012 in O Reilly Hall, UCD, Dublin 4.

Almost 600 delegates have registered, including over 180 GPs, 230 Practice Nurses, and others across health, education and advocates of screening have signed up to attend this national study day which has been approved for Continuous Professional Development by ICGP and An Bord Altranais, fulfilling CervicalCheck’s commitment to clinical update education.

Majella Byrne, Acting Director of the National Cancer Screening Service, welcomed delegates saying: “Today provides a training opportunity for smeartakers who have direct interaction with all women participating in the programme, and are ideally placed to contribute to the development and enhancement of the cervical screening experience for women.  
Cervical screening is a rapidly developing area of healthcare and as there are many interlinked components to both the delivery and the future planning for the programme, I anticipate that the breadth of contributors today will of great benefit to delegates, the programme, and ultimately to women in Ireland.

We are honoured to have such international interest and participation in this national study day and welcome participation from our esteemed colleagues from the UK and France.”

The overall aim of CervicalCheck is to reduce the incidence of cervical cancer by detecting changes in the cells of the cervix before they become cancerous. Over time, a successful national, quality-assured cervical screening programme has the potential to significantly reduce the incidence of and mortality from cervical cancer by as much as 80 per cent in the screened population.

Similar to other population-based screening programmes, BreastCheck and the upcoming diabetic retinopathy screening programme and national colorectal screening programme which will commence later this year, the National Cancer Screening Service ensures that quality assurance is paramount for CervicalCheck and all the essential elements are in place to ensure risks to patients are minimised and that the best clinical outcomes for patients are maximised.

For further information please contact Sheila Caulfield or Aoife O’Sullivan on 01-8659300.


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