Online Cervical Screening Update

In accordance with NES current guidelines practitioners must update their cervical screening & cytology knowledge every 3 years and Edinburgh Napier University will be running an online update.

Fee for update: £65.

Who can attend?

Any health professional, including Practice Nurses and GPs, who currently undertake cervical smears as part of their role.

What is the commitment?

The course can be done online in your own time, but must be completed within 3 months.

Evidence of completion

Once you have worked your way through the resources you will be able to download your certificate.

What is the content?

  • Call recall system in Scotland
  • Laboratory aspects of smear samples
  • Smear taking; the essentials
  • HPV update
  • Answering patients’ FAQs

How to apply

Fee for update: £65

Self-funding students paying by credit card, please apply here.

Sponsored NHS students, please apply here.

NHS Lothian students must contact to confirm funding before applying.

Further details

If you require further information, please contact Scott Foley on