The BSCCP treatment module
The core training programme relates to diagnostic colposcopy only but trainees can opt to also complete the additional treatment module if they intend to perform treatment. Most trainees complete this at the time of the core training and completion culminates in the awarding of the BSCCP/RCOG Certificate (Diagnostic and Treatment). This module comprises 20 local treatments (10 witnessed, 10 performed under supervision) which should be included in the 150 core module cases.
Process for completion of the treatment module after becoming accredited in the diagnostic module
If you have already completed your training and passed the OSCE for the diagnostic module only here is what you need to do.
- Complete 10 cases of local cervical treatment, witnessed - i.e. watching your trainer perform
- Complete 10 cases of local cervical treatment under direct supervision
- Complete the Treatment Sheet Summary
- Complete 5 OSATS in each of the treatment modalities in which you are being trained, a minimum of 3 formative + 2 summative. The 2 summative OSATS should be assessed by 2 independent Colposcopists, one of whom should be a Consultant, to confirm competence in the procedure. This applies equally for non-medical and medical trainees.
Once you have completed all of the above, please submit the original documents to the BSCCP and your application will be reviewed by the Certification and Training Committee prior to the award of the diagnostic and treatment certificate.