Covid-19 BSCCP Update

Updates from the BSCCP around Covid-19 related issues affecting our members.

BSCCP Colposcopy OSCE

It is proposed to conduct a BSCCP OSCE  in spring 2021(date to be confirmed).

We are currently looking at alternative new platforms for the OSCE and will keep you fully informed of our progress in the coming weeks.

Members who are in application for consultant/ senior nurse specialist postings in Colposcopy can request an "Intent to Sit the OSCE" confirmation by contacting elaine.radford2@nhs.net.

BSCCP OSCE Preparation Course

The next proposed virtual BSCCP OSCE Preparation Course will be in early 2021(date to be confirmed).

Delegates who have been transferred to the next course will be contacted with further information shortly.

If you would like to be placed on the waiting list for the course please email elaine.radford2@nhs.net.

Future Courses and Colposcopy OSCE

Please click here to view future courses and exam dates.

Guidance for Trainees in Application for Consultant/Senior Nurse Posts in Light of COVID-19

The BSCCP is aware some trainees may be in application for consultant/ senior nurse specialist postings in Colposcopy.They have applied for these positions based on the assumption that they would have passed the April or November OSCE, which has now been deferred until Spring 2021.

Trainees may request a reference from their Colposcopy trainer, in explanation of this and also to provide guidance to a prospective employer.

The BSCCP Executive would advise as follows:

The trainer can confirm that the candidate has completed the practical and theoretical requirements to sit the BSCCP OSCE. They have undertaken 50 directly supervised cases followed by 100 indirectly supervised cases in Colposcopy.
The candidate has not completed the OSCE and any clinics undertaken elsewhere, would require indirectly supervised practice, until such time as they have completed and passed the OSCE. The Unit where the candidate is applying to, would need to provide a mentor, to be responsible for provision of this indirect supervision, until such time as the BSCCP OSCE Exit exam was passed.

BSCCP Colposcopy & Trainer Reaccreditation 1st September 2021

The BSCCP have discussed the requirements for BSCCP reaccreditation due to Covid-19 and agreed that the criteria for  reaccreditation will remain unchanged at this time.

Please click here for BSCCP reaccreditation criteria.

We will continue to update the website around upcoming courses suitable for BSCCP reaccreditation.

BSCCP 2021 ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING 14th - 16th April 2021

The BSCCP Annual Scientific meeting in Edinburgh is scheduled for the 14th - 16th April 2021.
Please click here for the conference website.

Conference organisers will be contacting you soon with an update around the Edinburgh Conference.  If you have any questions please contact them directly @ bsccp@in-conference.org.uk.