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 OSCE, which has now been deferred until November 2020.
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.