Thank you for returning the feedback forms on colposcopy training and accreditation. 70 responded including some members from OGSS. The majority (52) agreed there should be ongoing colposcopy accreditation and 40 thought that the societies (either SCCPS or OGSS) should oversee the process. 38 thought that a colposcopist should attend a colposcopy course 3 yearly while 22 thought it should be 2 yearly. 67 wished to be included in the grandfather clause.
This feedback was presented to the CervicalScreen Singapore (the national cervical cancer screening programme for Singapore) subcommittee on Quality Assurance & Training for PAP Smear Taking & Colposcopy. This subcommittee has made the following proposals:
a) New colposcopists: Training requirements to comprise a formal colposcopy course, practical hands on training in colposcopy and treatment of CIN, and a test at the end of training.
b) Grandfather clause: Registered O&G specialists who are currently performing colposcopy can register under this clause, and should attend a colposcopy course every 2 years.
c) The SCCPS will undertake the registration process and keep a register of colposcopists.
In view of this, the SCCPS Council in the last council meeting decided to form a subcommittee, the Colposcpy Registration Committee. This committee will look into the syllabus requirements and details of training for new colposcopists, the criteria required and mechanism for appointment of trainers, as well as the process of registration for colposcopists. Dr Adelina Wong will be chairing this committee and the committee's recommendations will be submitted to the SCCPS Council for consideration.
The information and details of colposcopy training and registration will be sent to all registered O&G specialists and trainees in due course.