The Welsh Cytology Training School


The Welsh Cytology Training School was established in 1988 at St David's Hospital in Cardiff. The aim of the training school is to provide high quality training and continuing professional development for staff working in cytology laboratories. The primary focus is on training for staff in Wales but courses are advertised both nationally and internationally. Training courses in gynaecological and systemic cytology are offered at all levels.


The training school is directed by Dr Margaret Cotter, a consultant in Histo/cytopathology, and managed by Mr Andrew Evered (Chief Biomedical Scientist). The Cytology laboratory provides technical support and Mrs Virginia Norton provides essential secretarial support.


The training school is now located at Llandough Hospital, approximately four miles west of Cardiff. The hospital is situated less than two miles from the coastal town of Penarth. The town has many facilities including restaurants, shops, pier, promenade, public houses and a leisure centre.

Training School Facilities

The facilities were upgraded in January 2000 providing a very comfortable working environment. The workstations are built to the requirements of the UK Medical Devices Agency and the microscopes are high quality Olympus BHT instruments.


Reasonably priced guesthouses and hotels are located nearby. Details can be obtained from Virginia Norton at the training school (Tel: 029 2071 5596 Fax: 029 2071 6469).