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Title: Training Plan for SAPS Officials by NHLS


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Training Plan for SAPS Officials by NHLS
  • Ms. Nimee Dhuloo

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  • National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS)is a
    public health laboratory service with a network
    of laboratories across South Africa.
  • Its activities comprise diagnostic laboratory
    services, research, teaching and training,
    reagents and diagnostic media and production of
    sera for anti-snake venom through the NHLS
    holding company South African Vaccine Producers.
  • At the core of NHLS is next generation pathology
    excellence that supports the mandate of the
    Department of Health.

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  • NHLS was established in 2001 by an Act of
    Parliament to provide diagnostic pathology
    laboratory services to the national and
    provincial health departments.
  • NHLS is the largest diagnostic pathology
    laboratory service in South Africa
  • NHLS employs over 7000 staff
  • There are 349 laboratories across nine provinces
    in South Africa
  • NHLS serves 80 of the South African population
  • NHLS trains pathologists and medical
    technologists in conjunction with the university
    medical schools and universities of technology.

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  • NHLS

Facilitate, Educate, Empower
NHLS TRAINING DEPARTMENT
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Background
  • Amendments to legislation in South Africa around
    the Criminal Law(Forensics Procedures) Amendment
    bill 2012 has provided for the collection of
    buccal smears from police officials who are not
    crime scene examiners but have undergone training
    and deemed competent according to the National
    Health Act of 2003 as prescribed by the Minister
    of Health.

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Importance of this training
  • Is to establish and regulate the administration
    and maintenance of the National Forensic DNA
    database of South Africa
  • Competent trained authorised officials on the
    collection of buccal samples
  • Alignment to international legislation

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NHLS Learning Academy
  • NHLS was approached by SAPS to tender a proposal
    to deliver this training
  • NHLS offers more than just laboratory services.
  • NHLS Learning Academy has a wealth of subject
    matter expertise and intellectual capabilities
    and is committed to facilitate, educate and
    empower not only the employees but citizens of
    South Africa
  • NHLS LA has the technical competence and capacity
    to rollout this project at a National level.

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Background information on Learning Academy
  • Our success stories in promoting learning and
    development
  • Our NHLS Values
  • Advancing the Next Generation in laboratory
    medicine
  • Our training resources and people
  • Achieving a competent clinical lab footprint in
    SA
  • Our capacity and competency to assess and develop
    the learner

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Project Scope
  • The NHLS Learning Academy will provide training
    interventions to police officials in groups of 20
    on the collection of buccal smears at a venue
    that is within 150km radius from the cluster
    police station.
  • A competency assessment will be conducted
    following the training and a certificate of
    competence issued once the police official has
    been deemed competent

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Implementation of Training Plan
  • The training will be extended to approximately
    100 000 police officials over a 5 year period
  • National rollout of 20 000 police officials per
    annum at different venues in the country

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Timelines of Training Programme
Action Timeline
Evaluation of training programme including learning material 4 weeks from sign off of MoU
Pilot Training Programme 10 days from evaluation
Implementation of Gauteng Roll Out 21 days from pilot programme
National Implementation and roll-out 90 days from Gauteng Roll Out
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Implementation of training FY13-14
  • Pilot Middle of October 2013
  • Start training in November 2013 in Gauteng
  • December 2013- No training due to holiday season
  • Train 3000 police officials
  • Post Implementation Feedback

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One Day Learning Program Content
Section A Training and Competency of collection of Buccal Smears
Background to DNA and Buccal Cells
Workflow of the buccal smear collection to DNA profile search
Demonstration on procedure for use of kit in the collection of buccal smears
Approach and explanation to the supect
Preparation of workstation
The buccal smear collection kit
Completing the paperwork accurately
Health and safety, risks and possible diseases
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One Day Learning Program Content
Section A Training and Competency of collection of Buccal Smears - contd
Collection of sample
Understanding the chain of custody
Procedure to use the kit
Re-packing, sealing and storage of the kit with buccal smear
Supply of buccal smear kits and stock control
COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT


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One Day Learning Program Content
Section B SAPS/ Forensic Awareness
What is forensic science?
National DNA Database
DNA Forensic Awareness
Questions and Answers
Closing and Feedback session
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Conclusion
  • Finalisation of MOU
  • Commitment
  • Future opportunities
  • Social responsibility
  • Deliver quality training
  • Jointly making a difference and contribution to a
    safer SA
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