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#CervicalCheck

# cervicalcheck - Yesterday’s News

CervicalCheck: How does Ireland's cervical smear screening programme work?

If you’re getting a smear test, what can you expect, and what do the results mean?

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Lorraine Walsh resigns from CervicalCheck steering group, says she doesn't have confidence in report 221+ This post contains videos

Lorraine Walsh resigns from CervicalCheck steering group, says she doesn't have confidence in report

Walsh, who developed cervical cancer, was one of the 221 women whose smear tests were read incorrectly.

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Health Minister Simon Harris says limitations of smear screening is a 'difficult, painful reality'

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists review found the CervicalCheck programme was working effectively overall.

# cervicalcheck - Sunday 10 November, 2019

'Overly cautious' reading of smear tests would be damaging and bring an end to screening programmes

The comments come following a Supreme Court hearing into Ruth Morrissey’s High Court ruling earlier this year.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

'A lack of respect': Vicky Phelan hits out at TDs who didn't attend formal Dáil apology

Speaking to RTÉ Radio One today, Phelan said she was “annoyed” that the apology was delayed.

Poll: Does a formal apology from the government make a difference? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does a formal apology from the government make a difference?

The Taoiseach yesterday formally apologised to the women affected by the CervicalCheck scandal.

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Taoiseach makes formal apology to women affected by failures in CervicalCheck programme

Varadkar apologised to the women, their partners and their children for the pain they suffered.

Taoiseach to deliver State apology to women affected by CervicalCheck scandal

Today Dr Gabriel Scally said some women had been “treated appallingly”.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 4 October, 2019

Cervical cancer campaigner Emma Mhic Mhathuna to be honoured on first anniversary

Emma was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2016.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

CervicalCheck scandal: Woman granted leave to serve personal injuries summons on US clinic

The woman claims that Clinical Pathology Laboratories or its agents were guilty of negligence or breach of duty.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 12 August, 2019

New test could make it easier to predict women's risk of developing cervical cancer HPV

New test could make it easier to predict women's risk of developing cervical cancer

Some 99% of cervical cancers are caused by HPV.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

State apology on the cards after Varadkar and Harris meet CervicalCheck support group

Patient representatives, however, say a full apology is only possible with a full understanding of who’s accountable.

'Rude', 'didn't care', 'absence of customer service': One woman's experience of CervicalCheck delays

The case of Sharon – who waited months to receive her results – was outlined in a rapid review of CervicalCheck yesterday.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 26 July, 2019

Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal against judgement in Ruth Morrissey case

The government has said the appeal does not relate to the €2.1 million in damages and that the Morrisseys will retain that irrespective of the outcome.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

CervicalCheck scandal: HSE says 434 smears expired before testing

The HSE said expired samples, as well as expired or damaged vials, are “an inevitable feature” of cervical screening programmes.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Court cases, a smear test backlog and now an 'IT issue' - 15 months of the CervicalCheck scandal

As the backlog of smear tests continues to cause delays, the HSE is struggling to restore public confidence in the screening programme.

# cervicalcheck - Sunday 14 July, 2019

CervicalCheck backlog leaves women waiting months for abnormal cervix assessment

One women whose GP noticed a visual abnormality in her cervix was told she could be waiting more than six months.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 12 July, 2019

HSE orders 'rapid review' after 800 women failed to receive their smear test

The HSE has made contact with the women to give them their results directly.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 11 July, 2019

CervicalCheck smear results weren't sent to some women due to IT glitch at US lab

“It is unfortunate that the CervicalCheck programme has been hit with another body blow,” Sinn Féin TD Louise O’Reilly said.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Scally: Price for cervical screening tender 'became a much more important factor' than quality

Sinn Féin TD Louise O’Reilly described the situation as “screening on the cheap”.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 17 June, 2019

'She wants it to be over': Ruth Morrissey 'very upset' over State move to appeal CervicalCheck case

The State Claims Agency said its appeal will not relate to the decision on the award of damages.

# cervicalcheck - Sunday 16 June, 2019

Simon Harris says he'll look to protect Ruth Morrissey award in any appeal of her court case

The two laboratories involved in the case have said that they would appeal.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Varadkar says outsourcing of cervical smears is 'serious' and may be 'a breach of contract'

A report released yesterday indicated that Irish smear samples were sent to 16 labs – not 6, as was initially reported in 2018.

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

'Lack of transparency to Irish women was entirely unacceptable': Report finds smear tests were sent to 16 labs

Dr Gabriel Scally’s latest report is the just the latest review into the CervicalCheck scandal.

# cervicalcheck - Saturday 4 May, 2019

'Raw and needless cruelty': CervicalCheck cases 'a no-win situation' for all involved

Yesterday Ruth Morrissey said she hopes the decision in her case will be a positive thing for other women affected by the scandal.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 3 May, 2019

Ruth Morrissey: 'I want to move on and spend whatever time I've left with my daughter'

Morrissey and her husband Paul took the action against the HSE and two US laboratories.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Vicky Phelan apologises to Leo Varadkar after referring to him as 'a gay man' during criticism

Phelan made the comments in an interview with The Irish Times.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Simon Harris stands over his decision to offer repeat smear tests, despite being warned about delays

The Health Minister staunchly defended his decision to offer free repeat smears last year.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Woman with terminal cancer settles smear test case for €2.5 million

“The last few months have been so stressful for me and my family – just that thought of facing court as I recover from the last treatments of chemotherapy.”

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Former CervicalCheck boss says Harris was warned that offering extra smear tests could cause delays

Micheál Martin said the decision was made by the government to “save their own skin and cover their own tracks”.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 28 March, 2019

CervicalCheck: It has cost €9.6m to give free repeat smear tests to women

Women who had had a free smear test were offered a repeat between May and December 2018.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Of 4,500 repeat smear tests that expired, 2,500 have been retested

Around half of the women who were offered the option of a retest have taken it up.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 22 March, 2019

'Deeply flawed' policy on open disclosure in the HSE still in place, Scally review finds

Dr Gabriel Scally is satisfied the HSE has put adequate resources into acting on his recommendations following CervicalCheck.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 18 March, 2019

Clare TD Michael Harty: 'I took a different view from my rural colleagues on the drink driving laws'

“The day of just two will do is no longer acceptable,” Dr Michael Harty, chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee, told TheJournal.ie.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 11 March, 2019

CervicalCheck ex-gratia payments scheme to be set up 'in the coming weeks'

The scheme is designed to provide an alternative, “non-adversarial” option for women affected by the CervicalCheck issue.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

'I need to prioritise my health': Vicky Phelan to take step back from CervicalCheck campaigning

Phelan said today that she has been “very ill” over the past couple of weeks.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Harris asks HSE to introduce HPV testing 'as soon as possible' as roll out is pushed out due to smear test backlog

Health Minister Simon Harris promised it would be introduced in September last year. This was then pushed out to January 2019.

'It would be foolhardy to say there is no risk': HSE reveals 78,000 slides left in CervicalCheck backlog

The HSE will tell the Health Committee about the backlog latest today.

# cervicalcheck - Saturday 9 February, 2019

Tony O'Brien accuses the PAC of 'chasing every passing controversy... it doesn't add any value'

“I’m glad to be out,” he said when asked if he misses being in charge of the HSE.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 8 February, 2019

CervicalCheck writes to 4,300 women affected by lab error offering them repeat smear test

The HSE has been aware of this error since November but it was only made public two weeks ago.

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