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#Smear Test

# smear-test - Thursday 7 January, 2021

Women with previous smear abnormalities will still be able to get colposcopy appointments
# Level 5 Restrictions
# Level 5 Restrictions

Women with previous smear abnormalities will still be able to get colposcopy appointments

Jan 7th 2021, 6:10 AM 12,333 Views 10 Comments

Due to a surge in Covid-19 cases, a number of GP clinics won’t be able to offer smear tests as part of CervicalCheck.

# smear-test - Thursday 19 March, 2020

HSE and two laboratories lose Supreme Court appeal against Ruth Morrissey
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

HSE and two laboratories lose Supreme Court appeal against Ruth Morrissey

Mar 19th 2020, 12:06 PM 23,004 Views 30 Comments

The Supreme Court case had grappled with the complicated issue of whether “absolute confidence” was needed in a screening programme.

# smear-test - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

‘Remarkable coincidence’ that two campaigners' smear results were mixed up, hearing told
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

‘Remarkable coincidence’ that two campaigners' smear results were mixed up, hearing told

Updated Dec 18th 2019, 1:00 PM 19,228 Views 6 Comments

Professor Kitchener said the findings of the RCog report “were striking” with “significant implications”, but “not unexpected”.

# smear-test - Sunday 8 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 8th 2019, 6:30 AM 9,549 Views 2 Comments

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

# smear-test - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Minister commits to paying patient advocates for their time and work
# Remuneration
# Remuneration

Minister commits to paying patient advocates for their time and work

Aug 28th 2019, 6:00 AM 12,483 Views 6 Comments

A new remuneration policy will be announced next month.

# smear-test - Friday 26 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 26th 2019, 5:24 PM 8,658 Views 7 Comments

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.

# smear-test - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

CervicalCheck scandal: HSE says 434 smears expired before testing
# Screening
# Screening

CervicalCheck scandal: HSE says 434 smears expired before testing

Jul 24th 2019, 2:23 PM 5,837 Views 10 Comments

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

# smear-test - Thursday 11 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 11th 2019, 9:14 PM 9,624 Views 23 Comments

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

# smear-test - 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
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

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

Updated Feb 13th 2019, 6:13 PM 10,859 Views 20 Comments

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

# smear-test - Saturday 9 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 9th 2019, 12:01 PM 18,404 Views 69 Comments

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

# smear-test - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Turning 25 this year? Here's what to expect at your first smear test
# Smear Test
From The Daily Edge
# Smear Test

Turning 25 this year? Here's what to expect at your first smear test

Jan 27th 2019, 10:00 AM 5,749 Views 4 Comments

Don’t worry! It’s really not as bad as you think.

# smear-test - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Letters to be sent to 6,000 women about repeat smear test next week
# Hpv Test
# Hpv Test

Letters to be sent to 6,000 women about repeat smear test next week

Updated Jan 24th 2019, 3:00 PM 16,069 Views 22 Comments

The health minister knew about the retests in December while the HSE were informed a month earlier.

# smear-test - Monday 14 January, 2019

'All talk and no action': Vicky Phelan strongly criticises Varadkar over handling of CervicalCheck scandal
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'All talk and no action': Vicky Phelan strongly criticises Varadkar over handling of CervicalCheck scandal

Jan 14th 2019, 7:52 AM 15,805 Views 40 Comments

Taoiseach says women of Ireland have his commitment that changes will be made to the health service.

# smear-test - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Simon Harris was warned that smear test backlog was 'intensifying concern' among women
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Simon Harris was warned that smear test backlog was 'intensifying concern' among women

Jan 9th 2019, 6:15 AM 11,104 Views 25 Comments

“During the Repeal the Eighth campaign you stated that you trusted women… but your behaviour during this debacle suggests otherwise,” one letter said.

# smear-test - Monday 8 October, 2018

'She was a real lioness as a mother': Friends and neighbours remember Emma Mhic Mhathúna
# Ar Dheis Dé
# Ar Dheis Dé

'She was a real lioness as a mother': Friends and neighbours remember Emma Mhic Mhathúna

Oct 8th 2018, 9:14 AM 32,846 Views 27 Comments

Emma died yesterday – just five months after being told that her cancer was terminal.

# smear-test - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Ruth Morrissey case could take double the time of previous CervicalCheck cases
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Ruth Morrissey case could take double the time of previous CervicalCheck cases

Sep 18th 2018, 1:02 PM 8,036 Views 0 Comments

The mother-of-one has said smear tests carried out in 2009 and 2012 were wrongly reported as normal.

# smear-test - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Ruth Morrissey's situation 'more hopeful' as doctors plan course of radical radiotherapy
# Cervical Check
# Cervical Check

Ruth Morrissey's situation 'more hopeful' as doctors plan course of radical radiotherapy

Jul 31st 2018, 12:27 PM 12,086 Views 0 Comments

Ruth Morrissey has been told her cancer will progress to terminal within a year.

# smear-test - Thursday 26 July, 2018

'You hear your daughter say 'mammy, please don't die'... It's heartbreaking'
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'You hear your daughter say 'mammy, please don't die'... It's heartbreaking'

Updated Jul 26th 2018, 2:05 PM 17,018 Views 0 Comments

Ruth Morrissey has taken a case against the HSE along with her husband, Paul, claiming smear tests were incorrectly reported.

# smear-test - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

CervicalCheck interim report says €2k payment should be given to women affected immediately
# Cash Up Front
# Cash Up Front

CervicalCheck interim report says €2k payment should be given to women affected immediately

Jun 12th 2018, 1:17 PM 17,936 Views 66 Comments

Today’s interim report has recommended that women should not encounter any financial obstacles while participating in investigations.

# smear-test - Friday 18 May, 2018

Almost all of 209 women or their families affected by Cervical Check scandal contacted by the HSE
# Update
# Update

Almost all of 209 women or their families affected by Cervical Check scandal contacted by the HSE

May 18th 2018, 9:20 PM 9,722 Views 24 Comments

It was announced earlier this week that 18 women who had been given a misdiagnosis have since died.

# smear-test - Monday 14 May, 2018

'They found out she was dead so just filed it away': Daughter of woman who died in cervical smear scandal
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'They found out she was dead so just filed it away': Daughter of woman who died in cervical smear scandal

May 14th 2018, 10:06 PM 19,605 Views 13 Comments

Grace Rattigan spoke to RTÉ’s Ray D’Arcy about the death of her mother Catherine Reck.

# smear-test - Friday 11 May, 2018

'We can and we will demand answers': Varadkar and Harris want to know why memos were kept from them
# Smear Test Controversy
# Smear Test Controversy

'We can and we will demand answers': Varadkar and Harris want to know why memos were kept from them

May 11th 2018, 8:00 PM 16,613 Views 98 Comments

Who knew what when: Varadkar and Harris want to know why information was kept from them.

Leo: 'Emma is 37 years old, roughly my age. She could be my sister or one of my friends'
# Controversy
# Controversy

Leo: 'Emma is 37 years old, roughly my age. She could be my sister or one of my friends'

May 11th 2018, 3:47 PM 30,997 Views 77 Comments

A package of financial measures for the women impacted by the smear test scandal were announced after a special Cabinet meeting today.

# smear-test - Thursday 10 May, 2018

'It seared the soul of our country': Emotional scenes as Emma Mhic Mhathúna's interview raised in the Dáil
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'It seared the soul of our country': Emotional scenes as Emma Mhic Mhathúna's interview raised in the Dáil

May 10th 2018, 1:31 PM 29,612 Views 58 Comments

“It is a stain on all our doors, it is a stain on all of us,” Labour’s Alan Kelly told his Dáil colleagues today.

# smear-test - Friday 4 May, 2018

'This is a painful time for women': Over 10,000 calls made to CervicalCheck helpline
# Smear Test Scandal
# Smear Test Scandal

'This is a painful time for women': Over 10,000 calls made to CervicalCheck helpline

May 4th 2018, 9:01 PM 12,296 Views 45 Comments

The number of women affected by the smear test scandal has increased from 208 to 209.

# smear-test - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

There are 10 active legal claims made in relation to CervicalCheck smear tests
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

There are 10 active legal claims made in relation to CervicalCheck smear tests

May 2nd 2018, 4:12 PM 8,539 Views 12 Comments

Legal proceedings against the HSE or laboratories involved in smear tests have commenced in 6 of those cases.

Explainer: Do you need to get a repeat smear test?
# Cervical Check
# Cervical Check

Explainer: Do you need to get a repeat smear test?

May 2nd 2018, 4:06 PM 72,670 Views 25 Comments

Many women across the country are wondering what action they should take in light of the recent controversy – here’s everything you need to know.

'How did things get so bad?': Mother of five speaks out about delayed cancer diagnosis
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'How did things get so bad?': Mother of five speaks out about delayed cancer diagnosis

May 2nd 2018, 8:24 AM 22,952 Views 35 Comments

“When there’s cancer in the house, the children are always worrying if everything is okay.”

# smear-test - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Explainer: What is open disclosure, and where does it fit in the smear test scandal?
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Explainer: What is open disclosure, and where does it fit in the smear test scandal?

May 1st 2018, 5:10 PM 10,348 Views 21 Comments

What are the obligations to tell a patient when a mistake has been made in their healthcare?

# smear-test - Friday 27 April, 2018

CervicalCheck: Senior team sent in to ensure women told about smear reviews
# Smear Test
# Smear Test

CervicalCheck: Senior team sent in to ensure women told about smear reviews

Apr 27th 2018, 9:10 PM 22,405 Views 46 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris said that a helpline would open from 9am tomorrow to answer women’s questions.

More than 200 cervical smear results should have had earlier intervention
# Smear Test
# Smear Test

More than 200 cervical smear results should have had earlier intervention

Apr 27th 2018, 8:24 AM 37,487 Views 19 Comments

An ‘urgent’ review of the CervicalCheck programme will be undertaken.

# smear-test - Thursday 26 April, 2018

'We can't just presume they have': Doctors instructed to tell women if they have received false smear test results
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

'We can't just presume they have': Doctors instructed to tell women if they have received false smear test results

Apr 26th 2018, 4:00 PM 23,304 Views 37 Comments

The case of Vicky Phelan, a terminally ill woman who yesterday came to a €2.5 million settlement with the HSE, has caused significant concern.

# smear-test - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

'I'll live with cancer for the rest of my life': Woman given wrong smear test results speaks out
# Vicky Phelan
# Vicky Phelan

'I'll live with cancer for the rest of my life': Woman given wrong smear test results speaks out

Apr 25th 2018, 6:24 PM 19,900 Views 29 Comments

Vicky Phelan received incorrect smear test results in 2011. She was subsequently diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014.

# smear-test - Monday 5 February, 2018

A Dublin hair salon is offering free blow dries to women availing of smear tests
# Smear Test
From The Daily Edge
# Smear Test

A Dublin hair salon is offering free blow dries to women availing of smear tests

Feb 5th 2018, 1:30 PM 4,585 Views 4 Comments

This is amazing.

# smear-test - Monday 5 December, 2016

16 tweets that will make you feel better about booking that smear test
# Cervical Check
From The Daily Edge
# Cervical Check

16 tweets that will make you feel better about booking that smear test

Dec 5th 2016, 1:16 PM 11,441 Views 4 Comments

The only scary part is the awkward small talk.

# smear-test - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Testing women for virus spread by skin-to-skin contact during sex might help detect cervical cancer
# Smear Test
# Smear Test

Testing women for virus spread by skin-to-skin contact during sex might help detect cervical cancer

Feb 2nd 2016, 10:21 AM 12,926 Views 26 Comments

Most people will have HPV at some point in their lives. Certain types can lead to cervical cancer.

# smear-test - Friday 6 June, 2014

Opinion: Why are some women avoiding cervical cancer screening?
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Opinion: Why are some women avoiding cervical cancer screening?

Jun 6th 2014, 1:00 PM 1,688 Views 35 Comments

Fear of cancer appears to influence some women’s decision to attend cervical screening – but not in the way you might think, writes health psychologist Marie Kotzur.

# smear-test - Monday 20 January, 2014

Women encouraged to avail of free smear tests in 2014
# Cervical Cancer Prevention
# Cervical Cancer Prevention

Women encouraged to avail of free smear tests in 2014

Jan 20th 2014, 6:50 AM 10,720 Views 33 Comments

European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week takes place from January 19 to 25.

# smear-test - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Medical card holders 50% more likely to have abnormal smear test result
# Cervical Check
# Cervical Check

Medical card holders 50% more likely to have abnormal smear test result

Jan 23rd 2013, 1:45 PM 8,606 Views 27 Comments

The Dublin Well Woman Centre is now calling for extra efforts to ensure poorer women continue to access screening under the National Cervical Screening Programme.

# smear-test - Monday 23 January, 2012

Cervical cancer dangers highlighted as awareness week begins
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer dangers highlighted as awareness week begins

Jan 23rd 2012, 7:15 AM 1,999 Views 3 Comments

Fine Gael’s Seanad health spokesperson has urged women to book a smear test for the condition, which kills 90 people in Ireland every year.

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