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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# cervical check

This year
Holohan says there is a 'very poor understanding' of what happened in CervicalCheck scandal
The former Chief Medical Officer said the “adversarial model of medical negligence” in Ireland played a major role in the controversy.
'Exponential rise' in number of legal cases being taken against CervicalCheck, says WHO report
The report said that the programme could be rendered financially unsustainable due to the number of claims being taken against it.
Last year
'She achieved a better Ireland': Music and memories at Kilkenny service for Vicky Phelan
The celebrated campaigner died earlier this month.
Vicky Phelan to be celebrated at a service in her native Mooncoin later today
The service remembering the late 48-year-old will also be livestreamed.
CervicalCheck review highlights patients' ongoing fight for justice
A new report shows there are still gaps in acknowledging and rectifying problems if a mistake is made.
Dr Scally says 'women can have confidence' in screening as he publishes final report
In 2018, Dr Scally conducted a sweeping, four-month inquiry into the CervicalCheck screening programme.
Vicky Phelan's family invite public to celebration of her life in Co Kilkenny
The service will take place in her native Mooncoin on 27 November.
Book of condolences for Vicky Phelan opened in Limerick
Cllr Daniel Butler, who presented Vicky Phelan with the freedom of the city nine months ago, called her a ‘national hero.’
Harris: CervicalCheck chief’s comments ‘inappropriate, unfortunate, insensitive’
Harris said the comments ‘really hurt’ the 221+ group.
Only four of 170 actions arising from Cervical Check inquiry left to be completed
Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said there has been “considerable progress” on implementing the recommendations.
'I had to use my voice': Vicky Phelan awarded the Freedom of Limerick
The campaigner is being honoured for her work highlighting the CervicalCheck controversy.
All time
Vicky Phelan to travel to US for six-month-long clinical trial
Ms Phelan will travel to Maryland on Sunday.
Patricia Carrick - who received apology from Taoiseach over missed cervical cancer diagnosis - has died
Patricia Carrick passed away peacefully overnight, her husband said.
'I knew this day would come': Vicky Phelan reveals her cancer has progressed
Phelan said her cancer is growing back slowly in addition to a new tumour in her lung.
Dáil holds minute's silence and Taoiseach apologises to the late Ruth Morrissey and her family
Both Labour’s Alan Kelly and the Social Democrats’ Róisín Shortall said the apology “is too late”.
Vicky Phelan backs Lorraine Walsh's decision to quit CervicalCheck committee
“I share Lorraine’s concerns about the RCOG review process,” Phelan said.
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.
Wait times for smear test results from Cervical Check reduced to six weeks
Patients were told they would be waiting up to six months earlier this year.
Minister commits to paying patient advocates for their time and work
A new remuneration policy will be announced next month.
HSE boss says it's 'awful' women weren't told of CervicalCheck results as review finds 4,000+ cases
The review was published this afternoon.
Harris says he wasn't aware of CervicalCheck results IT glitch before 10 July
Meanwhile, the HSE says that 52 of the women who were re-tested were found to have HPV.
DCU president to lead HSE's 'rapid review' into IT glitch that left 800 without smear test results
Simon Harris said he was not made aware of the IT glitch until last Wednesday.
€20,000 for women affected by CervicalCheck non-disclosure
Payments to women who have already applied through the scheme are expected to be made shortly.
'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.
Judge's ruling in Morrissey case a threat to 'viability' of Irish cancer screening programmes, says RCSI
The Royal College of Surgeons said the standard of absolute confidence would have a ‘grievous impact’ on testing.
Smear test backlog will be 'significantly reduced' over the summer months, says Harris
The Health Minister also said political parties should not be playing ‘party politics’ with women’s health.
'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.
Government announces tribunal to deal with CervicalCheck claims
Justice Mary Irvine will chair of the tribunal.
Irene Teap's family told there was negligence in reading of one of her smears
Stephen Teap said an independent review of Irene’s smear tests has concluded one of her slides was incorrectly read and that there was a breach of duty of care in the reading of this slide.
CervicalCheck: Women have until end of this month to apply for free repeat test
Free repeat smear tests will end on 31 December.
'A star that inspires us': Community gathers to send Emma Mhic Mhathúna on her final journey
The first of two funeral masses took place at Seipeal na Carraige, Baile na nGall this morning.
'Intense negotiations' ongoing between HSE and CervicalCheck labs before contracts expire
Existing contracts with two laboratories are due to expire this month.
'She was a real lioness as a mother': Friends and neighbours remember Emma Mhic Mhathúna
Emma died yesterday – just five months after being told that her cancer was terminal.
Scally report: Family of deceased patient were told 'nuns don't get cervical cancer'
Scally report finds disclosure was “handled badly in most cases”.
Scally report published: CervicalCheck screening system was 'doomed to fail'
The Scally review recommends an overhaul of the CervicalCheck screening programme.
'I woke up to a whitewash': Vicky Phelan hits out at leaking of CervicalCheck review
“Information continues to be withheld from women and I will continue to fight back.”
'Heartbroken at the disrespect shown': Criticism after leak of Cervical Check review
The review has concluded a commission of investigation does not need to be established.
The inquiry into the Cervical Check scandal has been completed
MInister for Health Simon Harris will meet with the author of the report Dr Scally next week.
'Unacceptable' that some patients may have to get repeat cervical smears due to backlog
It emerged today that some women who were retested might have to go through the procedure again as their samples are out of date.
Vicky Phelan: Varadkar assured me the State will try to settle CervicalCheck cases out of court
The Limerick woman met the Taoiseach today.