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#CervicalCheck

# cervicalcheck - Friday 12 November, 2021

Vicky Phelan says she has stopped chemo with aim to 'spend Christmas with my kids'
# Vicky Phelan
# Vicky Phelan

Vicky Phelan says she has stopped chemo with aim to 'spend Christmas with my kids'

Nov 12th 2021, 8:15 PM 76,442 Views 48 Comments

Phelan said she is now receiving medication to treat her “symptoms”.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 4 October, 2021

Targeted messaging planned to encourage LGBT+ community to attend cervical screening
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Targeted messaging planned to encourage LGBT+ community to attend cervical screening

Oct 4th 2021, 6:10 AM 13,555 Views 0 Comments

Women aged over 50 and the LGBT+ community among those less likely to attend cervical screening, studies have found.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

CervicalCheck: 310 women take legal route despite pledges they can avoid court, Dáil hears
# Cervical Screening
# Cervical Screening

CervicalCheck: 310 women take legal route despite pledges they can avoid court, Dáil hears

Sep 22nd 2021, 6:40 PM 10,728 Views 5 Comments

Peadar Tóibín said that just eight women are using the CervicalCheck tribunal.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 19 July, 2021

Almost 200 HPV-positive smears through CervicalCheck need repeat test after samples expire
# Cancer Screening
# Cancer Screening

Almost 200 HPV-positive smears through CervicalCheck need repeat test after samples expire

Jul 19th 2021, 9:23 AM 30,212 Views 27 Comments

The samples expired after an increase in the number of cervical smear samples being sent in.

# cervicalcheck - Sunday 4 July, 2021

Vicky Phelan to return to Ireland after six months of treatment in the US and 'relentless' side effects
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Vicky Phelan to return to Ireland after six months of treatment in the US and 'relentless' side effects

Jul 4th 2021, 8:12 PM 71,485 Views 30 Comments

Last November, Ms Phelan disclosed that she has developed a new tumour for the first time in over two years.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 24 June, 2021

CervicalCheck moves to 'allay women's fears' after Scotland's cervical cancer screening error
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

CervicalCheck moves to 'allay women's fears' after Scotland's cervical cancer screening error

Jun 24th 2021, 6:50 PM 19,407 Views 2 Comments

Over 24 years, around 430 women in Scotland who had hysterectomies were wrongly told they didn’t need to be screened.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

CervicalCheck asks GPs to postpone smear tests booked this week after HSE cyber attack
# Smear Tests
# Smear Tests

CervicalCheck asks GPs to postpone smear tests booked this week after HSE cyber attack

May 19th 2021, 12:46 PM 7,533 Views 3 Comments

Women who had a test booked are to be reassured by GPs that it is safe to wait a little longer for their smear test.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 8 April, 2021

'It was like a sisterhood': March saw highest number of cervical smear tests since October 2018
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'It was like a sisterhood': March saw highest number of cervical smear tests since October 2018

Apr 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,826 Views 8 Comments

Around 29,000 women attended for cervical screening last month – representing a significant increase on previous months.

# cervicalcheck - Sunday 7 March, 2021

'More heightened anxiety' about proven cervical-cancer treatments since CervicalCheck controversy, says oncologist
# Smear Tests
# Smear Tests

'More heightened anxiety' about proven cervical-cancer treatments since CervicalCheck controversy, says oncologist

Mar 7th 2021, 6:30 AM 18,766 Views 8 Comments

“My perception is that there is an increasing reluctance to tend for smears because they just feel there’s relatively little point,” Dr Charles Gillham told TheJournal.ie.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 25 February, 2021

The CervicalCheck controversy: How a vital cancer screening service is fighting to regain the trust of women
# Timeline
# Timeline

The CervicalCheck controversy: How a vital cancer screening service is fighting to regain the trust of women

Feb 25th 2021, 1:18 AM 15,923 Views 22 Comments
  • The powerful, brave women who pushed for a higher standard of cervical screening programme
  • A look at the reports that examined the CervicalCheck programme, and found it clinically sound
  • Where are we now with the issue of liability, the court cases, and the screening programme itself?

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

Taoiseach to 'check out' why Dr Gabriel Scally is no longer overseeing CervicalCheck plan
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Taoiseach to 'check out' why Dr Gabriel Scally is no longer overseeing CervicalCheck plan

Feb 24th 2021, 3:31 PM 21,207 Views 7 Comments

148 out of 170 of Scally’s recommended actions have been implemented, with a further 12 on track to be completed.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

'It's a better forum than the High Court': Taoiseach says CervicalCheck tribunal should be given a chance to work
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'It's a better forum than the High Court': Taoiseach says CervicalCheck tribunal should be given a chance to work

Feb 10th 2021, 3:23 PM 7,396 Views 17 Comments

His comments come after reports that the tribunal has yet to receive a single claim, more than two months after it started its work.

# cervicalcheck - Saturday 6 February, 2021

Lynsey Bennett: 'I plan to try and stay here for as long as I can. Absolutely'
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Lynsey Bennett: 'I plan to try and stay here for as long as I can. Absolutely'

Feb 6th 2021, 7:39 AM 75,160 Views 36 Comments

Lynsey Bennett settled a case with the HSE earlier this week over the alleged misinterpretation of her cervical smear slides.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 4 February, 2021

'It should not have happened': Holohan says basic commitment to CervicalCheck women wasn't honoured
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'It should not have happened': Holohan says basic commitment to CervicalCheck women wasn't honoured

Updated Feb 4th 2021, 9:15 PM 42,216 Views 62 Comments

Lynsey Bennett, who has two young daughters, had four smear tests between 2010 and 2016 but each time was told they were negative.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Woman focusing on 'fight to stay alive' after smear test case settlement
# LYNSEY BENNETT
# LYNSEY BENNETT

Woman focusing on 'fight to stay alive' after smear test case settlement

Feb 3rd 2021, 8:48 PM 34,760 Views 28 Comments

Lynsey Bennett, who has two young daughters, had four smear tests between 2010 and 2016 but each time was told they were negative.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 18 January, 2021

Why is CervicalCheck using HPV tests instead of testing for all smear abnormalities?
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Why is CervicalCheck using HPV tests instead of testing for all smear abnormalities?

Jan 18th 2021, 6:40 AM 29,361 Views 3 Comments

TheJournal.ie spoke to Noirin Russell about some of the common questions about the change to the cancer screening programme.

# cervicalcheck - 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 13,895 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.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 10 December, 2020

CervicalCheck director urges women to trust screening service after 'tough couple of years'
# Noirin Russell
# Noirin Russell

CervicalCheck director urges women to trust screening service after 'tough couple of years'

Dec 10th 2020, 2:22 PM 7,016 Views 7 Comments

Noirin Russell acknowledged that trust in the system had been eroded.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Patricia Carrick - who received apology from Taoiseach over missed cervical cancer diagnosis - has died
# RIP
# RIP

Patricia Carrick - who received apology from Taoiseach over missed cervical cancer diagnosis - has died

Nov 25th 2020, 11:44 AM 36,455 Views 22 Comments

Patricia Carrick passed away peacefully overnight, her husband said.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

CervicalCheck support group tells government 'time is up' to discuss proposed tribunal
# 221 Plus Group
# 221 Plus Group

CervicalCheck support group tells government 'time is up' to discuss proposed tribunal

Nov 18th 2020, 10:47 PM 17,755 Views 22 Comments

The 221+ group wrote to Health Minister Stephen Donnelly today.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Vicky Phelan feels 'betrayed' after Department orders establishment of CervicalCheck Tribunal
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Vicky Phelan feels 'betrayed' after Department orders establishment of CervicalCheck Tribunal

Oct 28th 2020, 7:57 AM 38,498 Views 30 Comments

The Department confirmed that an order establishing a tribunal had been signed and said “this could not be reversed”.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 22 October, 2020

'Like a slap in the face': Vicky Phelan says women's concerns over CervicalCheck Tribunal have been ignored
# 221+ Group
# 221+ Group

'Like a slap in the face': Vicky Phelan says women's concerns over CervicalCheck Tribunal have been ignored

Oct 22nd 2020, 9:45 AM 21,707 Views 23 Comments

Phelan said when it emerged the Tribunal would be set up within the next seven days, “it felt like a slap in the face”.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Cervical, breast and bowel cancer screenings in Ireland operate at best global standards, reports find
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Cervical, breast and bowel cancer screenings in Ireland operate at best global standards, reports find

Oct 21st 2020, 8:21 PM 17,606 Views 18 Comments

The reports, authored by Prof Susan O’Reilly and Prof Risteárd Ó Laoide, were published today.

# cervicalcheck - Saturday 10 October, 2020

'People are afraid': Only tenth of women invited for cervical cancer screenings made appointments
# HSE
# HSE

'People are afraid': Only tenth of women invited for cervical cancer screenings made appointments

Oct 10th 2020, 1:23 PM 28,784 Views 43 Comments

Out of 110,000 invitations, only 12,000 have come forward, according to CervicalCheck director.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 3 September, 2020

CervicalCheck campaigners welcome health minister's promises on steering group
# 221+ Group
# 221+ Group

CervicalCheck campaigners welcome health minister's promises on steering group

Sep 3rd 2020, 8:39 PM 12,070 Views 9 Comments

Campaigners and advocates met with Stephen Donnelly yesterday.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 31 July, 2020

CervicalCheck tribunal to begin 'without delay', says minister
# Stephen Donnelly
# Stephen Donnelly

CervicalCheck tribunal to begin 'without delay', says minister

Jul 31st 2020, 7:38 PM 11,645 Views 6 Comments

The tribunal was delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

# cervicalcheck - Sunday 26 July, 2020

Government pledges to improve cervical screening programme
# Assurances
# Assurances

Government pledges to improve cervical screening programme

Jul 26th 2020, 5:10 PM 14,488 Views 32 Comments

Leo Varadkar said the Government will put forward patient safety legislation in the Dail.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Chief Justice expresses 'deepest sympathy' to family of Ruth Morrissey in Supreme Court judgment
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Chief Justice expresses 'deepest sympathy' to family of Ruth Morrissey in Supreme Court judgment

Jul 23rd 2020, 4:06 PM 8,794 Views 5 Comments

The judge said the “tragic circumstances had most sadly, come to fruition”.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

'Beautiful, caring and wise': Ruth Morrissey remembered at funeral
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'Beautiful, caring and wise': Ruth Morrissey remembered at funeral

Updated Jul 22nd 2020, 8:23 PM 17,929 Views 11 Comments

The 39-year-old CervicalCheck campaigner and mother died on Sunday.

HSE CEO apologises to Ruth Morrissey as family say they are 'truly heartbroken' at funeral
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

HSE CEO apologises to Ruth Morrissey as family say they are 'truly heartbroken' at funeral

Updated Jul 22nd 2020, 11:15 AM 30,774 Views 38 Comments

Paul Reid said he has written to Paul Morrissey, Ruth’s husband, to offer an apology on behalf of the HSE.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 20 July, 2020

'She was a gentle soul who loved the simple things': Vicky Phelan on the late Ruth Morrissey
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'She was a gentle soul who loved the simple things': Vicky Phelan on the late Ruth Morrissey

Updated Jul 20th 2020, 11:04 AM 16,313 Views 14 Comments

CervicalCheck campaigner Lorraine Walsh said Morrissey’s death marked “a very sad day” for the women of Ireland.

# cervicalcheck - Sunday 19 July, 2020

'She gave generously to anyone who knew her': Family of Ruth Morrissey pay tribute after CervicalCheck campaigner dies aged 39
# RIP
# RIP

'She gave generously to anyone who knew her': Family of Ruth Morrissey pay tribute after CervicalCheck campaigner dies aged 39

Updated Jul 19th 2020, 3:50 PM 55,057 Views 44 Comments

“Neither the HSE nor the State has ever apologised to her, and now it is too late,” a family statement said.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Cervical screening to resume next month - breast and bowel cancer screening to restart in September
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

Cervical screening to resume next month - breast and bowel cancer screening to restart in September

Jun 24th 2020, 5:17 PM 7,942 Views 8 Comments

Priority groups will receive letters from 6 July.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Simon Harris confirms that all cancer screening services will resume by July
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Simon Harris confirms that all cancer screening services will resume by July

Jun 11th 2020, 10:09 PM 16,189 Views 41 Comments

All screening services were cancelled in March when the Covid-19 pandemic began.

# cervicalcheck - 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 23,097 Views 30 Comments

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

# cervicalcheck - 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 19,268 Views 6 Comments

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

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Issues over review of smear slides were ignored, says CervicalCheck campaigner Lorraine Walsh
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Issues over review of smear slides were ignored, says CervicalCheck campaigner Lorraine Walsh

Dec 17th 2019, 9:12 PM 7,973 Views 4 Comments

Walsh stepped away from her role at the CervicalCheck patient steering committee in October.

# cervicalcheck - 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 9,986 Views 2 Comments

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+
# 221+

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

Dec 4th 2019, 7:54 AM 11,227 Views 15 Comments

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'
# RCog Review
# RCog Review

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

Updated Dec 3rd 2019, 5:49 PM 10,960 Views 3 Comments

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

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