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# CervicalCheck

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2022
# CervicalCheck
Taoiseach apologises to Stephen Teap in wake of CervicalCheck settlement
Micheál Martin said there was “no defence” for what happened with the CervicalCheck controversy.
# CervicalCheck
Patient Safety Bill to be amended after TDs raise concerns
The amendment relates to a draft law being fast-tracked in memory of the late campaigner Vicky Phelan.
# Healthcare
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.
# vicky phelan
TDs pay tribute in the Dáil to 'fearless' Vicky Phelan
The CervicalCheck campaigner died yesterday.
# vicky phelan
Vicky Phelan: A tenacious, adored campaigner who strengthened the voice of women in Ireland
“Every woman needs a voice that will help them challenge the system,” Phelan once wrote.
# tributes
Cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan has died
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said she was “a woman of extraordinary courage and integrity”.
Vicky died in the early hours of this morning in Limerick, surrounded by her family
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said she was "a woman of extraordinary courage and integrity"
President Michael D Higgins said the campaigner "made an enormous contribution to Irish society"
Family pay tribute to Vicky Phelan: 'Her passing will leave a void in our lives'
Vicky Phelan: A tenacious, adored campaigner who strengthened the voice of women in Ireland
# RIP
Hundreds attend funeral of CervicalCheck campaigner Lynsey Bennett
The 34-year-old mother of two died last week after suffering from cervical cancer.
# RIP
CervicalCheck campaigner Lynsey Bennett dies aged 34
The mother of two settled a case against the HSE last year over her CervicalCheck results.
# Vicky
WATCH: Documentary about Vicky Phelan to open in cinemas next month
The trailer for the new feature documentary was launched today.
# CervicalCheck
Harris: CervicalCheck chief’s comments ‘inappropriate, unfortunate, insensitive’
Harris said the comments ‘really hurt’ the 221+ group.
# cervical screening
Cervical check samples are still being screened abroad following December's cyberattack
A cyber-attack on The Coombe at the end of last year resulted in the hospital losing its IT connectivity with CervicalCheck.
# cancer screening
Cervical smear intervals moved from 3 to 5 years with HPV testing. Why?
In short, screening every three years with cytology is as effective as screening every five years with HPV.
# CervicalCheck
Can Ireland win women's full trust in CervicalCheck back?
How do the public feel about the programme, and what’s being done to win trust back?
# CervicalCheck
Population coverage of cervical cancer screening has been dipping since 2017
The report notes that since CervicalCheck began in 2008, it has reduced the incidence of cervical cancer by 2.8% per year.
# vmdiff
'Cinematic' documentary showcases Vicky Phelan's strength and battles
Directed by Sasha King, the film has been nominated for a Human Rights on Film Award at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival.
# CervicalCheck
Number of claims lodged with CervicalCheck Tribunal increases to 19
There have been 9 additional claims to the Tribunal over a two-week period – this compares with over 336 legal claims.
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# vicky phelan
Vicky Phelan says she has stopped chemo with aim to 'spend Christmas with my kids'
Phelan said she is now receiving medication to treat her “symptoms”.
# CervicalCheck
Targeted messaging planned to encourage LGBT+ community to attend cervical screening
Women aged over 50 and the LGBT+ community among those less likely to attend cervical screening, studies have found.
# cervical screening
CervicalCheck: 310 women take legal route despite pledges they can avoid court, Dáil hears
Peadar Tóibín said that just eight women are using the CervicalCheck tribunal.
# cancer screening
Almost 200 HPV-positive smears through CervicalCheck need repeat test after samples expire
The samples expired after an increase in the number of cervical smear samples being sent in.
# CervicalCheck
Vicky Phelan to return to Ireland after six months of treatment in the US and 'relentless' side effects
Last November, Ms Phelan disclosed that she has developed a new tumour for the first time in over two years.
# Cervical Cancer
CervicalCheck moves to 'allay women's fears' after Scotland's cervical cancer screening error
Over 24 years, around 430 women in Scotland who had hysterectomies were wrongly told they didn’t need to be screened.
# smear tests
CervicalCheck asks GPs to postpone smear tests booked this week after HSE cyber attack
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
'It was like a sisterhood': March saw highest number of cervical smear tests since October 2018
Around 29,000 women attended for cervical screening last month – representing a significant increase on previous months.
# smear tests
'More heightened anxiety' about proven cervical-cancer treatments since CervicalCheck controversy, says oncologist
“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.
# timeline
The CervicalCheck controversy: How a vital cancer screening service is fighting to regain the trust of women
Cervical screening is a vitally important service for women in Ireland. But it’s been marred by flawed policies and deep mistrust.
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: How does Ireland's cervical smear screening programme work?
A woman with the strength of the sea: The Kerry Gaeltacht says goodbye to Emma Mhic Mhathúna
# CervicalCheck
Taoiseach to 'check out' why Dr Gabriel Scally is no longer overseeing CervicalCheck plan
148 out of 170 of Scally’s recommended actions have been implemented, with a further 12 on track to be completed.
# CervicalCheck
'It's a better forum than the High Court': Taoiseach says CervicalCheck tribunal should be given a chance to work
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
Lynsey Bennett: 'I plan to try and stay here for as long as I can. Absolutely'
Lynsey Bennett settled a case with the HSE earlier this week over the alleged misinterpretation of her cervical smear slides.
# CervicalCheck
'It should not have happened': Holohan says basic commitment to CervicalCheck women wasn't honoured
Lynsey Bennett, who has two young daughters, had four smear tests between 2010 and 2016 but each time was told they were negative.
# LYNSEY BENNETT
Woman focusing on 'fight to stay alive' after smear test case settlement
Lynsey Bennett, who has two young daughters, had four smear tests between 2010 and 2016 but each time was told they were negative.
# CervicalCheck
Why is CervicalCheck using HPV tests instead of testing for all smear abnormalities?
TheJournal.ie spoke to Noirin Russell about some of the common questions about the change to the cancer screening programme.
# Level 5 restrictions
Women with previous smear abnormalities will still be able to get colposcopy appointments
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.
# Noirin Russell
CervicalCheck director urges women to trust screening service after 'tough couple of years'
Noirin Russell acknowledged that trust in the system had been eroded.
# RIP
Patricia Carrick - who received apology from Taoiseach over missed cervical cancer diagnosis - has died
Patricia Carrick passed away peacefully overnight, her husband said.
# 221 Plus group
CervicalCheck support group tells government 'time is up' to discuss proposed tribunal
The 221+ group wrote to Health Minister Stephen Donnelly today.
# CervicalCheck
Vicky Phelan feels 'betrayed' after Department orders establishment of CervicalCheck Tribunal
The Department confirmed that an order establishing a tribunal had been signed and said “this could not be reversed”.
# 221+ group
'Like a slap in the face': Vicky Phelan says women's concerns over CervicalCheck Tribunal have been ignored
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
Cervical, breast and bowel cancer screenings in Ireland operate at best global standards, reports find
The reports, authored by Prof Susan O’Reilly and Prof Risteárd Ó Laoide, were published today.
# HSE
'People are afraid': Only tenth of women invited for cervical cancer screenings made appointments
Out of 110,000 invitations, only 12,000 have come forward, according to CervicalCheck director.