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#CervicalCheck

# cervicalcheck - Monday 9 May, 2022

Cervical check samples are still being screened abroad following December's cyberattack
# Cervical Screening
# Cervical Screening

Cervical check samples are still being screened abroad following December's cyberattack

May 9th 2022, 8:13 PM 9,326 Views 6 Comments

A cyber-attack on The Coombe at the end of last year resulted in the hospital losing its IT connectivity with CervicalCheck.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 18 April, 2022

Cervical smear intervals moved from 3 to 5 years with HPV testing. Why?
# Cancer Screening
# Cancer Screening

Cervical smear intervals moved from 3 to 5 years with HPV testing. Why?

Apr 18th 2022, 9:00 AM 27,376 Views 21 Comments

In short, screening every three years with cytology is as effective as screening every five years with HPV.

Can Ireland win women's full trust in CervicalCheck back?
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Can Ireland win women's full trust in CervicalCheck back?

Apr 18th 2022, 12:05 AM 13,732 Views 16 Comments

How do the public feel about the programme, and what’s being done to win trust back?

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

Population coverage of cervical cancer screening has been dipping since 2017
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Population coverage of cervical cancer screening has been dipping since 2017

Apr 13th 2022, 3:40 PM 10,084 Views 3 Comments

The report notes that since CervicalCheck began in 2008, it has reduced the incidence of cervical cancer by 2.8% per year.

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 22 February, 2022

'Cinematic' documentary showcases Vicky Phelan's strength and battles
# Vmdiff
# Vmdiff

'Cinematic' documentary showcases Vicky Phelan's strength and battles

Feb 22nd 2022, 8:00 PM 23,580 Views 4 Comments

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 - Saturday 19 February, 2022

Number of claims lodged with CervicalCheck Tribunal increases to 19
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Number of claims lodged with CervicalCheck Tribunal increases to 19

Feb 19th 2022, 6:30 AM 7,718 Views 0 Comments

There have been 9 additional claims to the Tribunal over a two-week period – this compares with over 336 legal claims.

# 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 76,703 Views 47 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 13,796 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 10,787 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 30,328 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 71,513 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 19,425 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 7,538 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 13,862 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 18,837 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 16,944 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 21,256 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
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# 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 7,401 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 75,222 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 42,383 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 34,807 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 29,657 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 13,983 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 7,045 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 36,478 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 17,759 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 38,513 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 21,717 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 17,619 Views 21 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 28,792 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 11,656 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 14,491 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 8,801 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 17,993 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 30,788 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 16,348 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 55,123 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 7,951 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 16,195 Views 41 Comments

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

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