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# CervicalCheck

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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.
CervicalCheck director urges women to trust screening service after 'tough couple of years'
Noirin Russell acknowledged that trust in the system had been eroded.
Patricia Carrick - who received apology from Taoiseach over missed cervical cancer diagnosis - has died
Patricia Carrick passed away peacefully overnight, her husband said.
CervicalCheck support group tells government 'time is up' to discuss proposed tribunal
The 221+ group wrote to Health Minister Stephen Donnelly today.
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”.
'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”.
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.
'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.
CervicalCheck campaigners welcome health minister's promises on steering group
Campaigners and advocates met with Stephen Donnelly yesterday.
CervicalCheck tribunal to begin 'without delay', says minister
The tribunal was delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Government pledges to improve cervical screening programme
Leo Varadkar said the Government will put forward patient safety legislation in the Dail.
Chief Justice expresses 'deepest sympathy' to family of Ruth Morrissey in Supreme Court judgment
The judge said the “tragic circumstances had most sadly, come to fruition”.
'Beautiful, caring and wise': Ruth Morrissey remembered at funeral
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
Paul Reid said he has written to Paul Morrissey, Ruth’s husband, to offer an apology on behalf of the HSE.
'She was a gentle soul who loved the simple things': Vicky Phelan on the late Ruth Morrissey
CervicalCheck campaigner Lorraine Walsh said Morrissey’s death marked “a very sad day” for the women of Ireland.
'She gave generously to anyone who knew her': Family of Ruth Morrissey pay tribute after CervicalCheck campaigner dies aged 39
“Neither the HSE nor the State has ever apologised to her, and now it is too late,” a family statement said.
Cervical screening to resume next month - breast and bowel cancer screening to restart in September
Priority groups will receive letters from 6 July.
Simon Harris confirms that all cancer screening services will resume by July
All screening services were cancelled in March when the Covid-19 pandemic began.
HSE and two laboratories lose Supreme Court appeal against Ruth Morrissey
The Supreme Court case had grappled with the complicated issue of whether “absolute confidence” was needed in a screening programme.
‘Remarkable coincidence’ that two campaigners' smear results were mixed up, hearing told
Professor Kitchener said the findings of the RCog report “were striking” with “significant implications”, but “not unexpected”.
Issues over review of smear slides were ignored, says CervicalCheck campaigner Lorraine Walsh
Walsh stepped away from her role at the CervicalCheck patient steering committee in October.
CervicalCheck: How does Ireland's cervical smear screening programme work?
If you’re getting a smear test, what can you expect, and what do the results mean?
Lorraine Walsh resigns from CervicalCheck steering group, says she doesn't have confidence in report
Walsh, who developed cervical cancer, was one of the 221 women whose smear tests were read incorrectly.
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.
'Overly cautious' reading of smear tests would be damaging and bring an end to screening programmes
The comments come following a Supreme Court hearing into Ruth Morrissey’s High Court ruling earlier this year.
'A lack of respect': Vicky Phelan hits out at TDs who didn't attend formal Dáil apology
Speaking to RTÉ Radio One today, Phelan said she was “annoyed” that the apology was delayed.
Poll: Does a formal apology from the government make a difference?
The Taoiseach yesterday formally apologised to the women affected by the CervicalCheck scandal.
Taoiseach makes formal apology to women affected by failures in CervicalCheck programme
Varadkar apologised to the women, their partners and their children for the pain they suffered.
Taoiseach to deliver State apology to women affected by CervicalCheck scandal
Today Dr Gabriel Scally said some women had been “treated appallingly”.
Cervical cancer campaigner Emma Mhic Mhathuna to be honoured on first anniversary
Emma was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2016.
CervicalCheck scandal: Woman granted leave to serve personal injuries summons on US clinic
The woman claims that Clinical Pathology Laboratories or its agents were guilty of negligence or breach of duty.
New test could make it easier to predict women's risk of developing cervical cancer
Some 99% of cervical cancers are caused by HPV.
State apology on the cards after Varadkar and Harris meet CervicalCheck support group
Patient representatives, however, say a full apology is only possible with a full understanding of who’s accountable.
'Rude', 'didn't care', 'absence of customer service': One woman's experience of CervicalCheck delays
The case of Sharon – who waited months to receive her results – was outlined in a rapid review of CervicalCheck yesterday.
Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal against judgement in Ruth Morrissey case
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.
CervicalCheck scandal: HSE says 434 smears expired before testing
The HSE said expired samples, as well as expired or damaged vials, are “an inevitable feature” of cervical screening programmes.
Court cases, a smear test backlog and now an 'IT issue' - 15 months of the CervicalCheck scandal
As the backlog of smear tests continues to cause delays, the HSE is struggling to restore public confidence in the screening programme.
CervicalCheck backlog leaves women waiting months for abnormal cervix assessment
One women whose GP noticed a visual abnormality in her cervix was told she could be waiting more than six months.
HSE orders 'rapid review' after 800 women failed to receive their smear test
The HSE has made contact with the women to give them their results directly.
CervicalCheck smear results weren't sent to some women due to IT glitch at US lab
“It is unfortunate that the CervicalCheck programme has been hit with another body blow,” Sinn Féin TD Louise O’Reilly said.