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#CervicalCheck

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

'It would be foolhardy to say there is no risk': HSE reveals 78,000 slides left in CervicalCheck backlog
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

'It would be foolhardy to say there is no risk': HSE reveals 78,000 slides left in CervicalCheck backlog

Updated Feb 13th 2019, 12:03 PM 14,903 Views 34 Comments

The HSE will tell the Health Committee about the backlog latest today.

# cervicalcheck - Saturday 9 February, 2019

Tony O'Brien accuses the PAC of 'chasing every passing controversy... it doesn't add any value'
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Tony O'Brien accuses the PAC of 'chasing every passing controversy... it doesn't add any value'

Feb 9th 2019, 12:01 PM 18,494 Views 69 Comments

“I’m glad to be out,” he said when asked if he misses being in charge of the HSE.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 8 February, 2019

CervicalCheck writes to 4,300 women affected by lab error offering them repeat smear test
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

CervicalCheck writes to 4,300 women affected by lab error offering them repeat smear test

Feb 8th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,344 Views 9 Comments

The HSE has been aware of this error since November but it was only made public two weeks ago.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 25 January, 2019

CervicalCheck support group says smear test delays are 'totally unacceptable'
# Repeat Tests
# Repeat Tests

CervicalCheck support group says smear test delays are 'totally unacceptable'

Jan 25th 2019, 11:17 AM 6,513 Views 11 Comments

Women are having to wait an average of 22 weeks to receive their results, and thousands of tests need to be redone.

Women with history of abnormal smears face 'anxious wait' for delayed results
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Women with history of abnormal smears face 'anxious wait' for delayed results

Jan 25th 2019, 6:15 AM 6,920 Views 7 Comments

There is no provision for expediting cases where there is a known history of cancer or abnormal smear results.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 24 January, 2019

HSE confirms further 1,000 smear retests needed after samples expired due to backlog
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

HSE confirms further 1,000 smear retests needed after samples expired due to backlog

Jan 24th 2019, 7:50 PM 8,654 Views 18 Comments

The smear-test samples expired after there was a delay in transferring the samples to a slide within the six-week timeframe.

Letters to be sent to 6,000 women about repeat smear test next week
# Hpv Test
# Hpv Test

Letters to be sent to 6,000 women about repeat smear test next week

Updated Jan 24th 2019, 3:00 PM 16,088 Views 22 Comments

The health minister knew about the retests in December while the HSE were informed a month earlier.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Some smear tests to be repeated due to backlog resulting in samples expiring
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Some smear tests to be repeated due to backlog resulting in samples expiring

Jan 23rd 2019, 1:45 PM 11,601 Views 31 Comments

Simon Harris had been warned on numerous occasions that his announcement of free repeat smear tests was “dangerous” .

# cervicalcheck - Saturday 19 January, 2019

CervicalCheck campaigner Orla Church has died
# Orla Church
# Orla Church

CervicalCheck campaigner Orla Church has died

Jan 19th 2019, 7:42 PM 30,685 Views 0 Comments

Orla Church was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2015.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 14 January, 2019

'All talk and no action': Vicky Phelan strongly criticises Varadkar over handling of CervicalCheck scandal
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'All talk and no action': Vicky Phelan strongly criticises Varadkar over handling of CervicalCheck scandal

Jan 14th 2019, 7:52 AM 15,816 Views 40 Comments

Taoiseach says women of Ireland have his commitment that changes will be made to the health service.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 10 January, 2019

Sandyford lab told Simon Harris that CervicalCheck was 'in jeopardy' and urgent action was needed
# Smear Tests
# Smear Tests

Sandyford lab told Simon Harris that CervicalCheck was 'in jeopardy' and urgent action was needed

Jan 10th 2019, 12:05 AM 19,154 Views 24 Comments

Six months later, the HSE announced that GPs had been told the offer of free repeat smear tests were to end on 31 December.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Simon Harris was warned that smear test backlog was 'intensifying concern' among women
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Simon Harris was warned that smear test backlog was 'intensifying concern' among women

Jan 9th 2019, 6:15 AM 11,148 Views 25 Comments

“During the Repeal the Eighth campaign you stated that you trusted women… but your behaviour during this debacle suggests otherwise,” one letter said.

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Senior doctor warned Harris of 'dangerous' delays due to surge in demand for free smear rechecks
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Senior doctor warned Harris of 'dangerous' delays due to surge in demand for free smear rechecks

Jan 8th 2019, 12:05 AM 20,933 Views 20 Comments

The letter says that there had been a delayed diagnosis after the results of a smear test taken in June were received in October.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

PODCAST: 'Irene didn't have to die and now she's part of this scandal'
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

PODCAST: 'Irene didn't have to die and now she's part of this scandal'

Jan 2nd 2019, 12:05 AM 39,865 Views 10 Comments

Stephen Teap said he went public with his story this year so he can tell his boys when they grow up that he did everything he could.

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

Leo Varadkar says his 2018 low point was the government's handling of the CervicalCheck scandal
# Highs And Lows
# Highs And Lows

Leo Varadkar says his 2018 low point was the government's handling of the CervicalCheck scandal

Dec 25th 2018, 7:00 AM 7,427 Views 53 Comments

Varadkar said he regrets he was so misinformed and the government didn’t make ‘better decisions’.

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Irene Teap's family told there was negligence in reading of one of her smears
# Cancer
# Cancer

Irene Teap's family told there was negligence in reading of one of her smears

Dec 18th 2018, 12:42 PM 16,449 Views 12 Comments

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 - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

'I'm too young to die': Women with cervical cancer call for equal access to drug pembrolizumab
# Urgent Need
# Urgent Need

'I'm too young to die': Women with cervical cancer call for equal access to drug pembrolizumab

Dec 5th 2018, 5:57 PM 18,927 Views 20 Comments

Ireland owes it to these women, Labour’s Alan Kelly said.

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

'It's a no-brainer': Vicky Phelan calls for drug to be available to all Irish women with cervical cancer
# Pembro
# Pembro

'It's a no-brainer': Vicky Phelan calls for drug to be available to all Irish women with cervical cancer

Nov 27th 2018, 7:18 AM 17,012 Views 9 Comments

She was given a terminal diagnosis at the start of this year and Phelan said the drug Pembro is allowing her to live with the disease.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 19 November, 2018

Vicky Phelan named one of world's most influential women of 2018
# Bbc 100 Women
# Bbc 100 Women

Vicky Phelan named one of world's most influential women of 2018

Nov 19th 2018, 6:44 PM 24,907 Views 28 Comments

The activist said she is “so privileged” to be included on the BBC’s list.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 12 November, 2018

HSE recruiting trainers who will teach staff how to communicate with patients when things go wrong
# Open Disclosure
# Open Disclosure

HSE recruiting trainers who will teach staff how to communicate with patients when things go wrong

Nov 12th 2018, 6:10 AM 9,941 Views 10 Comments

‘Open disclosure’ made headlines in recent months due to the CervicalCheck controversy.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Harris on the defensive after judge criticises doctor recruitment process
# High Court
# High Court

Harris on the defensive after judge criticises doctor recruitment process

Updated Nov 8th 2018, 8:17 PM 26,453 Views 53 Comments

“I note that the interview panel described the respondent as ‘eager to work and learn’. But learn at whose expense?” the judge said.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 5 November, 2018

Simon Harris on criticism from ex-HSE chief: 'I will never apologise for holding people to account'
# HSE
# HSE

Simon Harris on criticism from ex-HSE chief: 'I will never apologise for holding people to account'

Updated Nov 5th 2018, 4:46 PM 25,479 Views 63 Comments

Varadkar said Tony O’Brien “was right to step down” as HSE chief in light of the CervicalCheck scandal.

# cervicalcheck - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Former HSE chief calls Simon Harris 'a frightened little boy'
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Former HSE chief calls Simon Harris 'a frightened little boy'

Nov 4th 2018, 2:11 PM 35,768 Views 53 Comments

The Health Minister has been defended by Charlie Flanagan, who said Tony O’Brien had “a pretty rapid fall from grace”.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 2 November, 2018

'My education allowed me challenge the medical profession': Vicky Phelan receives honorary fellowship at WIT
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'My education allowed me challenge the medical profession': Vicky Phelan receives honorary fellowship at WIT

Nov 2nd 2018, 9:49 PM 36,882 Views 14 Comments

Phelan’s bravery in making public her missed CervicalCheck results led to national outcry and an investigation.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 18 October, 2018

'Not good enough': Tánaiste apologises to women for 18-week delay for their smear test results
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'Not good enough': Tánaiste apologises to women for 18-week delay for their smear test results

Oct 18th 2018, 2:03 PM 7,955 Views 25 Comments

Due to the upsurge in the number of women presenting for their smear test, there is now a backlog of 60,000.

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Judge recommends establishment of tribunal to deal with CervicalCheck claims
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Judge recommends establishment of tribunal to deal with CervicalCheck claims

Oct 16th 2018, 2:10 PM 6,941 Views 12 Comments

In his report, Justice Meenan recognises the “courage and fortitude” of the woman affected and their families.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

CervicalCheck: Report author says it's 'likely' that more women are affected
# Cancer Screening
# Cancer Screening

CervicalCheck: Report author says it's 'likely' that more women are affected

Oct 10th 2018, 7:11 PM 10,128 Views 17 Comments

Dr Gabriel Scally told an Oireachtas Committee that an initial review to identify women involved was flawed.

Funeral cortège of Emma Mhic Mhathúna passes by Leinster House
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Funeral cortège of Emma Mhic Mhathúna passes by Leinster House

Oct 10th 2018, 4:43 PM 20,062 Views 11 Comments

Crowds gathered to remember and thank Emma, who had spoken on behalf of the women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 8 October, 2018

'Intense negotiations' ongoing between HSE and CervicalCheck labs before contracts expire
# Smear Tests
# Smear Tests

'Intense negotiations' ongoing between HSE and CervicalCheck labs before contracts expire

Oct 8th 2018, 5:54 PM 7,569 Views 16 Comments

Existing contracts with two laboratories are due to expire this month.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 5 October, 2018

Vast majority (94%) consent to take part in delayed smear test review
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Vast majority (94%) consent to take part in delayed smear test review

Oct 5th 2018, 12:05 AM 9,206 Views 10 Comments

Figures show 1,300 letters were sent to women asking them to consent to be included in the review by RCOG.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

HPV test won't be rolled out until next year
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

HPV test won't be rolled out until next year

Sep 19th 2018, 9:26 PM 10,498 Views 26 Comments

The test was previously expected to be introduced this autumn.

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Ruth Morrissey case could take double the time of previous CervicalCheck cases
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Ruth Morrissey case could take double the time of previous CervicalCheck cases

Sep 18th 2018, 1:02 PM 8,046 Views 0 Comments

The mother-of-one has said smear tests carried out in 2009 and 2012 were wrongly reported as normal.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Taoiseach 'embarrassed for his own profession' reading CervicalCheck testimonies
# Cervicalcheck Scandal
# Cervicalcheck Scandal

Taoiseach 'embarrassed for his own profession' reading CervicalCheck testimonies

Sep 13th 2018, 3:00 PM 12,290 Views 49 Comments

The report highlighted how the family of one woman was told “nuns don’t get cervical cancer”.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Scally 'satisfied' with quality of testing in CervicalCheck labs
# Smear Tests
# Smear Tests

Scally 'satisfied' with quality of testing in CervicalCheck labs

Updated Sep 12th 2018, 2:25 PM 10,935 Views 18 Comments

He also said how the families of the women affected were eventually told about the audit was “damaging, hurtful and offensive”.

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

'I woke up to a whitewash': Vicky Phelan hits out at leaking of CervicalCheck review
# Cancer
# Cancer

'I woke up to a whitewash': Vicky Phelan hits out at leaking of CervicalCheck review

Sep 11th 2018, 11:45 AM 40,033 Views 54 Comments

“Information continues to be withheld from women and I will continue to fight back.”

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 2 August, 2018

State accused of 'hiding behind' Cervical Check scandal victims as they battle labs in court
# Smear Test Scandal
# Smear Test Scandal

State accused of 'hiding behind' Cervical Check scandal victims as they battle labs in court

Updated Aug 2nd 2018, 12:38 PM 11,636 Views 34 Comments

Stephen Teap, whose wife was affected by the scandal and has since died, says Varadkar needs to get ahead of the situation.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Vicky Phelan: Varadkar assured me the State will try to settle CervicalCheck cases out of court
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Vicky Phelan: Varadkar assured me the State will try to settle CervicalCheck cases out of court

Updated Aug 1st 2018, 7:45 PM 34,128 Views 66 Comments

The Limerick woman met the Taoiseach today.

Man whose wife died after missed cancer diagnosis suing HSE and lab
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Man whose wife died after missed cancer diagnosis suing HSE and lab

Aug 1st 2018, 3:06 PM 33,093 Views 0 Comments

Julie Dingivan was just 36 when she died last year.

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

'I regret any of this ever happened': Taoiseach says mediation in CervicalCheck cases not the 'holy grail'
# Smear Test Controversy
# Smear Test Controversy

'I regret any of this ever happened': Taoiseach says mediation in CervicalCheck cases not the 'holy grail'

Jul 31st 2018, 7:08 PM 10,051 Views 38 Comments

Leo Varadkar says he is open to the idea of the inquiry into the scandal being held in public.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 30 July, 2018

Taoiseach says he 'should have been clearer' over CervicalCheck court comments
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Taoiseach says he 'should have been clearer' over CervicalCheck court comments

Jul 30th 2018, 2:28 PM 16,146 Views 76 Comments

Varadkar promised in May that pending cases over the ongoing scandal would be be dealt with through mediation.