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#CervicalCheck

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 10 May, 2018

Tony O'Brien has stepped down as HSE Director amid cervical cancer scandal

O’Brien had been the head of the health service since July 2013.

Taoiseach and Health Minister weren't made aware of HSE 'memo' on CervicalCheck

HSE Director General Tony O’Brien has stepped down this evening.

'Who will be able to take my place when I'm gone?': Emma Mhic Mhathúna on telling her children she's dying

Emma Mhic Mhathúna is one of the women caught up in the CervicalCheck scandal, and has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

'It seared the soul of our country': Emotional scenes as Emma Mhic Mhathúna's interview raised in the Dáil

“It is a stain on all our doors, it is a stain on all of us,” Labour’s Alan Kelly told his Dáil colleagues today.

'I had to collect my children from school and tell them that I’m dying': Emma Mhic Mhathúna CervicalCheck This post contains videos

'I had to collect my children from school and tell them that I’m dying': Emma Mhic Mhathúna

Tony O’Brien, Director General of the HSE, has said “anyone who is found to have failed in their duty” will be held to account.

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Ministers Zappone and McGrath believe HSE boss should step aside

Vicky Phelan, whose cervical cancer is now terminal, has called for Tony O’Brien to go.

US laboratory wanted confidentiality clause in Vicky Phelan case CervicalCheck This post contains videos

US laboratory wanted confidentiality clause in Vicky Phelan case

A UK expert will lead the inquiry into the CervicalCheck controversy.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 7 May, 2018

Almost 5,000 people waiting for call to be returned by CervicalCheck helpline

The HSE has returned 2,686 calls to over 7,678 people.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 4 May, 2018

'This is a painful time for women': Over 10,000 calls made to CervicalCheck helpline

The number of women affected by the smear test scandal has increased from 208 to 209.

Tánaiste says sacking more people over CervicalCheck scandal won't help to establish the truth

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have called on Tony O’Brien to resign.

One of 208 women affected by smear test scandal 'fighting' to get medical card back

The woman was recently told that her smear test had been reviewed and a different action could have been taken.

Vicky Phelan says HSE has agreed to pay for her clinical trial cancer drug

Vicky Phelan received incorrect smear test results in 2011. She was subsequently diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014.

# cervicalcheck - Thursday 3 May, 2018

'Make them go minister - or else you go' - Calls for heads to roll in CervicalCheck scandal

The issue dominated large chunks of Leaders’ Questions today.

Vicky Phelan says CervicalCheck inquiry must be done urgently and in public

The Irish Cancer Society has said its helpline has been inundated with calls from women, some of whom are “extremely distressed”.

Explainer: Here's what you need to know about the new HPV test for cervical cancer

The accuracy of HPV testing is significantly higher than liquid based cytology testing, which is the testing used now, and is expected to result in fewer women receiving a false negative result.

# cervicalcheck - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

How accurate are the CervicalCheck smear tests?

This question was not definitively answered at today’s Oireachtas committee.

There are 10 active legal claims made in relation to CervicalCheck smear tests

Legal proceedings against the HSE or laboratories involved in smear tests have commenced in 6 of those cases.

Leo Varadkar confirms redress scheme for women affected by the smear test controversy

The Taoiseach said the government still do not know all the facts surrounding the CervicalCheck scandal.

'How did things get so bad?': Mother of five speaks out about delayed cancer diagnosis CervicalCheck This post contains videos

'How did things get so bad?': Mother of five speaks out about delayed cancer diagnosis

“When there’s cancer in the house, the children are always worrying if everything is okay.”

# cervicalcheck - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Vicky Phelan says she's 'disheartened' that more women could be involved in smear test scandal

HSE chief Tony O’Brien said he couldn’t guarantee that cancer treatment for some women wasn’t compromised because of the controversy.

Explainer: What is open disclosure, and where does it fit in the smear test scandal?

What are the obligations to tell a patient when a mistake has been made in their healthcare?

Cervical cancer memo to minister states Vicky Phelan case was not a patient safety incident

17 women whose cases were reviewed as part of an audit into the scheme have died.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 30 April, 2018

60% of people don't have faith in the national cervical screening programme CervicalCheck

Just 19% of people trust the service, according to a poll carried out by Claire Byrne Live.

Cervical cancer: Harris confirms statutory investigation into CervicalCheck programme

The HSE earlier today confirmed that 17 women whose cases were reviewed as part of an audit into the CervicalCheck controversy have died.

Vicky Phelan: It's scandalous government hasn't offered to pay for my cancer treatment

Vicky Phelan received incorrect smear test results in 2011. She was subsequently diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014.

Poll: Will you continue to use State cancer-screening programmes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you continue to use State cancer-screening programmes?

Controversy has engulfed CervicalCheck in recent days.

# cervicalcheck - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Simon Harris says the State will pay for women to have a repeat cervical screening

Earlier the HSE apologised after a helpline for concerned people was down due to a technical glitch.

# cervicalcheck - Friday 27 April, 2018

CervicalCheck: Senior team sent in to ensure women told about smear reviews

Health Minister Simon Harris said that a helpline would open from 9am tomorrow to answer women’s questions.

CervicalCheck chief responds to test criticism: 'I’d be surprised if women didn’t have questions'

The screening programme said that it had received a slight increase in calls after the Vicky Phelan High Court case settlement.

# cervicalcheck - Monday 22 April, 2013

New lab that deals with cervical and bowel screening results officially opens today

MedLab Pathology, based in Sandyford, has been awarded 50 per cent of the contract for the CervicalCheck programme and will also work with the State’s BowelScreen programme.