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# CervicalCheck

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# CervicalCheck
'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.
# CervicalCheck
'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.
# chopping block
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.
# CervicalCheck
US laboratory wanted confidentiality clause in Vicky Phelan case
A UK expert will lead the inquiry into the CervicalCheck controversy.
# Helpline
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.
# smear test scandal
'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.
# untenable
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.
# CervicalCheck
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.
# cancer scandal
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
'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.
# smear tests
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”.
# CervicalCheck
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.
# screening
How accurate are the CervicalCheck smear tests?
This question was not definitively answered at today’s Oireachtas committee.
# CervicalCheck
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.
# CervicalCheck
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.
# CervicalCheck
'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
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.
# CervicalCheck
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?
# CervicalCheck
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.
# cancer scandal
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.
# screening scandal
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.
# cancer drug
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.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you continue to use State cancer-screening programmes?
Controversy has engulfed CervicalCheck in recent days.
# CervicalCheck
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.
# Smear Test
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.
# missed abnormality
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.
# screening programme
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.