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From TheJournal.ie Judge's ruling in Morrissey case a threat to 'viability' of Irish cancer screening programmes, says RCSI College Of Surgeons

Judge's ruling in Morrissey case a threat to 'viability' of Irish cancer screening programmes, says RCSI

The Royal College of Surgeons said the standard of absolute confidence would have a ‘grievous impact’ on testing.

From TheJournal.ie Smear test backlog will be 'significantly reduced' over the summer months, says Harris Cervical Check

Smear test backlog will be 'significantly reduced' over the summer months, says Harris

The Health Minister also said political parties should not be playing ‘party politics’ with women’s health.

From TheJournal.ie 'Deeply flawed' policy on open disclosure in the HSE still in place, Scally review finds CervicalCheck

'Deeply flawed' policy on open disclosure in the HSE still in place, Scally review finds

Dr Gabriel Scally is satisfied the HSE has put adequate resources into acting on his recommendations following CervicalCheck.

From TheJournal.ie Government announces tribunal to deal with CervicalCheck claims Health

Government announces tribunal to deal with CervicalCheck claims

Justice Mary Irvine will chair of the tribunal.

From TheJournal.ie Irene Teap's family told there was negligence in reading of one of her smears CervicalCheck

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

The 35-year-old Cork woman died of cancer in July last year.

From TheJournal.ie CervicalCheck: Women have until end of this month to apply for free repeat test Reminder

CervicalCheck: Women have until end of this month to apply for free repeat test

Free repeat smear tests will end on 31 December.

From TheJournal.ie 'A star that inspires us': Community gathers to send Emma Mhic Mhathúna on her final journey Kerry

'A star that inspires us': Community gathers to send Emma Mhic Mhathúna on her final journey

The first of two funeral masses took place at Seipeal na Carraige, Baile na nGall this morning.

From TheJournal.ie 'Intense negotiations' ongoing between HSE and CervicalCheck labs before contracts expire Smear Tests

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'She was a real lioness as a mother': Friends and neighbours remember Emma Mhic Mhathúna Ar Dheis Dé

'She was a real lioness as a mother': Friends and neighbours remember Emma Mhic Mhathúna

Emma died yesterday – just five months after being told that her cancer was terminal.

From TheJournal.ie Scally report: Family of deceased patient were told 'nuns don't get cervical cancer' Cervicalcheck Scandal

Scally report: Family of deceased patient were told 'nuns don't get cervical cancer'

Scally report finds disclosure was “handled badly in most cases”.

From TheJournal.ie Scally report published: CervicalCheck screening system was 'doomed to fail' Scally Review

Scally report published: CervicalCheck screening system was 'doomed to fail'

The Scally review recommends an overhaul of the CervicalCheck screening programme.

From TheJournal.ie 'I woke up to a whitewash': Vicky Phelan hits out at leaking of CervicalCheck review Cancer

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Heartbroken at the disrespect shown': Criticism after leak of Cervical Check review Cervical Check

'Heartbroken at the disrespect shown': Criticism after leak of Cervical Check review

The review has concluded a commission of investigation does not need to be established.

From TheJournal.ie The inquiry into the Cervical Check scandal has been completed Scally Report

The inquiry into the Cervical Check scandal has been completed

MInister for Health Simon Harris will meet with the author of the report Dr Scally next week.

From TheJournal.ie 'Unacceptable' that some patients may have to get repeat cervical smears due to backlog Medical Council

'Unacceptable' that some patients may have to get repeat cervical smears due to backlog

It emerged today that some women who were retested might have to go through the procedure again as their samples are out of date.

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

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

The Limerick woman met the Taoiseach today.

From TheJournal.ie Man whose wife died after missed cancer diagnosis suing HSE and lab CervicalCheck

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

Julie Dingivan was just 36 when she died last year.

From TheJournal.ie Ruth Morrissey's situation 'more hopeful' as doctors plan course of radical radiotherapy Cervical Check

Ruth Morrissey's situation 'more hopeful' as doctors plan course of radical radiotherapy

Ruth Morrissey has been told her cancer will progress to terminal within a year.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach and Health Minister asked to explain why Cervical Check cases still ending up in court Scandal

Taoiseach and Health Minister asked to explain why Cervical Check cases still ending up in court

Opposition parties are accusing the Taoiseach and Health Minister of lying.

From TheJournal.ie 'She couldn't stay awake at the end' - Husband speaks of pain of wife's loss following cervical misdiagnosis Julie Dingivan

'She couldn't stay awake at the end' - Husband speaks of pain of wife's loss following cervical misdiagnosis

Julie Dingivan passed away in April 2017. The cervical check which missed her cancer diagnosis took place in 2009.

From TheJournal.ie Shift to HPV testing 'could eliminate cervical cancer in Irish women in a generation' Cancer Screening

Shift to HPV testing 'could eliminate cervical cancer in Irish women in a generation'

The change could lead to more cases being detected and more deaths being avoided, experts say.

From TheJournal.ie Physical checks of 3,000 smear tests haven't started yet - they should have been done by June Cervical Check

Physical checks of 3,000 smear tests haven't started yet - they should have been done by June

It could be months before the slides are tested.

From TheJournal.ie Wrong site surgery and patient death: Harris wants to make open disclosure mandatory in serious cases Health Minister

Wrong site surgery and patient death: Harris wants to make open disclosure mandatory in serious cases

The country’s open disclosure policy was put back into the spotlight in the wake of the CervicalCheck controversy.

From TheJournal.ie Emma Mhic Mhathúna on €7.5m settlement: 'It makes a big difference for all women' CervicalCheck

Emma Mhic Mhathúna on €7.5m settlement: 'It makes a big difference for all women'

The terminally ill mother-of-five settled her case against the HSE and Quest Diagnostics.

From TheJournal.ie Vicky Phelan receives honorary doctorate from University of Limerick CervicalCheck

Vicky Phelan receives honorary doctorate from University of Limerick

Phelan said she plans to fund a person to provide cancer patients with access to the latest cancer drug therapies.

From TheJournal.ie Of 204 requests for CervicalCheck files, just over half have been answered Smear Test Scandal

Of 204 requests for CervicalCheck files, just over half have been answered

There’s been a massive spike in requests this year for files from the CervicalCheck programme.

From TheJournal.ie Woman affected by Cervical Check scandal says cancer has spread to her lymph system Cervical Check

Woman affected by Cervical Check scandal says cancer has spread to her lymph system

Orla received false negatives on smear tests in 2011 and 2014.

From TheJournal.ie 'There was mascara running down faces': Vicky Phelan says her tumours are shrinking Cervical Check

'There was mascara running down faces': Vicky Phelan says her tumours are shrinking

Phelan was given six months to live in January this year.

From TheJournal.ie Number of women affected by smear test scandal expected to increase Cervical Check

Number of women affected by smear test scandal expected to increase

The Head of the National Screening Service Damien McCallion says more women will be contacted about their cancer test audits.

From TheJournal.ie Harris: 'Absolutely pathetic' that unsearchable documents were provided to scoping probe Cervical Check

Harris: 'Absolutely pathetic' that unsearchable documents were provided to scoping probe

The Scally probe has been provided with unsearchable and hard to read documents.

From TheJournal.ie 'Revenue are counting the chip bags coming out of chip shops' - Taoiseach defends use of PIs to investigate consultants Leaders' Questions

'Revenue are counting the chip bags coming out of chip shops' - Taoiseach defends use of PIs to investigate consultants

The hiring of private investigators by government departments was reported upon in last weekend’s Sunday Business Post.

From TheJournal.ie University of Limerick to award Vicky Phelan with honorary doctorate Cervical Check

University of Limerick to award Vicky Phelan with honorary doctorate

Vicky Phelan’s story sparked an investigation into how smear tests in Ireland are reviewed and handled.

From TheJournal.ie Women affected by CervicalCheck controversy 'borrowing money to get to healthcare appointments' Smear Tests This post contains videos

Women affected by CervicalCheck controversy 'borrowing money to get to healthcare appointments'

The women in question are afraid, angry and confused, Stephen Donnelly said.

From TheJournal.ie HSE yet to admit liabilility in Emma Mhic Mhathúna's Cervical Check case Cervical Check Scandal

HSE yet to admit liabilility in Emma Mhic Mhathúna's Cervical Check case

The Taoiseach has previously stated that none of the women affected by the Cervical Check scandal would have to go to court.

From TheJournal.ie HSE accepts providing cervical smear slides for three women affected by scandal is 'critical and urgent' Emma Mhic Mhathúna

HSE accepts providing cervical smear slides for three women affected by scandal is 'critical and urgent'

The case of three women affected by the controversy was being heard in High Court today.

From TheJournal.ie Almost all of 209 women or their families affected by Cervical Check scandal contacted by the HSE Update

Almost all of 209 women or their families affected by Cervical Check scandal contacted by the HSE

It was announced earlier this week that 18 women who had been given a misdiagnosis have since died.

Rozanna Purcell has opened up on her Instagram about catching pre cancerous cells after a smear test

She has urged women to keep getting smear tests following the Cervical Check scandal.

From TheJournal.ie Vicky Phelan calls for Yes vote for women who have been 'let down time and time again' Eighth Amendment

Vicky Phelan calls for Yes vote for women who have been 'let down time and time again'

She said women need to be “placed at the centre of their own care”.

From TheJournal.ie Government looks at bringing in mandatory open disclosure in serious cases Cervical Check

Government looks at bringing in mandatory open disclosure in serious cases

“Open disclosure is not the ticking of a box or the filling of a form,” Ireland’s chief medical officer said.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't want my death to be in vain': Watch Vicky Phelan's powerful PAC speech TERMINAL CANCER This post contains videos

'I don't want my death to be in vain': Watch Vicky Phelan's powerful PAC speech

Vicky said CervicalCheck and her gynaecologist spent 15 months arguing over whose responsibility it was to tell her about a HSE audit.

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