CervicalCheck scandal: One year on, no signs of abating

Inside Politics: Former clinical director of CervicalCheck says she expressed concerns about Government’s plan for free out-of-cycle smear tests

Did Simon Harris announce the free smear-testing measure without consulting the national screening service? Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Did Simon Harris announce the free smear-testing measure without consulting the national screening service? Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Good morning.

It has been nearly a full year since Vicky Phelan stood on the steps of the Four Courts and delivered an emotionally charged statement that would unearth a medical and political scandal.

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