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Campaigner Vicky Phelan said last week that the CervicalCheck tribunal is “not fit for purpose”. Photograph: Tom Honan

At the heart of the CervicalCheck screening controversy were two issues: allegations that smear tests had been negligently read in some cases; and a f(...)

Vicky Phelan said on Thursday there was ‘a lot wrong’ with the Government’s plans for the tribunal. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Campaigner Vicky Phelan has said the Cervical Check Tribunal is “not fit for purpose” and that she feels forced to advise affected patients not to eng(...)

 Prof Susan O’Reilly, chairwoman of the CervicalCheck and BowelScreen expert reference group, said patient-requested reviews of their cases would be a ‘first for CervicalCheck’. Photograph: Leon Farrell/ Photocall Ireland

CervicalCheck should begin patient-requested reviews for all invasive cancer diagnoses, including those not detected during routine screening, an expe(...)

Dr Caroline Mason Mohan, currently director of public health in the National Screening Service, will replace Dr Lorraine Doherty as clinical director of CervicalCheck on an interim basis. Photograph: Brendan Fitzsimmons

The clinical director of the embattled CervicalCheck unit has left her job for another position in the Health Service Executive after less than a year(...)

The Health Service Executive has made several significant announcements following publication of a report by Prof Brian MacCraith.

Five times more women than originally estimated have been affected by delays in their cervical smear test results because of a “major communications f(...)

Labour TD Alan Kelly expressed dismay that the only achievement in six months since a colposcopists’ meeting in terms of informing women about the clinical audit was “a leaflet” for patients.

CervicalCheck was drafting a leaflet as recently as last March to send out to women with cervical cancer to ask if they wanted to receive details of a(...)

Vicky Phelan arriving at the Dail prior to her appearance before the Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Doctors treating women with cervical cancer told CervicalCheck in September 2017 that they were being “put at a disadvantage” in deciding who should o(...)

CervicalCheck says that along with the HPV vaccine regular cervical screening is the most effective way to reduce the risk of the cancer developing

Every year in Ireland more than 260 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and up to 90 of those women die from the disease. Emma Coyne had her fir(...)