Minister for Health Simon Harris was warned that increased pressure on labs was putting the future of the cervical screening system “in jeopardy”.

Minister for Health Simon Harris twice turned down appeals from executives from one of the main cervical cancer-screening laboratories last year to me(...)

Dr Peter McKenna said slides from women retaking smear tests would be processed as  matter of “priority” by laboratories. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Up to 6,000 women will need to undergo a repeat smear test due to delays processing their original smears following the CervicalCheck scandal, the Hea(...)