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Dr Gabriel Scally said the number of slides sent to laboratories used in the CervicalCheck programme could only be tracked through the billings systems of laboratories, not by their clinical registers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Seven of the 16 laboratories involved in the CervicalCheck scandal were not inspected by the team set up to investigate it, and they have now closed d(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally:  said he only learned of CPL’s outsourcing of Irish smears in recent weeks and that he will compile a supplementary report for Minister for Health Simon Harris once he has investigated this further. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A significant part of the examination of Irish CervicalCheck smear tests by a US company were carried out at a lab where staff were mainly involved in(...)