Colm Henry

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Minister for Health Simon Harris said his private secretary knew there was an issue in relation to an individual woman. Photograph: Gareth Chaney, Collins

A group of 52 women among those at the centre of the latest Cervical Check controversy over delayed test results face low risk of their conditions pro(...)

CPE  is highly antibiotic-resistant and can be lethal when it enters the bloodstream. Photograph: iStock

The Department of Health is seeking to shut down the emergency response set up to tackle a lethal superbug, despite the fact that the number of cases (...)

Fianna Fáil TD Stephen  Donnelly told the Oireachtas health committee the information from Dr Grainne Flannelly suggested Minister for Health Simon Harris had misled the Dáil for a second time. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Health Simon Harris has been accused of misleading the Dáil over his claim he received no contrary advice before offering free out-of-cyc(...)

Dr Gráinne Flannelly:  says she warned officials, in the hours before the Government announced the plan, that it would have consequences. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA

The former clinical director of CervicalCheck has said the Government decided to offer women free out-of-cycle smear tests despite concerns raised by (...)

In February 2018, the European Medicines Agency recommended that sodium valproate not be used during pregnancy. Photograph: Getty Images

Mothers of children diagnosed with foetal valproate syndrome (FVS) are demanding a public inquiry into why they were not warned of the risks of taking(...)

HSE’s chief clinical officer Dr Colm Henry “appointments are being ‘pushed out’ further”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Health Service Executive is expected to formally write to the Department of Health setting out its concerns over the delivery of services for pati(...)

Angela Fitzgerald, national director acute hospitals; Dr Colm Henry chief clinical officer; Liam Woods, interim deputy general operations and Bernard Gloster, chief officer for the midwest, during a HSE briefing in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The HSE has warned of delays and significant disruption at hospital emergency departments as a result of the one-day strike by nurses starting at 8am (...)

Dr Colm Henry  said he regrets taking at face value Prof Gráinne  Flannelly’s assurances that women would be told of false smear test results,  and regrets assuming that “people were following through on what they told me they were doing”. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The CervicalCheck screening programme’s clinical director last year “expressed regret for any misunderstanding” over its communication strategy around(...)

Dr Tony Holohan during a press conference in Dubolin to address public concerns surrounding the  national cervical screening programme. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The invitation to the press conference looked promising: “Clinical Expert Panel to address public concerns surrounding Ireland’s national cervical scr(...)

Dr Tony Holohan, chief medical officer at the Department of Health, and Dr Colm Henry, chief clinical officer at the HSE. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Dr Colm Henry is the chief clinical officer of the HSE. He was the health service’s national clinical adviser and programme lead for acute hospitals a(...)

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