Gabriel Scally

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In his latest progress report on the CervicalCheck controversy, Dr Gabriel Scally notes the current open disclosure policy, which he has described as deeply contradictory and unsatisfactory because it does not compel clinicians to disclose failings in the care of patients, has yet to be updated. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Open disclosure is a stated policy of our health service. There is also a commitment to a duty of candour for health professionals and healthcare orga(...)

An audit of smear tests showed health service professionals that Vicky Phelan had wrongly received the all-clear from cervical cancer, but she was not told about it. Her High Court case in 2018 brought attention the CervicalCheck controversy. Photograph: Tom Honan

The controversy over the CervicalCheck screening programme has convulsed the health service over the past year, but it might never have come to light (...)

Dr Gabriel Scally, who last June recommended that women affected be given an interim ex-gratia payment of €2,000 each. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Hundreds of women caught up in the CervicalCheck controversy will be able to apply for ex-gratia payments within weeks under a €5-million scheme appro(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally:  ‘The media need to back off and stop the sensationalist and inaccurate stuff.’  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The public health doctor who investigated the CervicalCheck controversy has strongly criticised the Health Service Executive for failing to introduce (...)

The HSE report found that almost half of the 221 group were women in their thirties, while 30 per cent were in their forties. Photograph: iStock

Most of the 221 women caught up in the cervical cancer screening controversy are now free of the disease though they may continue to experience side-e(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: “I knew there was a potential issue, but I did not know there were 6,000 women waiting to be retested.”

Minister for Health Simon Harris has moved to reassure women who will have to be recalled for repeat smear tests that the clinical risk is “exceedingl(...)

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(...)

Two patient advocates and former Barnardos chief executive Fergus Finlay are among eight people appointed to the board of the HSE. Photograph: Sara Freund / The Irish Times

Two patient advocates and former Barnardos chief executive Fergus Finlay are among eight people appointed to the board of the HSE by Minister for Heal(...)

Vicky Phelan from the CervicalCheck Patient Support Group and journalist Martina Fitzgerald at the National Women’s Council of Ireland’s FemFest conference in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Tom Honan

Nine months after the CervicalCheck controversy erupted in the wake of Vicky Phelan’s High Court case over a missed cancer diagnosis, frustration over(...)

Vicky Phelan with her husband Jim, daughter  Amelia and son Darragh, after turning on the Christmas lights in Limerick on Sunday. Photograph: Sean Curtin True Media

Vicky Phelan, who highlighted the CervicalCheck scandal, has been named by the BBC as one of its 100 inspiring and influential women from around the w(...)

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