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The HSE said colposcopy services remain ‘under pressure with increased referrals and the requirement for increased consultation time’. Photograph: iStock

The average wait time for CervicalCheck results has now been reduced to six weeks with turnaround times at one point taking up to six months, the HSE (...)

HSE chief executive Paul Reid. Just 2 per cent of investigations into serious incidents were completed by the HSE last year within the required four months, according to the figures provided to Fianna Fáil. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

All well-run organisations make mistakes, but they also respond quickly and learn from these errors. CervicalCheck, Dr Gabriel Scally noted in his lan(...)

Frances McNamara, head of the National Screening Service, said CervicalCheck wrote to the women affected on July 1st and advised them to contact their GP to receive their results.

About 800 women did not receive their CervicalCheck smear test results because of an IT glitch, the Health Service Executive has confirmed. The probl(...)

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 is to be commended on his investigations into CervicalCheck, which were prompted by widespread public concern in the aftermath of Vicky Phelan’s court case last year and subsequent revelations of undisclosed audits.  Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

Dr Gabriel Scally is to be commended on his investigations into CervicalCheck, which were prompted by widespread public concern in the aftermath of Vi(...)

‘From Honolulu to London, Salford to San Antonio, Scally’s report reveals that 16 labs in the US, Britain and Ireland tested smears from Irish women.’  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Once again, Northern Irish public health doctor Gabriel Scally has delivered a report that raises disturbing questions about the cervical cancer scree(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally says legal processes are clearly failing to meet the wishes of patients. Photograp: Crispin Rodwell/ The  Irish Times

A no-fault compensation scheme should be introduced where patients are harmed in public health programmes such as screening and immunisation, accordin(...)

Stephen Teap, whose wife Irene Teap died of  cervical cancer, Dr Gabriel Scally and Lorraine Walsh,  who received an incorrect smear test result, at the launch of the Scally report into the CervicalCheck screening programme in September 2018.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A new report by Dr Gabriel Scally into the outsourcing of smear tests to Hawaii and Orlando in the US is expected to be considered by the Cabinet on T(...)

In some cases, women are still being asked to wait longer than 33 weeks to receive the results of their smear tests. Photograph: iStock

The Health Service Executive has reached an agreement with a US testing laboratory to help clear the massive backlog of smear tests in the CervicalChe(...)

Campaigner Vicky Phelan accused the Government of using Brexit as a “blanket excuse” for not implementing promises following the CervicalCheck controversy. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

We’ve all had the experience of events that, however carefully planned, just don’t work out. When you reach your third or fourth attempt to rework you(...)

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