Jerome Coffey

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Vicky Phelan: sued the HSE and the lab for missing her cancer in a 2011 smear test. She was diagnosed with cancer in 2014. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The Department of Health sought assurances from senior Health Service Executive officials that Vicky Phelan’s court case over incorrect smear tests wa(...)

CervicalCheck: the HSE said its screening programme is safe and effective and that its three laboratories “are operating within expected international standards”. Photograph: Rafe Swan/Cultura/Getty

General practitioners have been told by the Health Service Executive that an “urgent new screening test is not clinically indicated” for women concern(...)

From left,  Dr Jerome Coffey, director, National Cancer Control Programme, Dr Tony Holohan, chief medical officer, Department of Health, and Dr Colm Henry, the HSE’s chief clinical officer,  at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The HSE’s chief clinical officer, Colm Henry, has said he regrets not checking whether women with cervical cancer were being told about false negative(...)

INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha said its office had been contacted by many nurses seeking guidance as to what they should do to reassure women in relation to smear tests.

The Health Service Executive should have contacted nurses involved in cervical smear tests in advance of the latest controversy so they could reassure(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris was advised that publicity around Vicky Phelan’s High Court case was likely. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A “potentially considerable number of cases’’ notified to CervicalCheck have not been subjected to an audit of their screening history, Minister for H(...)

Image: Screenshot of PDF of note released by Government.

The following is the redacted version of a briefing note about Vicky Phelan’s High Court case sent to Minister for Health Simon Harris on April 16th. (...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar with National Cancer Control Programme director Dr Jerome Coffey at a programme launch earlier in the year.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The National Cancer Control Programme says it has no immediate plans to introduce screening for ovarian cancer, despite new evidence that an annual bl(...)

The HSE has taken steps to address the shortage of chemotherapy drugs. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A shortage of chemotherapy drugs, which has delayed treatment for hundreds of cancer patients, has forced the Health Service Executive to make conting(...)

The danger within: the survival rate for lung-cancer patients has increased from 10 per cent to 15 per cent. Illustration: Sciepro/SPL/Getty

We’ve got cancer licked. More and more people are getting cancer. Lifestyle plays a big role. Actually, it’s more down to luck.You don’t have to look (...)

 Irish Cancer Society volunteer May Ryan with “Daff Man” James Gilleran at the launch of the 28th Daffodil Day, which takes place on Friday, March 27th. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish people must continue their generosity in order to combat the worst effects of the country’s rapidly increasing cancer rates, according to Irish (...)

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