Kevin Hickey

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Labour TD Alan Kelly expressed dismay that the only achievement in six months since a colposcopists’ meeting in terms of informing women about the clinical audit was “a leaflet” for patients.

CervicalCheck was drafting a leaflet as recently as last March to send out to women with cervical cancer to ask if they wanted to receive details of a(...)

Vicky Phelan arriving at the Dail prior to her appearance before the Public Accounts Committee earlier this week. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

CervicalCheck was drafting a leaflet as late as March 2018 that it planned to send to women with cervical cancer to see if they wanted the option of r(...)

Vicky Phelan arriving at the Dail prior to her appearance before the Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Doctors treating women with cervical cancer told CervicalCheck in September 2017 that they were being “put at a disadvantage” in deciding who should o(...)

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, 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(...)

The private correspondence was submitted in the High Court case taken by Vicky Phelan, a 43-year-old Limerick mother of two with terminal cancer, who was not told about an incorrect 2011 smear test until September 2017. Photograph: Collins Courts

Several senior figures in the health service were aware of “concerns” with CervicalCheck’s approach to audits that uncovered incorrect smear test resu(...)

Vicky Phelan from Annacotty, Co Limerick, was not told about an incorrect 2011 smear test until September 2017, despite a 2014 audit by CervicalCheck showing that the test was wrong. Photograph: Collins Courts

The clinical director of the national cervical cancer screening programme advised a Limerick gynaecologist to file some audited test results rather th(...)