Vicky Phelan

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Maria Waters: ‘Is my throat worth less than my cervix? Is my life worth less than another woman?’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A cancer patient has been forced to pay almost €40,000 from family savings to fund a potentially life-saving treatment that is available free to women(...)

Patient advocate Mark Molloy  said he felt ‘let down’ by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Opposition parties have criticised Government under-funding of the national maternity strategy, in the wake of the resignation of patient advocate Mar(...)

Stephen Teap, Cork Person of the Year 2019, with award. Also in picture, from left, Tim Lucey CEO Cork County Council, Ann Doherty, CEO Cork City Council and Tom Fitzpatrick, editor Irish Examiner. Photograph: Martin Collins

Cervical smear test campaigner Stephen Teap has won Cork Person of the Year for 2019 and he dedicated the award to his late wife, Irene Teap and all t(...)

Dr Caroline Mason Mohan, currently director of public health in the National Screening Service, will replace Dr Lorraine Doherty as clinical director of CervicalCheck on an interim basis. Photograph: Brendan Fitzsimmons

The clinical director of the embattled CervicalCheck unit has left her job for another position in the Health Service Executive after less than a year(...)

Prof Henry Kitchener, lead assessor with the Royal College of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians, at today’s meeting of the Oireachtas health committee. Photograph: Oireachtas/PA Wire

The authors of an independent review of tests made under the CervicalCheck screening programme have defended their work following criticism from patie(...)

Patient advocate Lorraine Walsh said she learned of RCOG’s approach to its review of CervicalCheck after receiving her own report. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has been accused of “skewing” the results of its review of CervicalCheck by including cas(...)

Vicky Phelan: ‘I do not have confidence in the RCOG review process,’ she posted on Twitter. Photograph: Tom Honan

Cervical cancer patient advocate Vicky Phelan has offered her “full support” to fellow campaigner Lorraine Walsh following her decision to step down f(...)

CervicalCheck campaigners Lorraine Walsh and Vicky Phelan at Leinster House in October. Photograph: Tom Honan

Another of the inquiries triggered by the CervicalCheck controversy – the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ (RCOG) review of Cervical(...)

Cervical cancer campaigner Stephen Teap (L) has said he is not happy with the “lack of compassion” shown by the Minister for Health for the women who were given incorrect cervical smear test results.

Cervical cancer campaigner Stephen Teap has said he is not happy with the “lack of compassion” shown by the Minister for Health for the women who were(...)

Patient advocate Lorraine Walsh, one of the women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy, has resigned from the steering committee of the screening programme. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Patient advocate Lorraine Walsh, one of the women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy, has resigned from the steering committee of the screening(...)

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