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(...)

Mr Justice Kevin Cross said he wished that people would read his judgment before commenting on it. Photograph: Collins Courts

The negligence case involving Ruth Morrissey, who is terminally ill with cervical cancer, could lead to legal costs of up to €4 million, almost twice (...)

 Mr Justice Kevin Cross gave lengthy consideration to the principals that should apply when deciding whether the inaccurate reading of slides in a screening programme constituted negligence. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Yesterday morning in the High Court, Mr Justice Kevin Cross strongly criticised members of the medical profession who have been commenting on his judg(...)

Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul outside the Four Courts  at the conclusion of her case. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

US laboratory Quest Diagnostics today confirmed before the High Court it is to to appeal the landmark judgement in the case of terminally ill Ruth Mor(...)

Ruth Morrissey and her husband, Paul, outside the Four Courts  at the conclusion of her case. Parties normally have 10 days to lodge an appeal, but this has been shortened in view of Ms Morrissey’s terminal illness. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Senior health service staff this week proposed halting the State’s four screening programmes until the implications of last week’s High Court judgment(...)

 Almost 131,000 patients are waiting for scans under the HSE’s national integrated medical imaging system (NIMIS) of electronically stored images. A further 34,000 patients are waiting on a non-NIMIS list. Photograph: Getty Images

More than 165,000 patients across the country are on waiting lists for ultrasounds, CT scans and MRIs. This is in addition to the more than 700,000 p(...)

Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul  outside Dublin’s High Court last week after winning her court case over misreadings of her cervical smear tests. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Quest Diagnostics, the US laboratory that was found to have negligently read Ruth Morrissey’s CervicalCheck smear test, is planning to appeal last wee(...)

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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