Dr Gabriel Scally during the launch of his report into the CervicalCheck screening programme, in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Trust in doctors will be damaged “for years” over the failure to inform women about issues with their smear test results, a woman affected by the Cerv(...)

Stephen and Irene Teap with their two children Noah (3) and Oscar (5). Irene died last year, having received incorrect cervical cancer screening results. Photograph courtesy of Stephen Teap

Page 20, chapter four, paragraph ten: one stark, matter-of-fact observation. A brisk sentence easily lost among the competing pages of extraordinary q(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally during the launch of the Scally report into the CervicalCheck screening programme on  Wednesday.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

CervicalCheck and the HSE were unaware that a contracted US lab outsourced Irish smear tests for testing to other US labs in Texas, Florida, Nevada an(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally’s conclusions are stark: there were many indications that the system in place “was doomed to fail at some point”. He found a demonstrable deficit of clear governance and reporting lines between CervicalCheck, the National Screening Service and the higher management structures of the HSE.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The publication of the inquiry into the CervicalCheck controversy is the first opportunity for women directly affected to read an objective assessment(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally in Buswell’s Hotel, Dublin, at the publication of his final report of the scoping inquiry into the CervicalCheck Screening Programme. Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

The Scally report recounts in vivid detail how women were treated appallingly, once again, by the health service, but it largely defuses a political n(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally during a media briefing at Buswells Hotel, Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The disclosure of the findings of clinical audits into the cases of women who developed cervical cancer was handled badly – sometimes very badly – and(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he hopes ‘all of the pain’ experienced in the CervicalCheck controversy  leads to a new culture in the health service. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

A new culture in the health service and improvements to screening programmes, as well as the extension of HPV vaccines, should be seen as “good things(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris speaks to the media after today’s Cabinet meeting that discussed the Scally report. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said the Scally report showed there were “huge failings” that needed to be addressed in the cervical cancer scree(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally yesterday briefed Minister for Health Simon Harris ahead of the publication of his 200-page report on Wednesday. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The current cervical cancer controversy came about as a result of a whole system failure, the independent Scally review has found. In a note to (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said it was regrettable some of findings from the Scally report had emerged before families were briefed.

Minister for Health Simon Harris said he will consider the view of the public health expert asked to investigate the CervicalCheck controversy that a (...)

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