Gabriel Scally

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The  president of the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO), Dr Peadar Gilligan, pictured at a conference on access to healthcare  in Croke Park on Saturday. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/ SON Photographic.

Doctors did not deal with women at the centre of the CervicalCheck controversy as tactfully or diplomatically as they could have, the president of the(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally (centre) with Stephen Teap, whose wife died before she was told her smear test had been wrongly interpreted, and Lorraine Walsh, who received an incorrect smear test. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

After the launch on Wednesday of the Scally report and the round of media interviews that followed, Gabriel Scally had dinner in Dublin with Vicky Phe(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has denied that he and the Government performed a U-turn on whether to introduce mandatory open disclosure in the health service. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has denied that he and the Government performed a U-turn on whether to introduce mandatory open disclosure in the health servic(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally:  said he only learned of CPL’s outsourcing of Irish smears in recent weeks and that he will compile a supplementary report for Minister for Health Simon Harris once he has investigated this further. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A significant part of the examination of Irish CervicalCheck smear tests by a US company were carried out at a lab where staff were mainly involved in(...)

Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists chairman Dr Peter Boylan: “That sort of behaviour brings the medical profession into disrepute and it damages the trust between patents and doctors: one of the pillars on which the relationship is built.” File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Doctors who made misogynistic remarks to women or families in the CervicalCheck non-disclosure controversy should apologise, Institute of Obstetrician(...)

The Irish Times would like to hear from readers about their experience of the Irish health service. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

An investigation into Ireland’s cervical cancer screening programme has concluded there was “a whole-system failure”, meaning women who had been diagn(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally told reporters  affected women ‘would really like someone to say sorry and someone who means it, to say sorry’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Doctors who failed to tell women with cervical cancer about incorrect smear tests need to sit down and say sorry to them directly in meetings, the pub(...)

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