Gabriel Scally

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Dr Gabriel Scally had earlier criticised the HSE for a continuing delay in providing documentation to his investigation.  File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The chair of the scoping inquiry into the CervicalCheck controversy has said his inquiry now appears to have access to documentation provided by the H(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: said it is “not acceptable” Dr  Gabriel Scally is facing resistance from State bodies. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The chair of the scoping inquiry into the CervicalCheck controversy has criticised the Health Service Executive for a continuing delay in providing do(...)

HSE director general John Connaghan before the Public Accounts Committee. Screengrab: Oireachtas.ie

The number of legal cases initiated against the National Screening Service by women claiming their cervical cancer was misdiagnosed has increased to 3(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris will bring the Heads of the Patient Safety Bill to Cabinet.  File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Nine new legal cases have been initiated against the National Screening Service by women claiming their cervical cancer was misdiagnosed. The State C(...)

The UK’s Crown Prosecution Service has ordered a review of all outstanding rape and sexual assault cases to check if disclosure rules were followed

The Irish justice system faces a “time-bomb” that could lead to the collapse of major trials unless the system for disclosure in criminal cases is ref(...)

The practice of sending smear tests to the US has been criticised in recent weeks as the CervicalCheck controversy came to light. Photograph: Getty Images.

A US-based laboratory has been paid more than €6.5 million over the past two years to analyse smear tests for CervicalCheck, the State’s cervical canc(...)

The Health Service Executive  has dealt with more than 25,000 calls since the CervicalCheck crisis began. File photograph: Getty Images

A US laboratory contracted to carry out cancer screening for the HSE’s CervicalCheck programme specifically indemnified the State against errors invol(...)

Emma MhicMhathuna has said the delay by the HSE in sending files to the scoping inquiry ‘shows how incompetent they are’. Photograph: Collins Courts

The number of women affected by the cervical screening scandal is likely to increase significantly. To date the HSE has identified 209 women for whom(...)

Vicky Phelan who settled a High Court action after her cancer was missed in a smear test three years before she was diagnosed. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Health Service Executive has continued to defend a policy of delaying the disclosure of information to patients claiming that consideration must b(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally, who is carrying  out a scoping enquiry into the CervicalCheck screening programme, said most records requested by him only landed on his desk at the end of last week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The whole CervicalCheck imbroglio has been dominated by failures and delays to disclose, whether it is information about erroneous smear tests or reco(...)

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