Health Minister publishes Implementation Plan for CervicalCheck recommendations

Health Minister publishes Implementation Plan for CervicalCheck recommendations
Dr Gabriel Scally.

The Health Minister Simon Harris has published the Implementation Plan for the recommendations of the Scally Report on the CervicalCheck Screening Programme.

Mr Harris said it marks a key step in the delivery of the changes recommended by Dr Scally.

It sets out 126 actions across areas including women's health, organisation and governance, laboratory services and procurement, open disclosure, cancer registration, other screening programmes and resolution.

It also deals with open disclosure, cancer registration, other screening programmes and resolution.

The development of the plan was overseen by the CervicalCheck Steering Committee, established by Minister Harris in June to provide oversight and assurance in relation to managing the response to the CervicalCheck issues.

As well as implementing the recommendations, the committee will also progress the implementation of the switch to HPV testing as the primary screening test, along with the extension of the HPV vaccination to boys.

More on this topic

Women to receive results of reviewed smears next weekWomen to receive results of reviewed smears next week

CervicalCheck women ‘unable to go public’ - Vicky PhelanCervicalCheck women ‘unable to go public’ - Vicky Phelan

Scally Review into CervicalCheck scandal cost over €1mScally Review into CervicalCheck scandal cost over €1m

'The women of Ireland deserve better, I deserve better': CervicalCheck patient advocate responds to criticism'The women of Ireland deserve better, I deserve better': CervicalCheck patient advocate responds to criticism


More in this Section

Man arrested in connection with Dublin drugs and gun find releasedMan arrested in connection with Dublin drugs and gun find released

Man reported stuck in mud ran off in his underpants as emergency services reached sceneMan reported stuck in mud ran off in his underpants as emergency services reached scene

Poll: Fianna Fáil sees surge in support following Taoiseach's election announcementPoll: Fianna Fáil sees surge in support following Taoiseach's election announcement

Hundreds of people attend People’s Vote rally in BelfastHundreds of people attend People’s Vote rally in Belfast


Lifestyle

The Regal Cinema in Youghal, Co Cork, first opened its doors in 1936. Director John Huston used it as a base to review footage while filming Moby Dick in the town.We Show Films: ‘I once found a full rotisserie chicken in the cinema’

The biennial festival in Cork produced another unique feast of fine music and good vibes.Sounds from a Safe Harbour brings fine music and good vibes to Cork

Here are five things to check out in the week ahead.5 things for the week ahead

You have crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a ship to Ireland. You are tired and hungry and desperate to deliver your expensive cargo to port.Islands of Ireland: Horse, trading, and Drishane

More From The Irish Examiner