Those impacted have demanded individual independent reviews of their smear screening, cytological and clinical history after the publication of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) review.
Cervical cancer campaigner Stephen Teap has said he is not happy with the “lack of compassion” shown by the Minister for Health for the women who were given incorrect test results highlighted in the independent review of the CervicalCheck programme undertaken by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).
After a year of “moving the goalposts” on the publication of the CervicalCheck review, it is "unacceptable” parts of the report were leaked to the media before the women involved had their results, Labour has claimed.
The Cervical Check “crisis” has its roots in an “internationally unprecedented” decision by the HSE in 2008 to outsource 90% of liquid-based cytology testing to two foreign multinational giants, the Supreme Court has been told.
A 39-year-old woman whose cervical smear test was incorrectly reported as negative, before she was later diagnosed with cancer and had to have a hysterectomy, has sued in the High Court.
Simon Harris had promised that a new policy to remunerate and support patient advocates who give up their time to sit on boards and steering committees would be published by the end of this month at the very latest.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said women caught up in the cervical check cancer scandal suffered a "litany of failures" as he apologised for the lives that were "shattered" in the Dáil earlier today.