Ex boss of Cervical Check to break her five-month silence

The former CervicalCheck boss forced out at the height of the scandal is set to break her five-month silence next week.

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Harris faces calls for further inquiry into the CervicalCheck scandal

Minister for Health Simon Harris faced calls in the Dail today for a further inquiry into the Cervicalcheck scandal.

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Ruth Morrissey's cervical-smear test case adjourned to next year

Limerick woman Ruth Morrissey, who is terminally ill with cancer, has had her case over alleged misreading of her cervical smear tests adjourned to next year at the High Court.

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Former HSE director general Tony O’Brien: Cancer committees achieved zero value

Former HSE director general Tony O’Brien has lashed out at two Oireachtas committees examining the cervical cancer tests scandal, claiming they achieved zero value and based their investigations on “howls of indignation”.

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Readers' Blog: Confidential clause that protects the doctors

Alison O’Connor (Irish Examiner, September 14) may well be right about how Dr Gabriel Scally’s CervicalCheck report is a classic of its kind, and thank goodness there was no tribunal instead.

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Why saying sorry doesn’t have to be the hardest thing

The Scally Report into the CervicalCheck scandal has again highlighted the need for genuine apologies in cases of medical error, argues Mary-Elizabeth Tumelty.

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Cervical cancer report shows some consultants live up to old caricatures

You’re too young to have seen the movie. Of course you are. 

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Scally report fallout: Sanction doctors over screening, says Irish Patients’ Association

Individual doctors must face sanctions over the shocking way they treated women impacted by the CervicalCheck scandal, the Irish Patients’ Association has said.

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Put paternalism to bed in our health service

Female health scandals are almost two a penny. Health Correspondent Catherine Shanahan says it is high time for a health service chief keen to hear what women want

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Plain-speaking Dr Scally is just the man for our ailing health system

Dr Scally has produced a report that sets a standard. It is most unIrish in that it does not obfuscate, writes Alison O’Connor

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Taoiseach: Doctors should apologise 'in person' to CervicalCheck scandal victims for withholding information

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said doctors who withheld information from women affected by the cervical cancer controversy should apologise in person.

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Institutional misogyny: Dr Scally says culture of paternalism left 221 women in dark on smears

A stark culture of misogyny and paternalism left 221 women in the dark on their smear test audits, Dr Gabriel Scally has found.

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Trio want all recommendations in Scally review implemented

Vicky Phelan, Stephen Teap, and Lorraine Walsh have urged the complete implementation of all 50 recommendations contained in the Scally review, which they say raises more questions about how their own cases were handled.

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Why does it always happen to women?

The great fear is that the women who have been so dramatically and so appallingly failed by this State will be failed again, writes Daniel McConnell

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‘Commission of inquiry will not improve system’

A commission of investigation into the CervicalCheck scandal may be more trouble than it’s worth but it leaves the Government with a dilemma, writes Michael Clifford

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Offers of compensation and efforts to apportion blame not the answer

I wish Harris and Varadkar would face the forest on fire behind them, a dysfunctional, two-tier health service, writes Victoria White

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Taoiseach considering 'leak inquiry' to find official who leaked Scally report

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is considering setting up a "leak inquiry" to uncover which high-level official told media the Scally report has advised against a commission of investigation into the cervical cancer tests scandal before victims were informed.

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Scally Report: Victims and families concerned about 'God complex' displayed by some consultants

Latest: The HSE has welcomed Dr Scally's report of the Scoping Inquiry, saying the "impact of this failure has been profound".

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Scally Report: Irish Cancer Society calls for 'mandatory open disclosure' in the health service

Fianna Fáil have said they will be guided by women and families on whether there should be a larger investigation into the cervical cancer controversy.

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Here are the 50 recommendations of the Scally Report into the CervicalCheck scandal

The Scally Report into the CervicalCheck scandal was published today.

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The system was 'doomed to fail': Here's a summary of what Dr Scally had to say

The Scally Report on the inquiry into the CervicalCheck screening programme has been published today.

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Emma Mhic Mhathúna 'not expecting anything good' to come of Scally Report

Latest: A report into the Cervical Check controversy is to be published this afternoon and is expected to find "serious system flaws" in the screening programme.

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Simon Harris to press for inquiry in spite of Scally report view

Health Minister Simon Harris is to defy the view of the Scally Report and will press ahead with a Commission of Investigation into the CervicalCheck Inquiry.

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Cancer victims heartbroken at leaking of report

Women and families affected by the CervicalCheck scandal have said they are heartbroken that that sections of the Scally review had been leaked to the media.

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Victims of CervicalCheck scandal kept in the dark — again

If avoiding a commission of investigation was the motivation behind leaking part of the Scally Inquiry, it is now likely to achieve the exact opposite.

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Stephen Teap 'satisfied' with report after meeting with Dr Gabriel Scally

Stephen Teap has given an initial welcome to the Scally report, saying he is satisfied with it.

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Emma Mhic Mhathúna 'couldn’t care less' about leaked Scally report

Emma Mhic Mhathúna, who helped expose the cervical smear test scandal, has said she “couldn’t care less” about the leaked Scally report as she knew it would not hold those responsible to account.

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Latest: Micheál Martin condemns 'cynical and cruel' leaking of Scally Report

Latest: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar described the leak of the CervicalCheck review as "disgusting".

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Micheál Martin: Government may have 'leaked' CervicalCheck recommendations

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin has claimed the Government may have leaked recommendations not to hold a commission of investigation into the cervical cancer test scandal because they do not want any more questions on what happened.

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Official review into CervicalCheck scandal not recommending commission of investigation

A commission of investigation into the cervical cancer smear test controversy which affected more than 200 women does not need to be established, an official review is expected to conclude.

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Scally report: Changes ordered at cancer services

Cancer services will be ordered to make short- and long-term changes to their use of laboratories and to review the work of other screening services as part of the Scally report into the cervical cancer tests scandal.

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Calls for families affected by CervicalCheck scandal to see Scally report before it is published

There are calls for the Government to assure women and families affected by the CervicalCheck scandal that they will see the Scally report before it is published.

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CervicalCheck report to be published

The CervicalCheck inquiry report, to be released this week, will recommend how to improve screening services and also examine laboratories used by health chiefs.

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