HSE refuses to disclose smear test quality data

HSE refuses to disclose smear test quality data

This newspaper has - for the past two weeks - asked the HSE whether it insisted that the labs it contracted to examine cervical cytology slides spent a minimum amount of time on the initial interpretation of each slide

The HSE has refused to say whether it ensured outsourced cervical screening tests had to be examined for a minimum amount of time.

The HSE has been criticised for the decision to outsource much of the national cervical screening programme to private operators - some of whom are based in the US.

This newspaper has - for the past two weeks - asked the HSE whether it insisted that the labs it contracted to examine...

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