Tuesday January 28, 2020

CervicalCheck boss quits after less than a year

HSE plans to implement HPV screening test ‘during Q1 this year’

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
12th January, 2020
Minister for Health Simon Harris has come under significant pressure over delays in introducing the HPV screening test

The recently appointed head of CervicalCheck is leaving her post, less than a year after taking on the role.

Dr Lorraine Doherty was announced as professor Grainne Flannelly’s successor as clinical director of CervicalCheck last February. It is understood she is now moving to a different post in the health service.

Doherty’s departure from CervicalCheck comes after a tumultuous 15 months for the screening programme.

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