Friday January 24, 2020

Review fails to bring closure to debacle of CervicalCheck

Patient advocates are unhappy with the latest report on the national cervical screening programme and want further reviews, but some medical experts say resources would be better used elsewhere

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

8th December, 2019
Minister for Health Simon Harris commissioned the review in response to issues concerning CervicalCheck

Having waited for up to 18 months, more than 1,000 women who were diagnosed with cervical cancer finally got the results of an independent review into their cervical screening history.

The independent expert panel from Britain’s Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) also produced an aggregated report based on the data. Its verdict? An endorsement of the standard of screening under CervicalCheck.

The panel concluded the following:

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