The cancer screening controversy has parallels with a crisis that rocked the British NHS 17 years ago – but it is being handled very differently
In 2001, Britain’s health service was rocked by a crisis in its screening programme for cervical cancer. It came under intense public, media and political scrutiny.
That episode had many parallels with the omnishambles that is now engulfing the cervical screening programme in Ireland, but the way it was handled was very different.
Leicester Royal Infirmary, a large hospital in England, carried out an audit, and reviewed the smear history, of 403 women who...
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