State offers to cover some negligence bills for cervical labs

Latest move is intended to stop private laboratories from quitting the cervical screening programme

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
30th September, 2018

The state has offered to cover some medical negligence bills that may arise in an effort to stop private laboratories from quitting the cervical screening programme.

The existing contract with CervicalCheck expires in two weeks time, but allows for an extension.

Under the existing contract, the labs agreed to accept liability for any medical negligence costs incurred.

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