Learning from Laura Brennan, who spoke softly but firmly

In the rush to act following the CervicalCheck revelations, several costly errors were made. We would do better to act more slowly, do what actually needs to be done, and do it right

7th April, 2019

Many tributes have been paid to Laura Brennan (no relation) over the last number of weeks; she was a truly remarkable woman whose contribution to women’s health in Ireland should never be forgotten. As I sat at her funeral in Ennis and heard a priest advocate that we vaccinate all our children to prevent HPV-related cancers, I realised how immense Laura’s impact had been on Irish society as a whole. Although she had many great...

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