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The CervicalCheck reality check

The CervicalCheck reality check

Dr Gabriel Scally’s report on the CervicalCheck mess is comprehensive and patient-focused, with lessons of great importance for our doctors and politicians

‘Hundreds of Irish women are alive specifically because they underwent cervical screening’

‘Hundreds of Irish women are alive specifically because they underwent cervical screening’

Widely articulated concerns that patients here were dying because of a shoddy, cut-price screening service are not supported by the Scally report

Key stakeholders not consulted in design of cervical cancer audit

Key stakeholders not consulted in design of cervical cancer audit

Doctors, patients and their advocates need to join forces to come up with the best screening audit for future generations

Profile Dr Gabriel Scally: A clinical eye

Profile Dr Gabriel Scally: A clinical eye

Harris plans to roll out more free GP care

Harris plans to roll out more free GP care

Nursing home time bomb awaits an ageing population

Nursing home time bomb awaits an ageing population

A new report shows that Ireland requires many new beds to deal with a looming crisis

Mahony briefs staff on why NMH took minister to court

Mahony briefs staff on why NMH took minister to court

CervicalCheck scheme in doubt as US labs threaten to quit Ireland

CervicalCheck scheme in doubt as US labs threaten to quit Ireland

Deceased consultants’ families to get share of €200m pay settlement

Deceased consultants’ families to get share of €200m pay settlement

Some 700 consultants had taken legal action against the government over the failure to pay the increases agreed in their new contracts in 2008, but it was settled out of court earlier this year

What you should know about the superbug CPE

What you should know about the superbug CPE

CPE has developed resistance to Carbapenems, a group of ‘last resort’ antibiotics that are used in serious infections when other drugs will not work

Pandemrix victims left out in the cold

Pandemrix victims left out in the cold

Vaccinations save millions of lives each year, but failure to compensate in those rare cases when they harm recipients creates a dangerous breach of public confidence

Hospitals tell 5,000 patients they were exposed to superbug

Hospitals tell 5,000 patients they were exposed to superbug

An estimated 5,000 former patients will receive letters telling them that they were identified as ‘contacts’ of patients who were colonised by an antibiotic-resistant superbug called CPE

Medical group calls for dedicated negligence courts

Medical group calls for dedicated negligence courts

GPs advised to limit early abortions to nine weeks

GPs advised to limit early abortions to nine weeks

Irish College of General Practitioners issues guidelines

CervicalCheck patients to be given reports of their care

CervicalCheck patients to be given reports of their care

Review will examine screening histories of 1,850 women who developed cancer