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Simon Harris promises mandatory Cervical Check reporting

The measure will be contained in the Patient Safety Bill, which will make it mandatory to report serious incidents

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

29th April, 2018

Minister for Health Simon Harris has promised to bring in mandatory reporting of missed cancer checks following the case of a Limerick woman diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Vicky Phelan (43) was not informed about an incorrect smear test she underwent until September 2017, even though the Cervical Check programme knew about the problem almost four years earlier.

Harris told The Sunday Business Post that he had asked his officials to ensure that there would be mandatory reporting...

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