Patients who get cancer after screening to be given history of process

Under amended legislation, patients with cancer who request a review will be granted access to their full screening history

Vicky Phelan, the cervical cancer campaigner who died last week at the age of 48. Picture: Getty

Patients who develop cancer after undergoing screening will be granted full disclosure of their screening history if they request a review under amendments to the Patient Safety Bill being brought forward by Stephen Donnelly, the health minister.

The news comes following the death last week of Vicky Phelan, the CervicalCheck campaigner, and as the final instalment of the Scally report into the CervicalCheck controversy is due to be published this week.

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