The president of the Irish Medical Organization has said that reading the Scally report in the CervicalCheck crisis was "unbelievably informative".

Dr. Peadar Gilligan, speaking at RTÉ this week, praised Dr. Scally and his team said that the report explains "many questions".

He said the report confirms the importance of the CervicalCheck service and the audit of the screening program.

He said that time must now be set aside to explain the detail of the "undesirable event" that has happened.

Failure of doctors to pass on information to patients was a key feature of the report, and when they revealed it, some doctors were accused of being insensitive, hurtful and even misogynistic.

In response, Dr. Gilligan: "The consultation made it very clear that after thinking about it, I would think that these doctors probably would not have spoken quite differently or presented it differently."

"However, I think it's very important in the context of disclosure that the resources are being set up, and I mean that time must be spent explaining the details of the adverse event."

Continue reading:
The scoping exam in the CervicalCheck screening program

The 50 recommendations of the Scally Review

The Scally Review was released on September 12 and found "major gaps" in the expertise and governance of CervicalCheck screening.

Dr. Scally, who presented his report, said the issues uncovered "are reminiscent of a failure of the entire system."

The scoping study in the CervicalCheck screening program was set up to investigate the non-disclosure of information to patients and the apparent widespread practice of non-disclosure, and who knew this was happening.

The controversy surfaced after Vicky Phelan of Annacotty, Co Limerick, along with her husband Jim Phelan, sued the Health Service Executive and Clinical Pathology Laboratories Inc. of Austin, Texas, for a smear test under National Cervical Screening Program CervicalCheck was performed and analyzed in the US laboratory.

She was diagnosed three years after cancer after her 2011 smear test results were erroneously reported as anomalies.

In 2014, when she was given another elimination test, she had cervical cancer.

Since then, it has been found that more than 200 women with cervical cancer should be treated earlier than they.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.