Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Questions (394, 395, 438)

Bríd Smith

Question:

394. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Health the laboratories in which the 159 slides reviewed by a college (details supplied) came from and which were classified as discordant cases in which the expert panel considered there was an adverse effect on the outcome of the woman; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51505/19]

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Bríd Smith

Question:

395. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Health the laboratories from which the slides came from and which were found by the review by a college (details supplied) to contain discordant results; and the slides which were found to have low grade abnormal cells 14.3% and high grade abnormal cells 30%. [51506/19]

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Bríd Smith

Question:

438. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Health if he will release the information sought since June 2018 regarding a breakdown by laboratory contracted under CervicalCheck of the false negatives identified by a review (details supplied) and the scale of discordance identified between the original CervicalCheck result and the review; and if same will be presented across the laboratories in this regard. [51728/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 394, 395 and 438 together.

On Tuesday 3 December, the Aggregate Report of the Independent Clinical Expert Panel Review, led by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in the UK, was published on the website of my Department following the Government meeting.

The first key objective of this Review was to provide women, or their next of kin, with independent clinical assurance about the timing of their diagnosis and treatment. The Expert Panel also produced an aggregate report of their findings, including recommendations with the aim of improving care for women.

The detail sought by the Deputy did not form part of the Expert Panel's terms of reference, and has not been included in their report.