Thursday, 14 December 2017

Ceisteanna (368, 369)

Billy Kelleher

Ceist:

368. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the number of women that have had one or more CervicalCheck smear tests in a primary care setting to date in 2017. [53819/17]

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Billy Kelleher

Ceist:

369. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the percentage of eligible women with at least one satisfactory CervicalCheck screening in a five year period. [53820/17]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 368 and 369 together.

All women in Ireland between the ages of 25 and 60 can avail of free cervical screening tests through CervicalCheck - the national cervical screening programme. Women can choose to have their screening test carried out from over 4,500 practice nurses, GP and health clinics nationwide. 79.9% of eligible women have had at least one satisfactory smear test in a five year period up to 31st October 2017.