Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Ceisteanna (167)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

167. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health the action the Chief Medical Officer took when his attention was drawn to memos (details supplied); if advice and or direction was issued regarding the contents of the documents; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21714/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

This question relates to matters which are now the subject of a Scoping Inquiry. I announced the terms of reference of this Inquiry following agreement by Government on 08 May 2018. The Inquiry, led by Dr Gabriel Scally, will examine the facts, including details of the non-disclosure to patients relating to CervicalCheck clinical audits and the management and level of knowledge of various parties including, the HSE and the Department of Health. Dr Scally will report to the Minister by the end of next month setting out his findings. The terms of reference for the Scoping Inquiry are published on my Department's website.