Thursday, 12 December 2019

Ceisteanna (201)

Stephen Donnelly


201. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the progress made to date in the implementation of the recommendations of the Scally report in tabular form. [52270/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Following publication of the Final Report of the Scoping Inquiry into the CervicalCheck Screening Programme in September 2018, a comprehensive Implementation Plan was developed to support implementation of all recommendations made by the Scoping Inquiry. The Implementation Plan was approved by Government and published on the website of my Department. The Plan was later revised to take account of the two additional recommendations made by Dr Scally’s team in the Supplementary Report of the Scoping Inquiry, in June 2019.

On 10 July, Dr Scally wrote to me and confirmed that the work of the Scoping Inquiry has concluded.

I remain committed to publishing progress reports, on a quarterly basis, to provide details of the work underway across the health system to implement all 58 recommendations arising from the three reports of the Scoping Inquiry. These progress reports are available on my Department’s website at the following link:

As of the end of Quarter 3 2019, there are 170 actions arising from the 58 recommendations. There has been significant progress by all parties to date, and the number of completed actions as of end Q3 was 112 out of 170. A further 27 actions are in progress, 19 are overdue to finish and 5 are overdue to start, and 7 are not yet due to start. Further detail on the work underway in relation to individual actions is provided in tabular and narrative form in the detailed reports published at the link above.