Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Independent Expert Panel Review into Cervical Screening: Discussion

Dr. Lorraine Doherty:

It is less than 80 per day. We have a list of all of the cytoscreeners involved in the programme. We know exactly what days they were working and we know who is dedicated to Irish work. For example, when we visited the laboratories, we noted that they have established dedicated teams who only screen Irish work and have specific requirements to meet in terms of that work. In the Quest laboratories, there is now great attention to the quality of service it is delivering for the Irish programme.