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. Peter McKenna:

I do not think it is illogical or incompatible to be able to express the deepest possible sympathy to the patients who have concerns about the report but at the same time to also be able to express very deep confidence in the report of the RCOG that has been submitted. In the future, the RCOG report will be regarded as a milestone. It will be referenced for many years to come. It is direct and very helpful. I hope it will be part of the epitaph of what has been a very cathartic situation for the screening service.