221+ calls for independent individual reviews in light of concerns over RCOG Review process

On Tuesday’s Prime Time Lorraine Walsh raised a number of serious concerns regarding the RCOG independent review of women’s smear histories, which led her to resign from the CervicalCheck Steering Committee a number of weeks ago. In light of these concerns 221+ is calling for independent individual reviews to be made available to all of …

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RCOG Review Aggregate Report Published – Official Statement from 221+

Statement from 221+ Patient Support Group re RCOG review aggregate report The release today of the aggregate report on the work of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) comes with varying emotions for the members of the 221+ patient support group. It is a relief firstly that there is now an outcome to …

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Material from November Members’ Meetings

Below are copies of the presentations, documents, and handouts from the Members’ Meetings on November the 17th and 24th in Dublin. Private Members’ Meeting 17/11/19 Member Updates Power Point November 2019 Member Updates PDF Document November 2019 What Should My Dinner Plate Look Like-Nutrition for Cancer Survivors Handout New Members’ Welcome Meeting 24/11/2019 New Members …

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Join Our Team! We are recruiting a Membership Administration Assistant

We are looking for a Membership Administration Assistant to join our team Type: 3 days per week (21 hours), 1-year fixed term contract initially Location: Dublin 4 Salary: Available on Request Closing Date: 5pm on Sunday, 1st December 2019 Membership Administration Assistant Full Description Background information: Following Vicky Phelan’s court case, the significant revelations related …

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October 2019

Taoiseach’s Apology It has been an important week for the 221+ Group, as a long standing goal of many of you that the State deliver a full acknowledgement and apology to the women and families affected by CervicalCheck failures has been realised. While the actions which follow on from the apology will always be more …

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221+ Response to State Apology to the Women and Families affected by the CervicalCheck Debacle, October 22, 2019.

The State’s acknowledgement and apology through An Taoiseach to the women and families adversely impacted by the abject failures of CervicalCheck is a watershed moment. It is an acknowledgement from the core of Government that our healthcare system was not patient centred. It is a first step in the process of rebuilding confidence in the …

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September 2019

RCOG Independent Review The RCOG disclosure process has begun. A letter and information pack have been issued to all participants and a helpline (1800 832191) has been set-up to facilitate the process of providing individual reports. Anyone who desires a face-to-face meeting with a consultant will be offered one, and we are told our members …

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221+ Patient Support Group to assist women receiving RCOG review results

 We are pleased to note that the long-awaited outcomes of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) review of the smear tests of over 1,000 women are soon to be communicated to those women. A package of advance information will be arriving with the women involved this week which outlines a number of options …

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August 2019

RCOG Independent Review The RCOG review is nearing completion. A pre-letter and information pack will issue to all participants sometime next month. This letter will inform participants that review results will start to issue over the coming weeks and give participants the option of how they’d like to receive this information. All individuals who desire …

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Statement from 221+ re: Meeting with An Taoiseach and the Minister for Health

Our patient representatives – Lorraine Walsh and Stephen Teap – met privately this morning with An Taoiseach and the Minister for Health to discuss all aspects of the role of the State in the CervicalCheck debacle and in particular the basis for a formal apology to the women and families impacted. A full apology is …

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