Supporting individuals directly affected by failures in the CervicalCheck Screening Programme
Acting as an inclusive voice for all impacted by the crisis
Working for an effective, high-quality cervical screening programme for all women in Ireland

The 221+ Patient Support Group is currently only set-up to support women and families identified by the HSE.  If you have any questions about your eligibility to join the group, please review the FAQ’s on this site and contact if more guidance is required.

If you are eligible to join the group, please first submit the Enrolment Consent Form provided by your Liaison Officer. After this is received, you will be able to request access to the private member portal on this site.  Please contact if you need assistance.

Latest News & Reports

Statement from 221+ on the NSS Media Guide

Response from 221+ on the publication by the National Screening Service of ‘A guide to talking about cervical screening’   We find it hard to believe that we are still discussing this today, almost four and a half years after Vicky Phelan first brought her case to public attention. Sadly, we are not surprised. The

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221+ brief Members of the Oireachtas at Leinster House

On 13th July 221+ gave a briefing to Members of the Oireachtas at the Dáil. The purpose was to launch the 221+ Strategic Plan and discuss current and future action in women’s healthcare. The briefing was well attended (list of names to come). Overall, the message was that the government needs to restore public trust

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March 20th will mark the 2 year anniversary of the death of Laura Brennan, the HPV advocate campaigner, who passed away from cervical cancer aged just 26. Laura’s relentless campaigning to raise awareness of cervical cancer, and to convince parents of the necessity of vaccinating their teenagers against the HPV virus, will leave a legacy

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Minister commits to additional funding for 221+ Group

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD met with representatives of the 221+ Group – the CervicalCheck patients support group, the Marie Keating Foundation and the Irish Cancer Society yesterday. At the meeting, the Minister committed to providing additional funding for the 221+ Group beyond the current agreement. The Minister for Health said; “I am

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221+ Private Member Portal

Up-To-Date Information

Important information is communicated in a secure and confidential manner. Member updates regarding key issues, developments within the Government, and private events are routinely posted.

Expert Advice

An ‘Ask the Specialist’ service enables members to ask questions and receive a quick and confidential response from an oncology specialist. The site also hosts periodic webinars focused on issues of interest to cancer survivors.

Peer Support

The online Forum provides members an opportunity to interact with each other on topics of interest. Event booking for member events is also offered conveniently through the site.