Acknowledging HSE CEO Paul Reid’s comments on radio

We want to acknowledge comments made last Friday (23rd September) in a radio interview by the CEO of the HSE Paul Reid where he apologised for recently reported comments about 221+ members by HSE staff which he described as ‘hurtful’ and ‘damaging’. He also acknowledged that Dr Gabriel Scally had identified “a lot of failures” …

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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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Statement from 221+ re out of date samples.

Dear Members Please see below our statement on the recent NSS reports on out of date samples. Below this, please see links to the statement from the NSS and an FAQ sheet. If you have any further questions, please contact Winnie or Liz at info@221plus.ie  Statement from 221+ re ‘out of date’ samples. We note …

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PRESS RELEASE FROM THE FAMILY OF THE LATE LAURA BRENNAN

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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Press Release : 221+ re Minister’ announcement of CervicalCheck Tribunal 21 Oct 2020

221+ deeply disappointed and frustrated at Donnelly response re CervicalCheck Tribunal “We seek further engagement for change on Tribunal as previously requested or will recommend members not engage” – last minute letter fails to address issues raised in September meeting – proposed process and timings of Tribunal raise barriers rather than offer relief Seven weeks …

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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), maternity cover contract (circa 7 months) Location: Remote working and Dublin 4 Salary: Available on Request Closing Date: 12pm on Tuesday, 15th September 2020 Full Description Background information: Following Vicky Phelan’s court case, the significant revelations related to the CervicalCheck …

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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+ welcomes confirmation of Independent Chair of CervicalCheck Steering Committee

The 221+ Patient Support Group strongly welcomes confirmation by Minister Stephen Donnelly T.D. that the work of the CervicalCheck Steering Committee is to continue under an independent chair. The resumption of the work of the Committee was a key request of this group going into the election. It brings necessary oversight to delivering on the …

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