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Foreword from report by Dr Gabriel Scally:

Dear Minister,

This major crisis emerged into the public domain because of a failed attempt to disclose the results of a retrospective audit to a large group of women who had, unfortunately, developed cervical cancer. In particular, it emerged because of the extraordinary determination of Vicky Phelan not be silenced. But there are many indications that this was a system that was doomed to fail at some point. Screening services are sometimes finely balanced in terms …

The full report(s) are available on the Scally review website here: