Cervical Screening To Resume In Mid-July

HSE - Cervical Check

Cervical check screening is to resume in the middle of July. The HSE has provided an update as to when health services can be restored.

The HSE has confirmed women identified as a priority for CervicalCheck screening will start receiving letters for an appointment from July 6th.

The executive expects the backlog, built up since the programme was halted in March due to the Covid 19 pandemic, to be cleared by October.

BreastCheck and bowel screening won’t be back up and running until September.

The HSE’s chief clinical officer Dr. Colm Henry says there’ll be a priority list;

“The invitations will begin to go out the week beginning July the 6th for attendance the following week

“The priority list includes people who were on a recall list for one years surveillance, those who previously had a test and invited them back at an earlier interval than if they had a completely negative test

“It also includes people who are new to the programme”, he said.