Government Considering Inquiry Into Cervical Screening Scandal


The Government is considering a statutory inquiry into the cervical screening scandal.

More than 2,000 women concerned about the results of their smear tests have called a special helpline set up to handle their queries.

The number which can be contacted on 1800 45 45 55 will open at 9am and close at 6pm this evening, Monday April 30th.


In the meantime, GPs are urging women to continue with their Cervical Checks.

Chairman of the National Association of General Practitioners, Dr Andrew Jordan, says they’re a life saver:

“We’ve really made great inroads into cancer care – we also must remember that cervical check has been a successful programe – it has identified we are carrying out 250,000 smears per annum, we have reduced the incidence of cervical cancer by 7%.”