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221+ CervicalCheck Group Calls For Independent Reviews

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

12:05 PM - 5 Dec 2019



Every woman who had their smear test reviewed by the UK's Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists should be granted an individual independent review of their smear screening, cytological and clinical history.

That's according to the 221+ support group after the review into 1,000 women's slides found that in around 30% of cases, it recorded a different result to the original finding.

The group says independent reviews would help to ensure concerns over past failures in CervicalCheck do not undermine future confidence in the screening programme.

It has also said that it fully supports Lorraine Walsh's decision to stand down from the CervicalCheck steering committee.

Walsh stepped down from the committee due to fears over the UK reviews accuracy - a decision which 221+ says was completely justified.

That sentiment has been echoed by fellow campaigner Vicky Phelan:



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