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HSE Cyber Attack - Cervical Screening Update 01.06.21

Please find below an important update on the HSE cyber-attack and cervical screening

Cervical screening appointments to resume from Monday 24 May 2021.

There are important changes to how you will receive patient results.

Notice: please defer all cervical screening appointments 18-21 May inclusive

The cyber attack on our IT systems has caused disruption to our services. To give us some time to check the safety of our processes, we are asking that you defer all screening appointments booked for this week (18-21 May).

Order your screening service resources from healthpromotion.ie

You can now order your screening service resources on healthpromotion.ie There are two ways to order resources from the health promotion website, depending on whether you are a member of the public or a healthcare professional.

Management of women with intermenstrual bleeding, postcoital bleeding or a "suspicious cervix"

CervicalCheck and the National Women and Infants Health Programme (NWIHP) are working together to maximise capacity in colposcopy and gynaecology services to ensure that women are seen at the right place, by the right person, at the right time.

Changes to the eligibility framework

Following the introduction of HPV cervical screening in March 2020, and in line with best practice guidelines, the CervicalCheck Clinical Advisory Group and Senior Management Team has approved changes to Programme eligibility and recall intervals for certain screening categories

CervicalCheck wants to hear from the LGBT+ community

CervicalCheck would like your help in research we are conducting into the LGBT+ community’s experiences with cervical screening. The aim of our study is to examine the knowledge, attitudes, participation and interaction of lesbian and bisexual women, trans men, intersex and non-binary people with a cervix, with cervical screening in Ireland.

Cervical Screening from Public Health to Clinical Outcomes

Webinars 17th and 24th Feb 2021; 12.30 to 13.30pm

Clinical referrals to Colposcopy

National Women and Infant Health Programme and the Cervical Check programme Joint Statement on the Management of women with intermenstrual bleeding, postcoital bleeding or a “suspicious cervix”

Final reminder letter

In 2021, programme participants on ordinary recall will receive one invitation letter and one final reminder letter. This will be clearly indicated on their final reminder letter displayed below. Participants continue to be eligible to book without a letter, if they are due. Thank you for keeping in touch with your patients who are due their screening test and reminding them to book for screening

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Is cuid den Rannóg Sláinte agus Folláine i bhFeidhmeannacht na Seirbhíse Sláinte í an tSeirbhís Náisiúnta Scagthástála. Cuimsíonn sí BreastCheck – An Clár Náisiúnta Scagthástála Cíoch, CervicalCheck – An Clár Náisiúnta Scagthástála Ceirbheacs, BowelScreen – An Clár Náisiúnta Scagthástála Putóige agus Diabetic RetinaScreen – An Clár Náisiúnta Scagthástála Reitiní do Dhiaibéitigh.

The National Screening Service is part of the Health and Wellbeing Division of the Health Service Executive. It encompasses BreastCheck – The National Breast Screening Programme, CervicalCheck – The National Cervical Screening Programme, BowelScreen – The National Bowel Screening Programme and Diabetic RetinaScreen – The National Diabetic Retinal Screening Programme.