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Coronavirus: Stay at home

Health information and advice to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Cervical screening appointments to resume from Monday 24 May 2021.

(21 May 2021)

Dear Colleague,

We can confirm that cervical screening appointments can resume from Monday 24 May 2021. Thank you for your help in deferring appointments this week. The HSE cyber-attack has affected connectivity in all areas of the health service. This means there are some short-term changes in how you will receive results:

How you will receive results if your patient requires follow-up treatment at colposcopy:

Samples sent to Quest Diagnostics:

  • You will receive your patient’s results by post from Quest Diagnostics (please allow time for delivery)
  • You will receive the colposcopy referral form electronically from CervicalCheck for fill in and return by post to the designated colposcopy unit
  • Your patient will receive their result letter by post from CervicalCheck.

 

Samples sent to the Coombe Women and Infants Hospital:

  • You will receive your patient’s results by post from the Coombe (please allow time for delivery)
  • You will receive the colposcopy referral form electronically from CervicalCheck for fill in and return to the designated colposcopy unit
  • You should inform your patient of their result. Your patient will not receive their result letter in the short term.

If your patient is returned to routine recall:

  • Neither you nor your patient will receive their result letter in the short term.
  • Once we are fully operational we will revert to normal result letter processes.

Will my patient’s follow-up appointment go ahead?

Patients who have follow-up hospital appointments, including colposcopy, can check the HSE hospital services disruptions page here to see if appointments are going ahead as planned at their hospital. This page is updated regularly.

 

Is there a delay in follow-up appointments and results?

All colposcopy clinics are currently operating but with reduced capacity.

 

We will reissue this notice as soon as this information changes.

Is cuid den tSeirbhís Náisiúnta Scagthástála é CervicalCheck
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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.