Are Patients Being Informed?

It is noted the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologist’s review into Cervical Check is due to be presented to Government on the morning of the 3rd December 2019.

It is understood that the Review examined more than 1,000 smear test results in the wake of the Cervical Check scandal.

That Review has been carried out by the United Kingdom Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists.

It is understood that the Review is intended to ascertain as to whether there were any failures to prevent cancer or to intervene at an earlier stage.

Although certain women have been contacted to tell them whether or not there was a failure to identify abnormal cells, and if this meant cancer could have been diagnosed at an earlier stage, it is urged as a priority that all women who are subject to this Review ought to be contacted prior to publication of the Report concerned.

The Report content is awaited and accordingly, its findings ought to be respected by Government and other relevant interested parties as a reference publication for the purposes of ascertaining what events occurred.

Yet, this Report does not replace on an individual basis an assessment of each woman’s own circumstances to determine whether negligence so occurred.  It would be wrong for any woman who receives a Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists letter to rely upon that letter as the basis upon which a determination ought to be made as to whether a negligence claim can be advanced.

If you are affected by the Cervical Check controversy, please phone us on 01-8744 422 and a Client Care Executive will be available to help you.
Our Client Care Executives are non-Lawyers with a considerable track record of assisting people.  They will organise an appointment with an experienced Solicitor.

Dated this 2nd day of December 2019