Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

RCSI statement on the Scally report

14 September 2018

RCSI notes the publication of the Scally report into the CervicalCheck screening programme and acknowledges the consequences for the many women and families involved.

RCSI is committed to promoting the professional standards to address the communication and organisational deficits outlined in the report and in particular promote open disclosure policies within our student, trainees and consultant body.

RCSI believes that screening plays an important role in the early diagnosis of many conditions including bowel cancer and breast cancer and encourage those invited for screening to participate. In addition we strongly value the importance of national clinical audit and quality assurance processes and commit to engagement with all public and healthcare representatives to form more inclusive partnerships in delivering quality healthcare.