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The number of women hit by the CervicalCheck crisis is expected to rise upon completion of an ongoing review by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). “That will be, I think, the outcome of the RCOG review, undoubtedly,” said Gabriel Scally yesterday. He was responding to members of the Oireachtas Health Committee, where it became clear that there is still a considerable amount of confusion around who exactly the HSE included in an audit that identified 221 women as having had smears incorrectly read. Cervical Check campaigner Emma Mhic Mathúna, whose funeral took place yesterday. The errors potentially affected the timing and type of intervention from which they could have benefited. Full story

11 October