ADVICE WAS TO TELL TEST LIMITS
CERVICALCHECK was told last year women should be informed about the limitations of the screening process, it has emerged.
Dr Edward Aboud, of Letterkenny General Hospital, warned the service that more information was needed about the programme, which is 60%-75% accurate. He made his recommendation when the screening service had a discussion with doctors in September 2017, according to minutes shown to the Public Accounts Committee. Minutes show Dr Aboud suggested improving knowledge of the test’s limitations, ‘particularly that all cancers cannot be prevented even with the introduction of HPV primary screening and the HPV school vaccination programme’.