NUI Galway’s Professor Anne Scott Appointed Chairperson to the CervicalCheck Steering Committee

Professor Anne Scott, Vice-President for Equality and Diversity, NUI Galway
Dec 15 2020 Posted: 08:59 GMT

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, today announced the appointment of Professor Anne Scott, Vice-President for Equality and Diversity, NUI Galway as the new Chairperson of the CervicalCheck Steering Committee.

Minister Donnelly said: “I am delighted Professor Scott has accepted this appointment as independent Chairperson of the CervicalCheck Steering Committee. She brings a considerable wealth of experience from various roles in Ireland and abroad, and I believe she will make a substantial and valuable contribution to this important work. Significant progress has been made in addressing the issues the Committee was established to manage originally in 2018, so I have asked Professor Scott, in consultation with the key stakeholders, to consider what the key terms of reference are for the next phase of the work.

“I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the members of the Committee since 2018 for the significant work completed to date and the vital role they have played in the policy response to the many issues that arose in relation to the CervicalCheck programme.

“Under Professor Scott’s leadership, I want the Committee to continue to contribute to the important work to restore the CervicalCheck screening programme as a leading international cancer screening programme, improve public trust and confidence in screening, and further the global aim to eradicate cervical cancer.”

Professor Anne Scott said:“I am delighted to accept the invitation by Minister Donnelly to Chair the CervicalCheck Steering Committee. As we move to the next phase of the Steering Committee activity, I look forward to working collaboratively with Committee members to continue to progress this important agenda in the interests of the health of women in Ireland. We must continue to focus on the strategic longer term goals to ensure a sustainable and effective cervical screening programme that maintains public confidence.” 



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