Tuesday 13 November 2018

Screening service risk officer is sought by HSE

Dr Gabriel Scally. Picture: Mark Condren
Dr Gabriel Scally. Picture: Mark Condren
Laura Larkin

Laura Larkin

A risk officer for the National Screening Service (NSS) is being recruited by the HSE.

The service oversees the country's screening programmes: BreastCheck, CervicalCheck, BowelScreen and DiabeticRetina Screen.

The purpose of the role is to "oversee the development and implementation of the NSS's risk management function" and to promote a risk and safety management culture.

According to the job post the salary scale for the position is listed as ranging from €69,873 to €85,061.

The HSE did not respond when asked if the role was a newly created post.

Meanwhile, correspondence released to the 'Medical Independent' shows that the cost of the Scally Inquiry was originally estimated at around €200,000, based on a June completion date.

The results of the scoping exercise being carried out by Dr Gabriel Scally will not be completed until early September due to delays with the release of material by the HSE.

In correspondence between Health Minister Simon Harris and Dr Scally, the estimated cost is set out as based on six weeks' work.

Both the Department of Health and a spokeswoman for Dr Scally last night declined to release an updated estimation of the final bill now that the time of the work has more than doubled.

Irish Independent

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