Declaration of Interests

Dr Gabriel Scally

Role: Carrying out scoping inquiry

Current employment or any previous employment in which you continue to have a financial interest: Visiting Professor in University of Bristol and University of the West of England. Remunerated as appropriate for research activity and intermittently for teaching

Investment in unlisted companies, partnerships and other forms of business, major shareholdings (more than 5% of issued capital) and beneficial interests: Gabriel Scally Public Health Associates Ltd (wholly owned organisation carrying out professional advisory work in the public health field. No employees)

Any current contractual or work relationship with the Department of Health, Health Services Executive or provider of cervical screening services: None other than carrying out scoping inquiry on cervical cytology

Any previous contractual or work relationship with the Department of Health, Health Service Executive or provider of cervical screening services: Member of the Commission on Patient Safety and Quality Assurance, established in 2007 and reported to the Minister in 2008

Has provided professional advice on consultancy projects for the Department of Health in conjunction with Crowe Horwath. These were public health related projects, including; in 2005-6, an evaluation of the training programme for public health nurses and AMOs in child health screening and surveillance, and, most recently, on public health workforce and training issues completed January 2018. Assessor on public health appointments panel for Health Service Executive in March 2017

 

 

Advisors/Support

Dr Hugh Annett

Role: Providing advice, as requested, on quality assurance and clinical audit, open disclosure and governance in screening services other than cervical screening

Current employment or any previous employment in which you continue to have a financial interest: Visiting Professor in University of the West of England. Remunerated as appropriate for research activity and intermittently for teaching

Associate Consultant with Oxford Policy Management Ltd (OPM); remunerated for occasional activities related to role as Chair of Research ethics Committee, and for occasional consultancy services as required

Investment in unlisted companies, partnerships and other forms of business, major shareholdings (more than 5% of issued capital) and beneficial interests: None

Any current contractual or work relationship with the Department of Health, Health Service Executive or provider of cervical screening services: None

Any previous contractual or work relationship with the Department of Health, Health Service Executive or provider of cervical screening services: None

Dr Karin Denton

Role: Providing advice, as requested, on screening quality assurance

Current employment or any previous employment in which you continue to have a financial interest: Consultant Cytopathologist, North Bristol NHS Trust, UK

Investment in unlisted companies, partnerships and other forms of business, major shareholdings (more than 5% of issued capital) and beneficial interests:

Private medical practice:

    • Cytopathology for Spire Hospital Bristol, UK
    • Services to Her Majesty’s Coroner
    • Medicolegal cytopathology expert reports instructed by solicitors for claimants, defendants, and others since 1998 across Britain and Ireland.  Overall ratio of claimants to defendants is approximately 4 to 1

Any current contractual or work relationship with the Department of Health, Health Service Executive or provider of cervical screening services: None other than advising on scoping inquiry on cervical cytology

Any previous contractual or work relationship with the Department of Health, Health Service Executive or provider of cervical screening services: Has provided independent, expert and objective cytopathology professional advice on individual cervical slides, including medico-legal reports, in respect of a number of Irish cases instructed by, solicitors acting for claimants, solicitors acting for CPL, and to Quest

Mary Rose Gearty S.C.

Role: Providing legal advice in relation to the preparation of a preliminary report of an inquiry into cervical screening services

Current employment or any previous employment in which you continue to have a financial interest: Self-employed barrister, former lecturer at the Honorable Society of the King’s Inns and on the Examination Appeals Board of that institution (unpaid position)

Investment in unlisted companies, partnerships and other forms of business, major shareholdings (more than 5% of issued capital) and beneficial interests: Self-employed barrister.  Sole trader.  No other investments or interests

Any current contractual or work relationship with the Department of Health, Health Service Executive or provider of cervical screening services: None

Any previous contractual or work relationship with the Department of Health, Health Service Executive or provider of cervical screening services:

    • Regular meetings, as Chair of a Community Centre liaison group, with HSE employees in relation to the management of a community centre in Rathmines  (unpaid position)
    • Member of the Board of Directors of Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Service, Harold’s Cross and Blackrock (unpaid position)
    • No other relationship with any of the bodies described

Prof Julia Verne

Role: Providing advice, as requested, on cancer registration

Current employment or any previous employment in which you continue to have a financial interest: Head of Clinical Epidemiology, Public Health England (full-time employment)

Investment in unlisted companies, partnerships and other forms of business, major shareholdings (more than 5% of issued capital) and beneficial interests: None

Any current contractual or work relationship with the Department of Health, Health Service Executive or provider of cervical screening services: None

Any previous contractual or work relationship with the Department of Health, Health Service Executive or provider of cervical screening services: Attended a steering group meeting called to advise on call and recall for cervical screening in Ireland in 1999

Emer Woodfull B.L.

Role: Providing legal advice in relation to the preparation of a preliminary report of a Scoping Inquiry into the CervicalCheck Screening Programme

Current employment or any previous employment in which you continue to have a financial interest: Self-employed barrister, Law Library Dublin. Member of the Board of Management of Oberstown Children Detention Campus . Annual fee paid

Investment in unlisted companies, partnerships and other forms of business, major shareholdings (more than 5% of issued capital) and beneficial interests: Self-employed barrister.  Sole trader.  No other such other interests

Any current contractual or work relationship with the Department of Health, Health Service Executive or provider of cervical screening services: None

Any previous contractual or work relationship with the Department of Health, Health Service Executive or provider of cervical screening services: Appeared for court appointed Guardian Ad Litems (not the HSE or the Department of Health) in various Child Law cases most recently in 2013 and fees paid to relevant solicitor by the HSE as required by statute. No previous contractual or other work relationship with the Department of Health, Health Service Executive or provider of cervical screening services

Crowe Horwath

Role: Advisory and professional services firm providing logistical, project management and analytical support to this inquiry

Current employment or any previous employment in which you continue to have a financial interest: Professional advisory firm based in Dublin and part of Crowe Horwath global network

Investment in unlisted companies, partnerships and other forms of business, major shareholdings (more than 5% of issued capital) and beneficial interests: Not applicable

Any current contractual or work relationship with the Department of Health, Health Service Executive or provider of cervical screening services:

    • Currently advising the HSE National Ambulance Service on fleet management issues
    • Engaged to provide expert witness testimony as part of scheduled High Court trial regarding Consultants’ Contracts
    • Currently finalising a workforce review for the National Cancer Registry of Ireland

No current or past relationship with any laboratory service provider involved with CervicalCheck.

Any previous contractual or work relationship with the Department of Health, Health Service Executive or provider of cervical screening services:

Various past projects, including:

    • HSE: Review of acute hospital configuration in HSE South in 2006-7
    • HSE: Review of acute hospital configuration in HSE Mid-West in 2007
    • HSE: Review of paediatric neurosurgery in 2007-8
    • HSE: Review of nursing and midwifery workforce in 2007-8
    • HSE: Evaluation of the training programme for public health nurses and AMOs in child health screening and surveillance in 2005-6
    • DoH: Review of public health medical workforce and training in 2017-8
    • DoH: Evaluation of HeartWatch and CHAIR (Coronary Heart Attack Ireland Register) in 2005-6
    • DoH: Thematic review of consultations re UHI in 2014-5

No current or past relationship with any laboratory service provider involved with CervicalCheck.