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Still no answers over Pathology First smear tests scandal

HEALTH bosses have refused to issue an update into an investigation about whether thousands of smear tests were wrongly diagnosed – a year on.

Pathology First in Bentalls, Basildon, is under investigation for possible diagnostic errors involving 2,500 samples.

A high-level meeting was said to have been held last Wednesday into the progress of the independent investigation, which could result in 55,000 tests taken over the last two years being retested.

Despite indicating an update into the investigation would be issued following the meeting, Southend and Basildon Hospitals have since refused to do so.

Full story in the Basildon Echo, 6 June 2018

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