MLSA Statement on State Cervical Check Apology October 2019
Following the apology by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, on behalf of the State, to the women and families affected by the Cervical Check scandal, the MLSA wrote a letter to the editor of The Irish Times, which was published on Monday 28th October. Click here to read the letter.
Joint MLSA / ACSLM Press Release on LabCon Ireland April 2019
Click here for the joint press release from the MLSA and ACSLM for LabCon Ireland 2019.
MLSA Statement on Christmas Laboratory Services November 2018
Following comments by the Taoiseach about the contribution of an alleged lack of laboratory services over Christmas to the annual winter crisis in the health service, the MLSA wrote a letter to the editor of The Irish Times, which was published on Saturday 10th November. Click here for the letter.
MLSA Submission to the Oireachtas Joint Health Committee on Cervical Check - May 2018
The MLSA was invited to speak to the Joint Oireachtas Health Committee on May 23rd 2018 about Cervical Check and screening programmes. Click here for the written MLSA submission to the Health Committee.
Click here for the offical transcript of the public session of the Health Committee debate. The debate can be viewed at https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/oireachtas-tv/oireachtas-tv-channel/
MLSA Statement on Cervical Check - May 2018
The MLSA issued a statement to all members in May 2018 on the CervicalCheck controversy. The statement was subsequently published as a letter to the editor in the Irish Times on Saturday 5th May 2018. Click here for the full statement.
MLSA Statement on Cervical Screening - April 2008
Following the decision by the HSE to outsource cytology screening to the USA in 2008, the MLSA issued a press release in April 2008 expressing its alarm about the decision and warning about the potential longterm consequences of the outsourcing. Click here for the full statement.
MLSA Statement on the Proposals for a Public Service Stability Agreement 2018-2020 - June 2018
The MLSA Executive Committee has recommended acceptance of the proposed PPSA 2018-2020. Click here for the full text.