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Surgical Mesh Implants

Question for Department of Health

UIN HL2541, tabled on 25 October 2017

To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the publication in July of NHS England's Mesh Oversight Group final report, whether they intend to hold a formal investigation into the concerns attributed to the use of surgical mesh implants.

Answered on

2 November 2017

The final report of the Mesh Oversight Group led by NHS England sets out the action that has been taken to improve awareness of complications, to ensure the consent process for patients is strengthened and to put in place access to additional care where needed. The Government will continue to work with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency to ensure that the potential complications of these devices are better understood and that any necessary action is taken.