Local women to take part in UK review on pelvic mesh implants
Women from the Channel Islands who’ve experienced complications from pelvic mesh implants are being invited to share their stories with the UK Government.
The procedure – which is commonly used to treat conditions mostly caused by childbirth – has recently been suspended in the UK until next year, after some women suffered ‘indescribable pain’.
Kath Sansom runs the Sling the Mesh campaign, and says it’s causing issues for a lot of patients:
Guernsey’s Medical Director, Dr Peter Rabey, says:
‘HSC is aware of the review being carried out in the UK and that certain procedures are suspended until this review is completed.
HSC also suspended these procedures following the notification from the NHS in July this year.’
Dr Rabey asked those concerned to note that the British Society of Urogynaecologists responded to the ban in July, saying they felt it was an overreaction. You can read more about their response here.
The hearing will take place on Tuesday 14th August, in Southampton, and we’re told all travel costs will be reimbursed.
You can find more information on attending the review here.
Those who are unable to attend can email their experiences to Reviewteam@kcl.ac.uk.