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Health: Pelvic Mesh Implants - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:51 pm on 6th February 2018.

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Photo of Lord O'Shaughnessy Lord O'Shaughnessy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care 2:51 pm, 6th February 2018

My noble friend makes an excellent point. This is one procedure, and for some women it can be positive and life-enhancing. But we also know that it carries a risk of complications. That is one reason why we wanted to carry out the audit, because it will look not only at areas and procedures where there have been problems and complications but where it has been successful, so that we can have a proper understanding of what the complication rate is and therefore what the safety concerns are.