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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 Baroness Jolly Baroness Jolly Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Health) 2:51 pm, 6th February 2018

My Lords, the NICE guidelines that the Minister just referred to conclude that,

“Evidence of long-term efficacy is inadequate in quality and quantity. Therefore, this procedure should only be used in the context of research”,

as he said. But will he tell the House how confident we can now be that that is the case and that the information has been effectively disseminated? What is the mechanism for informing clinicians and women about this NICE guidance?