Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Independent Review

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 6th July 2021.

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Photo of Huw Merriman Huw Merriman Chair, Transport Committee, Chair, Transport Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review report entitled First Do No Harm and published in July 2020, what recent steps he has taken to progress implementation of recommendation five of that report on the rollout of specialist centres.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

There are now eight specialist centres in operation across England to provide services for women with complications of mesh inserted for urinary incontinence and vaginal prolapse. NHS England and NHS Improvement will announce the location of a provider in the south west in due course.

The recommendation of the establishment of specialist centres for those impacted by medication taken during pregnancy remains under careful consideration. We will respond to the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review report in full this year.

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