Surgical Mesh Implants

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 2nd November 2021.

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Photo of Sarah Green Sarah Green Liberal Democrat, Chesham and Amersham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the forthcoming Women’s Health Strategy will include provision to support women experiencing ongoing harm due to the use of surgical mesh.

Photo of Maria Caulfield Maria Caulfield The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

We are currently analysing the responses to the call for evidence, which was launched as part of the new Women’s Health Strategy for England. This will inform the priorities, content and actions of the Strategy, ensure it is evidence-based and reflects what women identify as priorities.

Women who have been adversely affected by implanted mesh may access comprehensive treatment, care and advice at the eight specialist mesh centres in operation across England.

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