Surgical Mesh Implants: Compensation

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 27th October 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, what steps his Department has taken to facilitate access to (a) financial redress and (b) ongoing treatment and care for patients adversely affected by surgical mesh.

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

The Government published its response to the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review on 21 July 2021 which confirmed that no redress schemes will be established. Our primary focus is on improving future medicines and medical devices safety through funding on initiatives that directly improve future safety, including specialist mesh centres and support for families affected by medicines in pregnancy.

There are now eight specialist centres in operation across England to provide comprehensive treatment, care and advice for women affected by implanted mesh. Progress is being made towards the establishment of a regional service with a provider in the South West.

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