An announcement by a government health watchdog that mesh implants can be brought back has left injured women devastated.
Recommendations on how to improve care for women who have experienced complications from mesh procedures will be made in early autumn.
Scottish politicians have reacted with dismay at the news controversial vaginal mesh implants could be used in the NHS in England again once certain conditions are met.
Campaigners have criticised new official guidelines on the use of vaginal mesh, suggesting they disregard the experiences of “thousands” of women.
A first step… Sufferers applaud the Health Secretary after she paves way to bring US mesh surgeon to Scotland
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has paved the way for a top US surgeon to come to Scotland to carry out pioneering mesh removal operations.
The Health Secretary has resisted campaigners’ pleas to invite a specialist surgeon from America to remove vaginal mesh implants and train Scottish doctors.
This is a national scandal… it demands a national response: Mesh victims urge ministers to fly in leading US surgeon
An American surgeon should be flown to Scotland to ease the agony of mesh victims, MSPs will be told.
Heavy hangs the head that wears the Health Secretary’s crown, as Shakespeare almost wrote.
MSP Neil Findlay calls on mesh firms to ‘do the moral thing’ and compensate victims left in agony after surgery
Manufacturers of surgical mesh implants, which have caused crippling side effects to patients across Scotland, are being called on to compensate victims and pay millions of pounds worth of treatment costs to the NHS.
We were forced to go to St Louis so this surgeon could finally ease our mesh pain. Please, minister, bring him to Scotland
TWO women who travelled to the US to have mesh implants completely removed by a world-renowned surgeon have backed calls to bring him to Scotland.
CALLS for action to help victims of Scotland’s second mesh scandal are escalating as the devastating toll emerges.