A “period of high vigilance restriction” regarding vaginal mesh surgery has now been announced by the Cumberlege review (see table in the dropdown above ("Information on the safety of mesh surgery"), mirrored on the UK Parliament website, with effect from 10 July 2018.
BAUS welcomes any recommendations that will help establish the nature and extent of complications suffered by women undergoing these types of surgery. Furthermore, we are keen to support the implementation of processes that will ensure existing patients with complications from mesh surgery are given the opportunity to be managed in centres with the required levels of experience, expertise and resources: click below to access information on this website about these centres.
Click here to read the response of the British Society of Urogynaecology (BSUG).
BAUS will now engage with NHS England, the Department of Health & Social Care and the Cumberlege review team, via our relevant section leads, to ensure that all conditions set out by the review are met before the lifting of this period of temporary suspension. Click here to see details of the members of the Medical Devices Safety Review HCWS84 who will be assessing the situation, and click here for general details of the review.