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Surgical mesh

Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018

This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in the Commons Chamber on Thursday 19 April 2018 on surgical mesh. The subject for the debate has been selected by the Backbench Business Committee and the debate will be opened by Emma Hardy MP.

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 The motion to be debated is:

That this House commends the recent announcement of a retrospective audit into surgical mesh for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence; notes that vaginal mesh has been banned in other jurisdictions such as New Zealand; further notes that NICE guidance recommends against the use of surgical mesh for pelvic organ prolapse and that no NICE recommendations have been made for stress urinary incontinence; reports that Sheffield University recently announced the development of a new mesh material and calls on the Government to suspend prolapse and incontinence mesh operations while the audit is being carried out, bring forward the NICE guidelines for mesh in stress related urinary incontinence from 2019 to 2018, and to commit to a full public inquiry into mesh if the audit suggessts that this is the best course of action.


Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0089

Authors: Nikki Sutherland; Sarah Barber

Topics: Health services, Medicine

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