Surgical Mesh APPG

First Registered: 24/09/2020 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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To raise awareness of mesh and the plight of mesh-injured men and women amongst the public, healthcare professionals, welfare assessors and government. To campaign for the recommendations of the First Do No Harm report to be accepted and implemented by government.

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Recent Documents related to Surgical Mesh

1. Surgical mesh implants
05/09/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: September 2019 Surgical mesh implants By Sarah Barber Contents: 1. The use of mesh implants in stress

2. Hernia mesh in men
04/09/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Number CDP 2019/0206, 29 August 2019 Hernia mesh in men By Dr Sarah Barber Nikki Sutherland A

3. Surgical mesh
18/04/2018 - Parliamentary Research

Found: PACK Number CDP 2018/0089, 5 April 2018 Surgical mesh By Dr Sarah Barber Nikki Sutherland This

4. Pause on the use of vaginally inserted surgical mesh for stress urinary incontinence.
17/07/2018 - Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
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Found: Pause on the use of vaginally inserted surgical mesh for stress urinary incontinence. - GOV.UK

5. NHS England ‘pause’ and high vigilance scrutiny
18/06/2020 - Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
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Found: EXTENSION OF PAUSE TO THE USE OF VAGINAL MESH In July 2018 we wrote to you regarding concerns

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Surgical Mesh

1. Licensing of Medical Devices
12/02/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: thanks for all the work my hon. Friend has done on mesh. Does he agree that we must be careful that what - Speech Link
2: 50,000 pacemakers and 7,000 usages of surgical vaginal mesh, down from its height in 2008 when there - Speech Link
3: he does as chair of the all-party group on surgical mesh implants. He will be aware that when the Medicines - Speech Link

2. Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review Update
10/07/2018 - Written Statements

1: the cases of primodos, sodium valproate and surgical mesh, including whether the processes pursued to - Speech Link

3. Surgical Mesh
19/04/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: We now come to the Backbench debate on surgical mesh, in which Emma Hardy is to move the motion. As - Speech Link
2: announcement of a retrospective audit into surgical mesh for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary - Speech Link
3: announcement of a retrospective audit into surgical mesh for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary - Speech Link

4. Hernia Mesh in Men
05/09/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: beg to move,That this House has considered hernia mesh in men.I have brought this issue to the House because - Speech Link

5. Safety of Medicines and Medical Devices
28/02/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: briefing for today’s debate: In-FACT, Sling The Mesh, The Royal College of Surgeons, the Nuffield Council - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Surgical Mesh
1. Surgical Mesh Implants
asked by: Julian Lewis
10/09/2020
... what recent comparative assessment he has made of the effectiveness of pain medication and antidepressants for victims of the vaginal mesh scandal to help them cope with the after-effects of that mesh insertion; if he will make representations to NICE against proposals that prescription of pain medication should be withdrawn for those victims in cases where there is an absence of highly specific diagnoses of pain being the result of that mesh insertion; and for what reason such mesh insertions are still being permitted to take place provided that the insertion is carried out via the stomach.

2. Surgical Mesh Implants
asked by: Julian Lewis
20/07/2021
... what steps he plans to take to research new and improved techniques for removal of eroded surgical mesh implants; and if he will make it his policy to establish a unit for developing such techniques in order to train a new generation of mesh-removal specialists to treat people experiencing the effects of failed mesh implants in the future.

3. Surgical Mesh Implants
asked by: Julian Sturdy
22/07/2021
... what steps his Department is taking to draw on the experiences of patients adversely affected by pelvic mesh implants to inform medical safety regulations.

4. Surgical Mesh Implants
asked by: Julian Sturdy
20/07/2021
... what steps his Department is taking to implement all the recommendations of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review on pelvic mesh.

5. Surgical Mesh Implants
asked by: Sharon Hodgson
16/12/2020
... what discussions he (a) has had and (b) plans to have with stakeholders on lifting the suspension on surgical mesh.

Latest Questions
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7 Current APPG Officers
Alec Shelbrooke Portrait
Alec Shelbrooke
Co-Chair
Conservative - Elmet and Rothwell
Joined: 24th September 2020
4 APPG Memberships
Argentina , Formula One , Gibraltar , Latin America
Sarah Green Portrait
Sarah Green
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Chesham and Amersham
Joined: 29th December 2021
1 APPG Membership
Chalk Streams
Julian Lewis Portrait
Julian Lewis
Vice Chair
Conservative - New Forest East
Joined: 24th September 2020
1 APPG Membership
Cardiac Risk in the Young
Kirsten Oswald Portrait
Kirsten Oswald
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire
Joined: 29th December 2021
Sara Britcliffe Portrait
Sara Britcliffe
Vice Chair
Conservative - Hyndburn
Joined: 29th December 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Emma Hardy MP, Constituency office, Tel: 01482 219211.

No benefits in kind are on record for the Surgical Mesh APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Surgical Mesh APPG