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Specialist surgical mesh centres are not working, MPs are told

BMJ 2022; 376 doi: (Published 04 February 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;376:o314
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. Kent

The network of specialist mesh removal centres, recommended by the Cumberlege review, are “not working,” with GPs often unaware of them, MPs have been told.

The use of surgical mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse urinary incontinence was suspended in England in 2018 after years of campaigning by patient groups. In 2020 the Cumberlege review, First do no Harm, recommended that mesh should not be used again until several conditions were satisfied, including the identification and accreditation of specialist centres to deal with complications and removal.123 There are now eight centres in England and one in Scotland. …

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