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Surgical mesh: Proposed training pathway needs more patient input, say campaigners

BMJ 2022; 376 doi: (Published 17 February 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;376:o409
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

A proposed new training pathway for treating complications of pelvic mesh implants needs more input from patients and more consistent supervision of surgical procedures being carried out, campaigners have urged.

The pathway proposed by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) aims to outline the skills required of doctors working in specialist mesh removal centres, which were set up after a recommendation in the Cumberlege review into avoidable harm among patients injured by implanted pelvic mesh.1

But a joint blog published on 17 February by two campaigning groups, Patient Safety Learning and …

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