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Independent Review of Transvaginal Mesh Implants

The Independent Review of transvaginal mesh implants was set up by the former Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing to assess the evidence relating to surgery using synthetic mesh implants for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) in Scotland.

The Interim Report of the Independent Review of Transvaginal Mesh Implants was published on 2 October 2015. It includes evaluation of both the efficacy and the extent and causes of adverse incidents and complication rates associated with these types of surgery:

The Independent Review's Final Report was published on 27 March 2017:

Working Group Terms of Reference can be found under Published Papers.


David Bishop