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Medical Devices Policy Team
Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

Phone: 0131 244 2383


Mesh Helpline: 07824 537938 (Mon 4.30 pm - 6.30 pm, Thurs 9.00 am - 11.00 am)

Transvaginal Mesh Implants Expert Group

The Expert Group was established by the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport to take forward the recommendations set out in the Interim Report of the Independent Review of transvaginal mesh implants.

The Interim Report of the Independent Review of Transvaginal Mesh Implants was published on October 2, 2015. It includes evaluation of both the efficacy and the extent and causes of adverse incidents and complication rates associated with surgery for stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse:

The Expert Group is chaired by Mr Terry O’Kelly, Scottish Government Senior Medical Officer and Consultant Colorectal surgeon in NHS Grampian.

If you would like to speak to someone in confidence about a mesh or mesh tape implant for stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse then you can call the mesh helpline on 07824 537938. 

The helpline is available on Mondays between 4.30 pm - 6.30 pm and Thursday between 9.00 am - 11.00 am.