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Parliament and 10 Downing Street

New Webpage: 28th September 2012

The Current investigations on TVT/Mesh Implants - How it all got started in the United Kingdom!
Document sent to:
The Rt Hon David Cameron MP, Prime Minister - 10 Downing Street, London
Andrew Lansley CBE MP Member of Parliament Secretary of State for Health

Document: Urgent Review on TVT, TVT-Secur,TVTO & TOT Medical Devices and Flat Surgical Mesh used for Prolapse and Hernias
Dated: 12th January 2012
By Lorraine Evans
The document is in PDF format to download please click on this link to view:
Urgent-Review-on-TVT-TVT-Secur-TVTO-and-TOT-Medical-Devices.pdf >>>

Reply from the Department of Health
Date: 25th January 2012
In response to the Document sent to the Prime Minister David Cameron
We received a four page letter from the Department of Health answering all the concerns within the document sent to the Prime Minister. TVT Mum is mentioned in the DH letter - 'Websites such as TVT-MUM can also help to increase awareness. The recent increased awareness of this problem is resulting in an increase in the number of reports, helping the MHRA with their assessment' Content of this letter is private and confidential.

23rd May 2012

House of COMMONS
Science and Technology Committee
regulation of Medical implants

Meeting was held on Wednesday 23 May 2012
Dr Carl Heneghan, Dr Thomas Joyce, Professor Stephen Westaby and Dr Suzette Woodward
Examination of Witnesses

Dr Carl Heneghan, GP and Reader in Evidence-Based Medicine, Director of the Centre of Evidence-Based Medicine, University of Oxford, Dr Thomas Joyce, Reader in Biotribology, Department of Mechanical and Systems Engineering, Newcastle University, Professor Stephen Westaby, Professor of Biomedical Science, Swansea University, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, John Radcliffe Hospital, and Dr Suzette Woodward, Director of Patient Safety, National Patient Safety Agency, gave evidence.

To see the video recording of the meeting held on 23rd May and Carl Heneghan mentioning transvaginal meshes please click on the link below:

To view the transcript please click on the link below:

February 2012

Information showing in the Public Domain

Mr Woodward: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS operations to insert a transobturata tape procedure or tensions-free vaginal tape procedure polypropylene mesh bladder sling to treat stress urinary incontinence in women there have been in each of the last eight years; and how many (a) adverse event reports there have been associated with such slings and (b) operations to remove such slings in the same period. [95457] Mr Simon Burns: The information is shown in the following tables:

Source: Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Health and Social Care Information Centre. Activity in English national health service hospitals and English NHS commissioned activity in the independent sector

HES is unable to provide data for the years previous to 2006-07.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has received 107 incident reports since 2005 involving vaginal mesh tapes used for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) as follows:

Adverse Incident Reports
2005 8
2006 25
2007 3
2008 18
2009 19
2010 15
2011 19

In addition the MHRA has also had six reports in 2010, and 19 in 2011, where the device is unknown but we believe they are likely to relate to vaginal tapes for SUI.

Source: www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201212/cmhansrd/cm120220/text/120220w0008.htm

Update on our Petition
Urgent Review on TVT, TVT-Secur, TVTO & TOT Medical Devices including Synthetic Flat Graft Surgical Mesh

United Kingdom: Progress so far on Petition Signatures

To view more information on our Petition please click on the link below:- www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/petitions.html >>>
To view mesh stories showing on the petition www.thepetitionsite.com/1/an-urgent-review-is-required-on-the-medical-devices-tvt-tvto-tot-and-the-use-of-mesh-graft-for/

A big Thank you to everyone for helping to get the word out and for your continued support!

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