Mesh implants to treat incontinence are being stopped immediately in hospitals across England after the Government stepped in just days after launching a safety review.
Thousands of women given pelvic mesh implants seek further treatment for complications, according to a Government audit out today.
Women’s health campaigners are urging the Government to put patient safety at the top of their agenda in the next round of Brexit negotiations.
A plea has gone to the Government to suspend pelvic mesh implants until the true number of women suffering is known.
Mesh injured women have hit out at the Government for failing to check that medical implants used in hospitals across Britain are safe.
Surgeons have been criticised for failing to report mesh implant problems, which for years has hidden the scale of suffering, in what is being called the biggest health disaster since Thalidomide.
A vaginal mesh implant was trialled on just 31 women and a few sheep before it was launched in hospitals across Britain, Panorama is set to reveal.
Campaigners are celebrating after health chiefs in the UK and Australia announced vaginal mesh implants to fix prolapse are to be banned.
Vaginal implants to fix prolapse should be banned according to a ruling by a watchdog body that the NHS look to for guidance on healthcare.
Mesh is a growing global problem yet women are struggling to get the care they need if they suffer, a Parliamentary think tank heard this week.
The NHS have duped thousands of women into believing the most common incontinence mesh operation is safe, by not adding loss of sex life into its risk figures, campaigners say.
A surgeon has told how he advised medical guideline experts that mesh was risky as long ago as 2003 - but they ignored him.
Mesh implants are the third major medical device disaster in the last decade, a bioengineer has warned, as campaigners wept on hearing that the growing controversy is to be debated in Parliament.
A landmark study shows one in ten women suffer problems after having the most commonly used mesh operation given to hundreds of patients every year on the NHS.