Mesh Twitter Storm Takes UK Prime Minister, Trends on Twitter

Jane Akre
November 22, 2017

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 22, 2017 ~ Never underestimate the power of citizens to make enormous changes when they band together. Twitter allows that to happen globally.

Call it the night of 10,000 tweets. Camb Times reports on a Twitter storm Monday night directed at the UK Prime Minister's residence over the use of transvaginal mesh.

Read it here.

The Sling the Mesh Campaign coordinated a Twitter storm to bombard Prime Minister Theresa May with calls to remove transvaginal mesh from the market and demands for an inquiry.

The initiative was coordinated on the first meeting all-party Parliamentary gathering of Parliament Ministers at Westminster to listen to testimony from members of the campaign, women injured by transvaginal mesh.

From 6 to 7 pm London time, Monday, there were 5,300 tweets and retweets all directed to the Prime Ministers @Number10 Twitter account. 10 Downing Street is the residence of the PM.

Kath Sansom at July 18 2017 rally at parliament, BBC viceo

The effort gained a “What’s Trending on Twitter? response as a topic to pay attention to. The Trends helps newcomers discover breaking news and emerging topics from around the world in real-time.

Tweets came in from Sweden to Boston, Ontario Canada to Philadelphia.

Kath Sansom, organizer of #SlingtheMesh said “Wow, look at what we have all achieved together. We trended on twitter globally. This is incredible.”

Supporters were urged to learn Twitter to be ready for the next round.

Sling the mesh is #Slingthemesh on Twitter.

Other hash tags that involve mesh are include #meshdevicenews, #MAM, #patientsafety, @MeshAwareness, @MeshProblems, @MeshCampaign, @JNJNews, #MeshToo, @MeshDeviceNews, @SWEMeshSupport, @SixYearsofHell, #MeshUK, #Hernia, #CleanUpThisMesh, #MeshAwareness, #BanAllMesh, GettheMeshOut, #JustSayNo2Mesh, #MedicalDevices, #meshinjuredpatients, #Mesh, #MeshMaimes, #MeshKills, #BanAllMesh, all are found online to notify the reader on the topic of pelvic and hernia mesh.

Janis Urban


Janis Key Urban is a master Tweeter and very clever in the graphics she creates.

Here is coverage in Camb Times

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