BBC Radio: Reporter Scott on Transvaginal Mesh and Parliament

//BBC Radio: Reporter Scott on Transvaginal Mesh and Parliament

BBC Radio: Reporter Scott on Transvaginal Mesh and Parliament

BBC Radio

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 28, 2017 ~ Scotland’s Sunday Mail journalist, Marion Scott,  talks to BBC Radio this morning about the transvaginal mesh issues that will be presented to a Parliamentary Petitions Committee today.

Eight minutes into this interview, the presenters review why an expert contributor to a Scottish official report on transvaginal mesh, Dr. Wael Agur, resigned. His key evidence was removed and buried in footnotes, he says.

Here is his Petition.

About 60 survivors were planning to appear at Scotland’s Parliament, the Palace of Holyroodhouse. 

Image of Parliament from Holyrood Park, Wiki


Scottish Mesh Survivors wants to continue the suspension on polypropylene mesh procedures in women until the manufacturers can assure safety.

They call the official report a whitewash.

In 2013, the country became the first to stop the use of polypropylene mesh implants as the standard treatment for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP).  The official recall recommends to lift the suspension.

With more than 400 women filing lawsuits in that country, both against manufacturers and against the health service,  former health minister, Alex Neil has called for a global summit on the mesh mess.

Women without problems are extremely lucky, says Scott in this interview.

BBC Radio, Sept. 28, 2017 – Interviews Reporter, Marion Scott, start – 8 min in:
28/09/2017, Good Morning Scotland – BBC Radio Scotland

The Petitions Committee is influential says Scott and has the power to hold inquiries, commission reports require government ministers and public servants to give evidence and answer questions.  It has the power to recommend changes.

The Petitions Committee will examine what relationship the officials who produced the report have to mesh manufacturers, what monies they have received and why that issue was not made more transparent.   ###

By |2017-09-28T13:19:26+00:00September 28th, 2017|Media Reports|6 Comments

About the Author:

I’m National News Editor, Jane Akre and I began Mesh Medical Device News Desk aka Mesh News Desk (MND) in the summer of 2011 just after the Food and Drug Administration issued an explicit warning to the public that complications associated with surgical mesh used for prolapse repair (POP) and incontinence (SUI) are NOT rare! That was the starting point for the litigation you see today and thousands of lawsuits have been filed by women whose lives have been altered, some permanently, by the use of this petroleum-based product.


  1. Sharon C September 28, 2017 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    I am currently recovering from my second operation on Friday 15th September 2017 last year in July 2016 I had same operation but it failed the mesh I had fitted in 2009 has eroded into my vaginal wall. How can I find out how to join in the petition group in Dundee

    Thank you for reading this post

    • Jane Akre September 28, 2017 at 1:48 pm - Reply

      Sharon…. do you go on Facebook? Scottish Mesh Survivors if you live in that country…..They will walk you through the effort to have your voice heard. Mesh Helpline in Scotland is 07824 537 938

  2. myra September 28, 2017 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    I had one of these put in for incontinence and have not been able to have sex with my husband ever since. That was 10 yr ago. The pain is horrendous. Wish I knew how to go about making a claim against them as this has affected my marriage

    • Jane Akre September 28, 2017 at 1:58 pm - Reply

      I’m making an assumption that you are from Scotland? Correct me if I’m wrong. Check out Scottish Mesh survivors helpline 07824 537938

  3. Ree O September 28, 2017 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    I believe Joleen Chambers is right, where she says we need a global summit. Washington, California, investigating what exactly, its been over a year since the formal announcement…now its just crickets.

  4. Ann September 29, 2017 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    I had 7operations since my mesh they inserted it upside down and had to be removed in 2014 ive had further surgeries last was injections into ma bladder which wasnt a sucess now am waiting to get phubic catheter inserted havent been able to keep my realtionship with my partner very frustrating not got much of a life now as a cant do the things eg gymn running have to be nect to a toilet regards working my lifes over now

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