UK Meshies United Group Asks for Govt. Review for Failure of Duty

//UK Meshies United Group Asks for Govt. Review for Failure of Duty

UK Meshies United Group Asks for Govt. Review for Failure of Duty

Teresa hughes 10 downing st 300April 30, 2013 ~ One year ago, Teresa Hughes made history by turning in a petition on behalf of a number of women suffering mesh complications in the United Kingdom (UK) to 10 Downing Street, the home of the Prime Minister.

Hughes founded The Meshies United Group in the UK.  See back story here.  She was asking for the government to tally the number of transvaginal mesh operations, specifically implants in the UK, as well as the number of explants or removals.

Hughes is busy circulating another petition.

In it she asks the government for an independent review of the UK Medicine Health Regulator for failure of dutyTeresa hughes history in the making 300

On her website and petition page (here) Teresa reports on the latest news regarding European Commission White Paper proposals for Medical Devices (here).

Unlike the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, medical device approvals in the UK are conducted by notified bodies in a patchwork of regulation that differs among countries.

She also reports the results of her petition from last year asking the government how many trans obturator tape (TOT) or Tension Free Vaginal tape (TVT) mesh implants there have been in the United Kingdom.

The resulting numbers are from England alone and do not include the rest of the United Kingdom, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Background reading: How U.S. Medical Device regulations differ from the European system



By |2013-04-30T01:00:01+00:00April 30th, 2013|Op-Ed|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. teresa hughes May 2, 2013 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    To all women around the world please sign this petition

    We have a Public watchdog who is turning a blind eye to the figures received from Parliament England.

    How can they not put these figures within their adverse incident database when these figures came from England Hospital Statistics and they are now history in The Hansard Book Parliament.

    They are a toothless watchdog who are being allowed to make up their own rules as they go along and they are in breach of duty of care in looking after the sufferers of this transvaginal mesh by not highlighting the true figures and percentage rate of mesh complications by sitting on these figures and not disclosing them to the public.

  2. teresa hughes May 5, 2013 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    I had mesh removal February 2013 and now I have been told that I have a rare infection called ACIDOVORANS.

    Has anyone else heard of this infection .

    Teresa Hughes http://www.meshiesun

  3. teresa hughes May 8, 2013 at 9:31 am - Reply

    Is anyone going to help me circulate this petition.

    It doesn’t matter which country you are from we are all sufferers together and should hold hands around the globe.

  4. Brina April 28, 2014 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    Hello Teresa, I have been in and out of hospital since December 6th 2013 until the end of March 2014. After nearly nine years of living hell in pain, bleeding and being lied to by the medical people, l found a surgeon, Mr James English who has removed the mesh which had eroded in me. It took Mr English and Mr Jeremy Clarke, bowel specialist, over six and a half hours. I had complications with both my kidneys, which Mr Tim Larner looked after me, blood clot in my lung and fibrillation of my heart, stents to keep my kidneys functioning, a fistular and stomer to my navel and finally the removal of the fistular and part of my bowels and small intestine. I am now back at home and with support from my daughter, Shana, friends and the health service, I am doing OK most of the time. The surgeons who did the operations were just wonderful and still are. I am aiming to be healed from all these operations in about twelve months.

    I am happy for anyone to have my e mail address and to share any information that may help others in this horrific state of mesh erosion.

    It is wonderful and amazing to know that this awful mesh can be removed here in the U K.

    My e mail is.

    • Jane Akre April 28, 2014 at 4:37 pm - Reply

      Brina- Thank you for sharing the names. People in the UK are always looking for competent surgeons. Thank you for your email as well. I imagine you will be hearing from people who need your reference to surgeons. THANK YOU!! ~ ja

    • teresa hughes April 28, 2014 at 8:37 pm - Reply

      Dear Brina

      It is so nice to hear from you as I know you where in a dreadful state when we last spoke.

      Please take care.

      Teresa xx

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