Transvaginal mesh: accountable officers group

Overview

The accountable officers group has been convened to consider aspects of the service and care available to women suffering from stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

This follows introduction of restrictions to practice by the Chief Medical Officer in September 2018.

Related groups

Members

Chair 

  • Terry O’Kelly, Senior Medical Officer

Members

  • Sham Konamme, NHS Ayrshire and Arran
  • Faye Rodger, NHS Borders
  • Heather Currie, NHS Dumfries and Galloway
  • Carolyn McKinley, NHS Fife
  • Klara Ekevall, NHS Forth Valley
  • Christine Hemming, NHS Grampian
  • Alan Mathers, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Ibrahim Alsharaydeh, NHS Highland
  • Ans Khan, NHS Lanarkshire
  • Simon Nicholson, NHS Lothian
  • Peter Fowlie, NHS Tayside
  • Marthius Roos, NHS Orkney
  • Brian Chittick, NHS Shetland
  • Angus McKellar, NHS Western Isles

Further Information

If you’re experiencing symptoms or health issues with a mesh implant, you should not hesitate contact your GP or consultant.  Meanwhile, general information about vaginal mesh can be found on NHS Inform.

Mesh Fund

NHS Inform also provides information concerning the Scottish Government’s Mesh Fund.  Affected women can apply for £1,000 payment from the fund. You are entitled to apply for payment if:

  • you’ve received a transvaginal mesh implant either from or on behalf of an NHS Scotland Health Board, and
  • you’ve experienced complications resulting from that implant and, at your own expense, you’ve had to pay for emotional or practical support

This is a one-off fund, which will run between 1 July 2020 and 30 June 2021. After this date no further payments will be made.

All applications must be received by 31 May 2021 to allow for confirmation and payment by the 30 June 2021. No applications will be accepted after this date.

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