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.
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.
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.