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.
A leading pain specialist has called for action to help women experiencing pain after mesh implants, some who suffer so badly, they consider suicide.
Campaigners are calling for the Government to suspend pelvic mesh implants while a national recall contacts every woman who has had an operation using the plastic devices.
Emily Downing-Smith, of Haddenham, is a second year journalism student at Sheffield University.
A warning has been sent to the medical community to pull their heads out of the sand after a surgeon dismissed the mesh implant scandal as a small minority suffering.
The Government has agreed to carry out a national audit to determine the extent of problems caused by women’s mesh implants.
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.
Campaigners say the Government are putting women’s lives at risk by refusing to suspend controversial vaginal mesh operations.
Campaigning Cambs Times journalist Kath Sansom today took her ‘sling the mesh’ campaign to the heart of Government.
A surgeon has told how he advised medical guideline experts that mesh was risky as long ago as 2003 - but they ignored him.
A landmark study shows one in ten women suffer problems after having the most commonly used mesh operation given to hundreds of patients every year on the NHS.