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John Wilkinson to step down as director of devices at the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in October. Read more

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Campaign group Sling The Mesh to protest against new health guidelines they believe pave the way for generations of women to be harmed. Read more

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NHS Trusts could face legal action if they do not enforce ‘high vigilance restrictions’ in the use of mesh following new guidance published by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). Read more

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A historical lack of transparency in the UK’s medical devices industry has led to debilitating consequences for patients, the government admitted this week. Read more

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The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) has responded to the ‘Implant Files’ investigation, stating the stories “overlook” the positive experiences of millions of patients. Read more

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The scandal surrounding surgical mesh implants isn’t going away and new research might link the devices to being responsible for patients developing autoimmune disorders. Read more

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In a landmark moment for thousands of women across the UK, it has been announced that the NHS will immediately halt the use of surgical mesh for treating stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Read more

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The National Institute of Care and Excellence (NICE) is delaying its guidelines on surgical mesh despite calls to make it a matter of urgency. Read more

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The government’s recent debate over the vaginal mesh scandal was a welcome step towards recognising the debilitating effects that women have faced from these devices. Read more

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A report by NHS Digital has revealed the scale of the vaginal mesh scandal that has affected thousands of women across the UK. Read more

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A review into a number of medical products that have caused public scandals has been announced by the government. Read more

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Medical Plastics News takes a look at some of the biggest stories that have emerged over the past week. Read more

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The government has announced that it will conduct an audit into the number of women who have been harmed by vaginal mesh implants. Read more

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The pelvic mesh scandal isn’t going away with many women reporting severe adverse effects of the product. Reece Armstrong has been following events and outlines where we are now Read more

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Medical Plastics News takes a look at some of the biggest stories that have emerged over the past week. Read more

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A survey of over 500 women who have undergone mesh implant operations has shown the devastating impact that the devices have had on their lives. Read more

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The UK health watchdog NICE has recommended that vaginal mesh products be banned from treating prolapse due to safety concerns. Read more

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Women with transvaginal mesh implants have been exposed to harm because of failings in regulation, experts have said. Read more

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The government has rejected calls to ban vaginal mesh implants after MPs debated its use to treat women affected by pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence following childbirth. Read more

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