Dear Department of Health and Social Care,
I have read the statement from Jackie Doyle-Price regarding the development of guidelines
on the management of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women, due to be published on 2 April 2019.
My question is, why was this not the practice before? Surely any new device used in an operation should be thoroughly tested and records kept, as well as patients being fully informed of all benefits and risks.
I am one of the thousands of mesh-injured. My life as I once knew it has been turned upside down. The NHS has to foot the bill of all our mesh removals. This may not even bring us back to the people we once were.
This is a case of the stable door being left open. Manufacturers and some unscrupulous surgeons have made a profit from our destroyed lives.
Carole Davies (Stevenage, Herts)