The Scottish Parliament's consultation is particularly relevant for those that have experience of mesh.
The ALLIANCE welcomes The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee ‘s consideration of the Transvaginal Mesh Removal (Cost Reimbursement) (Scotland) Bill (this link will take you away from our website)
The Bill seeks to refund individuals who have paid for private surgery to remove transvaginal mesh from their body.
The Committee wants to hear views on the Bill. It is particularly interested in hearing from individuals that have been affected by transvaginal mesh, support groups and organisations on implementation and reimbursement as set out in the Bill. Individuals who have been affected by transvaginal mesh in Scotland will also be able to provide additional, confidential information to the Committee if they wish to do so.
You can read the questions and respond to the consultation on Citizen Space(this link will take you away from our website)
The deadline for making a submission is 5pm on Wednesday 13 October 2021.
ALLIANCE Director of Strategic Partnerships and Engagement, Irene Oldfather, says of the consultation:
‘I look forward to working with the Committee and it’s members on this consultation. I feel sure that the ALLIANCE’s recent engagement reports on women’s experiences of mesh surgery will provide context and insights based on the views of women themselves.’
Please note that in most cases your written submission will be published on the Scottish Parliament’s website and may be quoted in the Committee’s report or in Committee meetings (which are public and broadcast). If you have been affected by transvaginal mesh in Scotland, there is an option to submit anonymously should you wish to do so.
Before making a submission, please read the privacy notice (this link will take you away from our website) about submitting your views to a Committee. This tells you about how your personal data will be processed.