***Updated: 9 August 2018
We want the TVT (gold standard), TVT-Secur, TVT-O and TOT Synthetic medical devices and flat mesh grafts for hernia repairs, stress incontinence, prolapse, bladder and bowel disorders to be stopped and taken off the market. Synthetic Surgical Mesh implants are NOT inert for the Human Body - Thousands of people are maimed for life!
***Date: 18 February 2018 - The Independent Medicines & Medical Devices Safety Review - In February 2018, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, announced a review into how the health system responds to reports from patients about harmful side effects from medicines and medical devices.
Members of the Review team, including Baroness Julia Cumberlege, will be visiting the following locations over the coming months to meet with families affected by pelvic mesh implants, Primodos and sodium valproate.
Review team visits around the UK
Date: 3 December 2015 - The NHS England Mesh Working Group The Mesh Working Group Interim Report has now been published on the NHS England website. To access the Report, click on the link: https://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/qual-clin-lead/mesh/
Date: June 2014 - Alex Neil health secretary in Scotland said 'I chose to suspend mesh surgery ops because I did not trust official figures'
Year: 2013 - Patient support groups with numerous campaigners across the UK and Worldwide
Date: January 2012 - Letter to The Rt Hon David Cameron MP, Prime Minister
Date: January 2011 - Serious Concerns with our Surgeons in the UK and the Lax Support from the Governing Bodies NICE and the MHRA
An urgent review is required on the medical devices TVT Retropubic (gold standard), TVT-Secur, TVTO, TOT and the use of mesh graft for hernia repair surgery plus the Governing Bodies NICE and the MHRA who regulate these medical devices
Document PDF: https://www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/pdfs/serious_concerns.pdf
The polypropylene surgical synthetic mesh used in the medical devices is the source of the problem and we want this surgery stopped. Many people around the UK are finding it extremely difficult to contact an experienced surgeon to treat mesh related complications and unfortunately many inexperienced surgeons are going ahead with what appears to be guess work surgery and making matters worse for their patients.
It is unbelievable to realize that one piece of mesh can cause such devastation not only to our health but it has also affected our quality of life. There are people who have lost their homes, careers, marriages, family and friends.
The greedy practices of the pharmaceutical companies, the un-educated on these medical devices, egos getting in the way of good surgical practice and also through ignorance from our governing bodies they have allowed these products to be used and it still continues today.
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"We the undersigned"
Would like to see a full investigation carried out by the governing bodies the MHRA and NICE on these medical devices TVT Retropubic (gold standard), TVT-Secur, TVT-O and TOT. These over-marketed and over-rated products should be taken off the market and stopped immediately.
2nd September 2011: The MHRA have now launched an investigation.
The manufacturers put these medical devices onto the market without any long term Randomised Control Trials (RCT's). These products have destroyed thousands of people's health and their quality of life http://www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/figures-lawsuits-medical-devices.html plus it is having a huge impact and strain on our NHS.
Document sent on 12th January 2012
TVT Mum Sent a document to the Rt Hon David Cameron MP, Prime Minister - 10 Downing Street, London and Andrew Lansley CBE MP Member of Parliament for South Cambridgeshire Secretary of State for Health to view and download the document please see it on the main homepage on this link: http://www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/pdfs/Urgent-Review-on-TVT-TVT-Secur-TVTO-and-TOT-Medical-Devices.pdf
In June 2014 Alex Neil health secretary in Scotland said ‘I chose to suspend mesh surgery ops because I did not trust official figures’
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