For many women suffering the distressing effects of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP), surgical procedures using mesh devices have provided an effective form of treatment which can be far less invasive than alternative surgical procedures. However, the safety and efficacy of surgery for SUI and POP using mesh devices is being questioned by a community of patients and clinicians.
NHS England set up the Mesh Working Group to address these concerns. The Working Group has now produced its Interim Report.
The Report will explain the context in which this work has been undertaken, present the debate surrounding ongoing use of mesh and set out recommendations for the activity necessary to optimise care for women undergoing treatment for SUI and POP.