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SLING THE MESH

Changing Health Guidelines for Hundreds of Women in the NHS

What started as a local story from resident and journalist Kath Sansom who was in pain after an operation, has resulted in changes to how hundreds of woman are treated each year by the NHS.

Mesh is a medical product that is used to treat bladder problems as part of surgery but many women experience complications with devastating consequences including chronic pain. Working with Kath who led a national campaign on this issue we have now seen the guidelines change by NICE so that mesh is now only used as a last resort. 

This will make a major difference for many women who might previously have been persuaded to have a mesh product and will now be saved from the crippling consequences when these go wrong.

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