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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-00490: Neil Findlay (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 3 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many women who have been fitted with a polypropylene mesh device have required corrective surgery to either partially or fully remove it, broken down by NHS board.

Answered by: Shona Robison 29 June 2016

The following table shows the number of women undergoing partial or total removal of mesh previously inserted for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in Scotland by health board of treatment for financial years 2006-07 to 2015-16.

Information regarding the removal of mesh used surgically to treat pelvic organ prolapse is not available as currently there are no specific codes used to record these procedures in routine hospital discharge records. NHSScotland’s information services division has asked the health and social care information centre in England, which maintains the coding system, to create new codes for these procedures.

Health board of treatment

Number of women undergoing treatment for partial or total removal of mesh previously inserted for treatment of SUI

Ayrshire and Arran

33

Borders

26

Dumfries and Galloway

8

Fife

27

Forth Valley

33

Grampian

35

Greater Glasgow and Clyde

236

Highland

40

Lanarkshire

29

Lothian

125

Orkney, Shetland and Western Isles

*

Tayside

27

Non-NHS provider

*

Total

625

* Indicates values that have been suppressed due to the potential risk of disclosure and to help maintain patient confidentiality.