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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-07731: Neil Findlay (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 6 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether the report of the Independent Review of Transvaginal Mesh Implants will publish all of the evidence and findings regarding patient choice in a manner that will be understandable to non-experts.

Answered by: Shona Robison 17 March 2017

I understand that attempts have been made to make the Review’s final report as accessible as possible. However, as with any report of this kind, it will contain necessarily detailed, in-depth analysis of medical evidence that is, by its very nature, complex. An Expert Group is tasked with taking forward the recommendations of the Review. In response to previous recommendations it produced a patient-centred information and consent leaflet, and it will be expected to continue to take a patient-friendly approach in relation to the Review’s final recommendations.