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S5W-08552: Neil Findlay (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 31 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport on 30 March 2017 (Official Report, c. 57), for what reason the evidence suggesting that (a) non-mesh procedures are safer than mesh procedures for incontinence, (b) transobturator mesh tape can be too risky a treatment to treat incontinence and (c) prolapse mesh has no benefit and can be risky is in the annexe of the final report only.

Answered by: Shona Robison 28 April 2017

Appendix D of the Final Report contains the table from the Interim Report's Chapter 6, and Annex A contains the evidence tables referenced in the Interim Report's chapter 5. The evidence from the Interim Report was built upon by new evidence to provide the Independent Review with its final conclusions. For transparency, all the evidence has been published.