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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-18950: ()

Date lodged: 20 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many transvaginal mesh implant kits have been purchased by each NHS board in each year since 2007.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 2 October 2018

The information requested is not held centrally. Mesh used in a transvaginal setting is procured directly by Health Boards and ‘transvaginal mesh kits’ have never been procured through national contracts. The amount of mesh procured cannot be accurately established, given that there are a range of suppliers and varying units and systems within Health Boards to procure small volume medical devices, such as mesh, as required.