Press release

Better guidance and support for NHS surgeons on vaginal tape and mesh implants

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The Department of Health, the NHS Commissioning Board, NHS surgeons (urologists and gynaecologists), and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) are taking action to help reduce the side effects after surgery using vaginal tape for stress incontinence and vaginal meshes for pelvic organ prolapse