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To ask the Scottish Government how many women in Scotland have been implanted with transvaginal mesh since 2007.


Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 27/04/2017

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), what its response is to concerns that evidence regarding the risks arising from the commonest continence procedures was removed from the final mesh report.


Current Status: Expected Answer date 01/05/2017

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(Official Report, c. 57), whether it provided assurances to Elaine Holmes and Olive McIlroy that their chapter would be withdrawn from the final mesh report and, if so, for what reason it was included.


Current Status: Expected Answer date 01/05/2017

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 final mesh report does not mention the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) warning regarding counterfeit mesh, including from Boston Scientific, or that three US states have launched legal action on this issue.


Current Status: Expected Answer date 01/05/2017

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 mesh procedures for prolapse continue to be offered despite concerns that there is a lack of evidence regarding their effectiveness and reports of both Scottish and international studies regarding possible high risks.


Current Status: Expected Answer date 01/05/2017

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), what its response is to concerns that the final mesh report does not make clear that the EU classifies mesh as "high-risk".


Current Status: Expected Answer date 01/05/2017

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), in light of the patients' survey suggesting that over 70% continue to experience pain, including after the implant has been removed, for what reason the final mesh report recommends that such surgery can take place.


Current Status: Expected Answer date 01/05/2017

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 chapter six of the final report suggests that mesh procedures are better than non-mesh ones.


Current Status: Expected Answer date 01/05/2017

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.


Current Status: Expected Answer date 01/05/2017

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), whether it will bring forward a proposal for a Parliamentary debate on the final mesh report.


Current Status: Expected Answer date 01/05/2017