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Transvaginal Mesh Removal (Cost Reimbursement) (Scotland) Bill


Some people have paid private healthcare costs to have their transvaginal mesh implant removed.

This Bill would allow the Government to set up a scheme which could pay back those costs to people. This could include travel costs and hotel accommodation paid for in relation to the surgery.

The scheme could also cover other details, such as:

  • who can apply
  • how to apply
  • time limits on applying

The Bill is at Stage 1


Stage 1 - General principles

Committees examine the Bill and gather views. They produce reports before MSPs debate the Bill in the Chamber. MSPs then decide on the purpose (“general principles”) of the Bill.

The Bill is at Stage 1

Committee Examination

The lead committee for this Bill is the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Find out more about this committee

Submit your views

The Committee wants to hear views on the Bill. It is particularly interested in hearing from individuals that have been affected by transvaginal mesh, support groups and organisations on implementation and reimbursement as set out in the Bill. Individuals who have been affected by transvaginal mesh in Scotland will also be able to provide additional, confidential information to the Committee if they wish to do so.

You can read the questions and respond to the consultation on Citizen Space.

The deadline for making a submission is 5pm on Wednesday 13 October 2021.

Please note that in most cases your written submission will be published on the Scottish Parliament's website and may be quoted in the Committee's report or in Committee meetings (which are public and broadcast). If you have been affected by transvaginal mesh in Scotland, there is an option to submit anonymously should you wish to do so.

Before making a submission, please read our privacy notice about submitting your views to a Committee. This tells you about how we process your personal data.


The correspondence the Committee sent and received while the Bill progressed through Parliament.

Transvaginal Mesh Removal (Cost Reimbursement) (Scotland) Bill

Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care to Convener

Read all the correspondence received on this Bill