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 was passed on 25 January 2022 and became an Act on 03 March 2022
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 ended Stage 1 on 24 November 2021
The lead committee for this Bill is the Health, Social Care and Sport 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 responses to the consultation on Citizen Space.
The deadline for making a submission was 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.
Letter from Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care regarding the procurement exercise for mesh removal services.
Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care to Convener
The lead committee published its report on 16 November 2021
MSPs vote on the general principles of the Bill.