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PE1865: Suspend all surgical mesh and fixation devices

Petition summary

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to suspend the use of all surgical mesh and fixation devices while:

  • a review of all surgical procedures which use polyester, polypropylene or titanium is carried out
  • guidelines for the surgical use of mesh are established

Petitioner: Roseanna Clarkin and Lauren McDougall

Status: Under consideration

Date published: 17 May 2021

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Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee Consideration

SPICe briefing

301.3KB pdf posted 13 July 2021

Comittee meetings

8 September 2021: The Committee agreed to invite the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care to give evidence at a future meeting.

Official report of meeting 8 September 2021

6 October 2021: The Committee took evidence from Maree Todd MSP, Minister for Public Health, Womens Health and Sport, David Bishop, Mesh Team Leader, Terry O’Kelly, Senior Medical Advisor, Scottish Government. The Committee agreed to consider the evidence heard at a future meeting.

Official Report of Meeting 6 October 2021

17 November 2021: The Committee agreed to write to the Minister for Public Health, Women’s Health and Sport and Shouldice Hospital.  

Official Report of Meeting 17 November 2021

2 February 2022: The Committee agreed to invite the Minister for Public Health, Women’s Health and Sport to give further evidence to the Committee. It also agreed to invite the Chief Medical Officer and Shouldice Hospital to give evidence.

Official Report of Meeting 2 February 2022

Written submissions

PE1865/A: Ray Taylor submission of 13 June 2021

PE1865/B: James Snell submission of 17 June 2021

PE1865/C: Iana Buckley submission of 17 June 2021

PE1865/D: Elizabeth Cunningham submission of 17 June 2021

PE1865/E: Norma Roberts submission of 19 June 2021

PE1865/F: Kathleen Wilson submission of 19 June 2021

PE1865/G: Cathleen Macleod submission of 19 June 2021

PE1865/H: Shadia Hernandez submission of 19 June 2021

PE1865/I: Anonymous submission of 25 June 2021

PE1865/J: Anonymous submission of 25 June 2021

PE1865/K: Anonymous submission of 25 June 2021

PE1865/L: Michelle Cree submission of 25 June 2021

PE1865/M: Isobel Mclafferty submission of 25 June 2021

PE1865/N: Anonymous submission of 25 June 2021

PE1865/O: Agnes Thomson submission of 25 June 2021

PE1865/P Anonymous submission of 25 June 2021

PE1865/Q: Fiona Robinson submission of 25 June 2021

PE1865/R: Fiona Stephenson submission of 25 June 2021

PE1865/S: Maureen Kane submission of 26 June 2021

PE1865/T: Lesley Hughes submission of 27 June 2021

PE1865/U: Graham Bute submission of 29 June 2021

PE1865/V: Amy Hughes submission of 29 June 2021

PE1865/W: Margaret Thomson submission of 29 June 2021

PE1865/X: Patricia Conlon submission of 29 June 2021

PE1865/Y: Anonymous submission of 30 June 2021

PE1865/Z: Nicole MacNiven submission of 2 July 2021

PE1865/AA: Marie Steele submission of 2 July 2021

PE1865/BB: Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care submission of 2 July 2021

PE1865/CC: Anne Monie submission of 2 July 2021

PE1865/DD: Grace Kilna submission of 7 July 2021

PE1865/EE: Marie Dolan submission of 7 July 2021

PE1865/FF: Dawn Kennedy submission of 7 July 2021

PE1865/GG: Julie Barr submission of 7 July 2021

PE1865/HH: Cindy Gray submission of 7 July 2021

PE1865/II: Anonymous submission of 7 July 2021

PE1865/KK: Adele Newton submission of 7 July 2021

PE1865/LL: Cathie Maison submission of 7 July 2021

PE1865/MM: Debbie Millar submission of 7 July 2021

PE1865/NN: John Mcfadden submission of 7 July 2021

PE1865/OO: Anonymous submission of 19 July 2021

PE1865/PP: June Mackay submission of 19 July 2021

PE1865/QQ: Carole Coutts submission of 19 July 2021

PE1865/RR: Yvonne Cameron submission of 19 July 2021

PE1865/SS: Brendan Clarkin submission of 23 July 2021

PE1865/TT: Jacqueline Boyle submission of 26 July 2021

PE1865/UU: Jennifer Radema submission of 26 July 2021

PE1865/VV: Jacqui Shaw submission of 26 July 2021

PE1865/WW: Jennifer Snowden submission of 26 July 2021

PE1865/XX: Anonymous submission of 26 July 2021

PE1865/YY: Jacqueline Mitchell submission of 26 July 2021

PE1865/ZZ: Marian Kenny submission of 26 July 2021

PE1865/AAA: June Connolly submission of 26 July 2021

PE1865/BBB: David Hardy submission of 26 July 2021

PE1865/CCC: Jacqueline Thomson submission of 26 July 2021

PE1865/DDD: Anonymous submission of 26 July 2021

PE1865/EEE: Anonymous submission of 26 July 2021

PE1865/FFF: Antonia McCulloch submission of 26 July 2021

PE1865/GGG: Melvin Clarke submission of 27 July 2021

PE1865/HHH: Jean Sutherland submission of 28 July 2021

PE1865/III: Petitioner submission of 28 July 2021

PE1865/JJJ: Petitioner submission of 29 July 2021

PE1865/KKK: Gillian Watt submission of 29 July 2021

PE1865/LLL: David Ellis submission of 29 July 2021

PE1865/MMM: David Ellis submission of 29 July 2021

PE1865/NNN: Petitioner submission of 4 August 2021

PE1865/OOO: Elaine Anderson submission of 9 August 2021

PE1865/PPP: Marion Garland submission of 23 August 2021

PE1865/QQQ: Martin O’Neill submission of 1 September 2021

PE1865/RRR: Petitioner submission of 2 September 2021

PE1865/SSS: Anonymous submission of 21 September 2021

PE1865/TTT: Petitioner submission of 6 September 2021

PE1865/UUU: Anne Monie submission of 10 November 2021 

PE1865/VVV: Petitioner submission of 12 November 2021

PE1865/WWW: Minister for Public Health, Women’s Health and Sport submission of 9 December 2021

PE1865/XXX: Shouldice Hospital submission dated 10 January 2022

PE1865/YYY: Sling The Mesh submission of 26 January 2022

PE1865/ZZZ: Petitioner submission of 25 January 2022

PE1865/AAAA :Martin O’Neill submission of 26 January 2022

PE1865/BBBB: Petitioner submission of 27 January 2022

PE1865/EEEE: Adele Newton submission of 2 February 2022 52.9KB pdf posted 25 March 2022

PE1865/FFFF: Minister for Public Health, Women’s Health and Sport submission of 7 March 2022 135.8KB pdf posted 25 March 2022

PE1865/GGGG - Martin O’Neill submission of 8 May 2022 67.8KB pdf posted 09 May 2022