Experiences of the Complex Mesh Surgical Service

Closed 24 Mar 2023

Opened 10 Feb 2023


The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee is looking into people’s experiences of the Complex Mesh Surgical Service.

The Complex Mesh Surgical Service, hosted by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, is the nationally designated centre in Scotland for women with transvaginal mesh complications (this survey does not apply where mesh has been used in other parts of the body, for example, hernia repair).

As part of the Committee’s scrutiny of the Transvaginal Mesh Removal (Cost Reimbursement) (Scotland) Bill, it committed to review how the Complex Mesh Surgical Service supports people.

MSPs want to find out about people’s experiences based on their interaction with the service so far.

The survey contains questions about the following areas:

  1. About you
  2. Your symptoms
  3. Referral and access
  4. Mesh removal surgery
  5. Support following your surgery
  6. Issues and more information

Individual responses to this survey will not be published. Instead, the Committee will publish an anonymous summary of responses which will inform its scrutiny of the service.

How to submit your views

Please submit your views using the online submission form, linked to below.

We welcome written views in English, Gaelic, Scots or any other language. 

The call for views closes on Friday 24 March 2023.


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