Transvaginal Mesh Removal (Cost Reimbursement) (Scotland) Bill

Closed 13 Oct 2021

Opened 1 Sep 2021

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Humza Yousaf MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care introduced the Transvaginal Mesh Removal (Cost Reimbursement) (Scotland) Bill in the Scottish Parliament on the 23 June 2021.

The Bill seeks to refund individuals who paid for private surgery to remove transvaginal mesh from their body. It is to include the costs of removal surgery and reasonable connected expenses.

The call for views will close on 13 October 2021.

What does the Committee want to know?

The Committee is keen to hear views on the Bill and on the following questions:

  • Do you support the aims of the Bill?
  • Would you like to see any changes to the Bill? If so, what?
  • Can you see any issues with implementation of the Bill or the way the costs will be reimbursed?
  • Does the Bill adequately address how reimbursement will be administered? Does it take account of how finance to pay for treatment was raised (for example, via ‘crowdfunding’)?
  • Do you think that the costs as set in the Financial Memorandum are a reasonable estimate?
  • Do you have any other comments on the provisions set out in the Bill?

Individuals who have been affected by transvaginal mesh in Scotland will be able to provide additional, confidential information to the Committee if they wish to do so.

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 13 October 2021.


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