At the UK Houses of Parliament, Professor Carl Heneghan spoke at a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group into mesh. The meeting is reported in CAMBS Times.
The Guardian reports on a Houses of Parliament meeting:
“With thalidomide you could see the visual representation. [With mesh] you can’t see it,” Heneghan told the meeting. “We should have a public enquiry."
In a BMJ editorial, Surgical mesh and patient safety Carl Heneghan and Fiona Godlee refer to NICE guidance on mesh and call for a patient register of implants.
The Guardian reports: Vaginal mesh should be offered as last resort, health officials:
"Carl Heneghan, who previously called for a public inquiry into the use of mesh, said: “We’ve been far too quick to resort to surgery as a first choice when it should have been a last chance and as a consequence many women have suffered harm.” Heneghan described the guidelines as “step in the right direction”.
"Replacement hips and vaginal mesh products sold to hospitals without any …. of investigations overseen by the MHRA at a time when complaints are soaring. … Carl Heneghan, a professor of evidence-based medicine at the…"