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  1. Content Article
    "My Lords, it is always a great pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Addington, because he always says something of real interest; today was no exception, and I congratulate him on that. I declare my interests, which are in the Lords’ register. I will be brief. I want to focus on one issue that is related to our healthcare system. As we know, the NHS is under great pressure, with a workforce crisis, the impact of Covid and a huge backlog of patients awaiting treatment. Yet we also know that the NHS is capable of great things: it saves and improves lives, and it enables us to live our l
  2. Content Article
    The evaluation found that: a restorative approach met substantive, psychological, and procedural needs during the Listening and Understanding phase of the project. Most participants said their dignity was preserved, their experience was validated, and their communications were respectful. the massive extent of harm and injury after surgical mesh procedures was powerfully communicated. This inspired the responsible parties to collaborate and undertake actions for repair and prevention. many consumers were largely unaware of progress on the 19 actions that resulted from the P
  3. Content Article
    In 2005, while in a consultation about an unrelated problem, my gynaecologist asked me whether I ever experienced incontinence. When I said that occasionally I did, very slightly, while exercising, he suggested I have a transvaginal mesh inserted while I was having a coil fitted. It would “future proof” me against incontinence and I would be in and out of hospital in a day. So without thinking much of it, I agreed to the surgery. That was a mistake that I have bitterly regretted for the past 17 years; I have never been well since I had that surgery. Straight afterwards, I had a UTI, the
  4. Content Article
    Through the proposals outlined in this consultation the MHRA aims to: actively manage conflicts of interest and associated issues of gifts, hospitality, other payments and influence. proactively support individuals to ensure that they know what is and is not acceptable – to prevent wrongdoing from occurring. provide the public with accessible information so that they can see what is happening and, where appropriate, ask questions. take firm and decisive action when individual wrongdoing is discovered – including where appropriate, disciplinary action.
  5. News Article
    Medical devices are one major weak point in health care cybersecurity, and both the US Congress and the Food and Drug Administration took steps towards closing that gap this week —Congress with a proposed bill and the FDA with new draft guidelines for device makers on how they should build devices that are less likely to be hacked. Devices like infusion pumps or imaging machines that are connected to the internet can be targets for hacks. Those attacks can siphon off patient data or put their safety directly at risk. Experts consistently find that devices in use today have vulnerabilities
  6. News Article
    Campaigners found to have been harmed by medical products have written to the health secretary warning that government inaction is "causing pain and destroying lives" by ignoring review recommendations. Some 18 months ago, an independent review recommended financial help for people damaged by some products and drugs that had been prescribed by UK doctors. The government - which set up the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review in the first place - has chosen to ignore several of its recommendations. Alleged victims of vaginal mesh, and the drugs valproate and Pr
  7. Content Article
    Dear Maria Caulfield, We are writing as a collective to represent our three campaign groups, because while our members all have very differing needs, we share a common view that the recommendations of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety (IMMDS) Review need to be implemented in full, as soon as possible, as time is running out for people who desperately need help. We want to thank you for your attendance at the recent Westminster Hall debate, and hope this represents the beginning of a new approach from the government on its response to the report published in July
  8. Content Article
    One of the three areas of patient harm investigated by the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety (IMMDS) Review (also known as the Cumberlege Review) related to implanted pelvic mesh. Complications with mesh implants can have a life-changing impact, resulting in severe and chronic pain, infections, reduced mobility, sexual difficulties, autoimmune issues and psychological strain. The Review made a number of recommendations in regard to the shocking scale of avoidable harm experienced by mesh-injured patients, including the establishment of a network of specialist centres that c
  9. News Article
    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning healthcare providers, parents and caregivers of pediatric patients (children) who receive enteral feeding that there is a risk of strangulation from the use of enteral feeding delivery sets. The feeding set tubing can become wrapped around a child’s neck and cause strangulation or death. The FDA has received reports of two toddlers who died after being strangled by the tubing. Recommendations for parents and caregivers of children who use enteral feeding delivery sets: Be aware that the feeding set tubing can get wrapped around
  10. Content Article
    The Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety (IMMDS) Review The IMMDS Review, chaired by Baroness Julia Cumberlege, examined the response of the healthcare system in England to the harmful side effects of three medical interventions: Hormone pregnancy tests, Sodium valproate and Pelvic mesh implants. These interventions had resulted in a truly shocking degree of avoidable harm to patients over a period of decades. This Review resulted in the publication of the First Do No Harm report (also known as the Cumberlege Report) on the 9 July 2020, which outlined findings from this Re
  11. Content Article
    Key findings of the report: 45% of children with type 1 diabetes could not access their normal level of healthcare support during the pandemic. This rose to 63% for adults living with the condition, significantly higher than people who have other health conditions Many living with type 1 diabetes said that the Covid crisis has taken a toll on their physical and mental health Patients given type 1 diabetes technology choices before the pandemic felt better able to manage their condition during the crisis Despite the major disruption to type 1 diabetes healthcare, 58% o
  12. News Article
    Anne Monie is one of hundreds of Scottish women to have suffered painful, life-changing side effects from mesh implants. She was fit and healthy when she went to her doctor with anterior prolapse and mild stress incontinence in 2010. But an operation to fit transvaginal mesh left her in agony. With nowhere to turn for help in Scotland, the 69-year-old spent £19,000 travelling to the US to get her implant removed. Anne spoke to BBC Scotland as the Scottish Parliament looks set to pass a bill which would see her and others reimbursed for the cost of private surgery. That may