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RCOG statement in response to the announcement by the IMMDS Review on use of surgical mesh

News 10 July 2018

Please attribute the following statement to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG):

“The RCOG awaits further detail around an announcement that there will be a temporary halt around the use of surgical mesh for stress urinary incontinence.

“The RCOG remains committed to ensuring safety of surgical procedures for women and will keep its members informed of any further developments that arise.

“It is equally important that women who need this treatment are not precluded from receiving it.

"The RCOG is committed to working with others to meet the conditions set out by the review."


Note to Editors

Announcement by the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review.

The RCOG mesh webpage brings together a number of resources to help women and healthcare professionals about the use of mesh. For more information, please visit the website.

For media enquiries, please contact the RCOG press office on 020 7045 6773 or email

About the RCOG
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is a medical charity that champions the provision of high quality women’s healthcare in the UK and beyond. It is dedicated to encouraging the study and advancing the science and practice of obstetrics and gynaecology. It does this through postgraduate medical education and training and the publication of clinical guidelines and reports on aspects of the specialty and service provision.