BSUG Actions following the Recommendations of the IMMDS Review

Following the publication of the IMMDS Report on the 8th July, the British Society of Urogynaecology have had an opportunity to deliberate and take steps to address the recommendations. There are obviously some recommendations that are out with our remit but we would like share what we are doing. We wish to make this an open and transparent process and ensure patients and public bodies have access to any actions taken. By doing so we hope to demonstrate our commitment to ensuring that all recommendations are met in a timely manner to the satisfaction of patients who have suffered harm from the use of mesh. Download further information here

BSUG apology in response to the Report of Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review 

Dr Swati Jha, Chair of BSUG, said:

“BSUG wishes to offer its heartfelt regret and apologise for the considerable harm women have experienced from the use of mesh for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. We know this has had a profound effect on women’s physical health and mental wellbeing.

On behalf of the profession, we are sorry women were not listened to and wish to work with women to address their concerns.

We are reflecting on how our organisation can work closely with women to repair lost trust and ensure that we make the right changes to protect all of our patients in the future. We will be taking forward the recommendations made in the report.

The aims of BSUG is to encourage the study and management of female pelvic floor dysfunction, urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and faecal incontinence. We will continue to offer training , education and research that enhances the care of women.”

The report of the IMMDS Review "First Do No Harm" is published July 8th 2020. (Mesh covered on page 138)

The report of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review

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RCOG and BSUG welcome publication of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review (PDF Download here)


Closing date for ACCEA 5pm on Thursday 7th May 2020, at 5pm.

Closing date for requesting BSUG citations Monday, 6th April 2020.

The latest round of National Clinical Excellence Awards opens on Friday 13th March 2020 and will close at 5pm on Thursday 7th May 2020, at 5pm.

The BSUG is a specialist society recognised by the ACCEA and can provide citations in support of applicants applying for a national clinical excellence award in England.

Please submit your completed CEA application form (available once the round opens on Friday 13th March 2020) from ACCEA website and BSUG contribution form to the BSUG Secretariat at by 10.00am on Monday, 6th April 2020.

This will give enough time for the BSUG ACCEA committee to meet and discuss applications, arrange and submit citations before the close of ACCEA online submissions. Forms and further information can be found below.

ACCEA website. BSUG Contribution form download here (Word doc).

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