Mesh Information Leaflets

Patient Decision Aid for Treating Complications from Mesh used to treat Stress Urinary Incontinence. View PDF

Patient Decision Aid for Treating Complications from Mesh used to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse. View PDF

Removal of a trans-obturator mesh sling or single incision mini-sling (Download PDF)

Removal of a retopubic mesh sling (Download PDF)

For Patients

Removal of Vaginal mesh for prolapse (Download PDF)

Removal of Abdominal mesh for Pelvic organ prolapse and rectal prolapse (Download PDF)

Mesh Complication Centres

These centres will provide management of continence and prolapse mesh complications, with the engagement of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT). This includes surgeons, physicians, imaging specialists, nurses, pain specialists, physiotherapists, and clinical psychologists


NHS England and NHS Improvement are responsible for commissioning specialised services for women with complications of mesh inserted for urinary incontinence and vaginal prolapse. Each specialised centre treats women with complex mesh for a geographical region local to them. The specialised Mesh Centres appointed by NHS England and NHS Improvement are:

  • Cambridge University Hospital NHS FT
  • Manchester University NHS FT
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS FT
  • Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS FT
  • University College Hospitals NHS FT
  • University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
  • University Hospital Southampton NHS
  • North Bristol NHS Trust


The Complex Mesh Surgical Service hosted by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (GG&C) is the nationally designated centre in Scotland for women with mesh complications. The GG&C service forms part of the UK network of centres and is recognised for its clinical expertise in this field. This service is located in:

  • Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow

Northern Ireland

The complex mesh centre in Belfast is the nationally designated centre for women with mesh complications. This Mesh Centre has a multidisciplinary team (MDT) of experts, to meet the needs of women from across Northern Ireland. All women with mesh complications who may require surgery are being referred to the Mesh Centre in Belfast Trust to ensure they receive a consistent service regardless of where they live in Northern Ireland. This service is located in:

  • Belfast Health & Social Care Trust


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