Call for Evidence

Closed 30 Mar 2018

Opened 5 Feb 2018


The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport has commissioned Professor Alison Britton, of Glasgow Caledonian University, to carry out an independent review of processes involved in the below mentioned report. It will not re-examine the outcomes or recommendations of the Independent Review.

The Scottish Independent Review of the Use, Safety and Efficacy of Transvaginal Mesh Implants in the Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse in Women

This review will include consideration and comparison of processes adopted in other similar reviews in health, and will also make recommendations for conducting such reviews in the future. The remit of this review can be seen here.

Call for Evidence

This review will examine other examples and approaches adopted when conducting an investigation in health topics. The members of this review are therefore interested in the processes relating to the establishment, management and support of independent reviews in Scotland and elsewhere.  Review members are  keen to hear from anyone who can assist with our work, in particular, persons and organisations with personal or professional experience relating to independent health related reviews. Professor Britton therefore issues this public call for written submissions.


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