Medical Device Alert - GOV.UK

8 March, 2019

Manufactured by C.R. Bard (Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD)) – surgical mesh for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is being withdrawn from hospitals and distribution centres.

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Bard has chosen to stop production and distribution of these devices. They are removing all urogynaecological mesh products from hospitals and distribution centres.

Bard has taken the decision to stop production of these devices as part of its business strategy. We understand from Bard’s explanation that they are stopping production rather than continuing to invest in clinical data to support additional EU requirements. Therefore, implanted devices don’t need to be removed and no additional follow-up is required for patients implanted with these devices.

We have continued to work closely with NHS England, NICE and professional bodies, and we are all committed to helping address the serious concerns raised by women who have experienced complications with mesh devices.


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