The Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review

The Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review is Chaired by Baroness Julia Cumberlege CBE DL.

In February 2018, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, announced a review into how the health system responds to reports from patients about harmful side effects from medicines and medical devices. The announcement in the House of Commons follows patient-led campaigns on the use of the hormone pregnancy test Primodos, anti-epileptic drug sodium valproate and surgical mesh. 

This website will be updated with information as the Review goes about its work.

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Click here to read the announcement from the Secretary of State


Statement from NHS England:

“NHS England supports the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review and encourages GPs and community pharmacies to display the poster to encourage those people affected to have their say.”

Click here to download the poster


Our concern over partial mesh removals

When last year we started to meet women and hear their stories of terrible suffering following the insertion of pelvic mesh, we were shocked and deeply moved. We needed to stop more women being exposed to the risk of such harm. We said the use of mesh for stress urinary incontinence had to be paused immediately, and it was.