Oral Hearings


The Review's oral hearings provide an opportunity for those invited to attend to tell us what they think we need to know, and to answer the Review's questions.

Oral hearings are not open to the public but the proceedings will be video recorded and available via the Review's website shortly after each session.

We expect that hearings will run from November 2018 to March 2019, though that timeframe may be extended.

Below is the list of hearings currently scheduled. Details of later hearings will be available here in due course

20th November

  • Session 1: FACSaware
  • Session 2: Young people affected by valproate
  • Session 3: Organisation for Anti-Convulsant Syndrome (OACS) and OACS Ireland

21st November

  • Session 1: Mashed up by Mesh
  • Session 2: Mesh UK Charitable Trust
  • Session 3: Meshies United Group UK
  • Session 4: Mesh Ireland
  • Session 5: Welsh Mesh Support Group
  • Session 6: Scottish Mesh Survivors

26th November

  • Session 1: Association for Children Damaged by Hormone Pregnancy Tests (ACDHPT)
  • Session 2: Jason Farrell
  • Session 3: Dr Jesse Olszynko-Gryn
  • Session 4: INFACT and Fetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome Association (FACSA)
  • Session 5: Dr Rebecca Bromley, Professor Jill Clayton-Smith and Professor Peter Turnpenny

27th November

  • Session 1: Sling the Mesh
  • Session 2: Dr Wael Agur and Ms Suzie Elneil
  • Session 3: Myra Robson
  • Session 4: Professor Carl Heneghan
  • Session 5: Professor Carl Heneghan
  • Session 6: Professor John Abraham
  • Session 7: Professor Neil Vargesson