The Health and Social Care Alliance (the ALLIANCE) is undertaking independent engagement work to capture the lived experience of women who have experienced or are experiencing complications following Transvaginal Mesh Surgery.
This engagement is building on previous initiatives, all experiences shared will contribute to and inform an engagement report which will be submitted to the Scottish Government to apprise future options. The ALLIANCE are using a variety of engagement methods including:
Pop-up cafes: In order to give as many people the opportunity to share their experiences and be involved in this process, we will be holding four pop-up cafes across Scotland in Aberdeen, Dumfries and Galloway, Edinburgh, and Glasgow.
Each pop-up cafe will give people an opportunity to drop-in at a time convenient to them to find out more about the work and to talk to the ALLIANCE staff members about participating in the consultation. In addition, there is the option to participate in a one hour focus group between 1:00 and 2:00 pm, which aims to support open, respectful discussion of experiences.
As these are drop-in sessions, there is no need to register, however, please feel free to phone or email if you have any access requirements or questions.
Details for Edinburgh pop-up cafe:
19th August, 11am-7pm
Jurys Inn, 43 Jeffrey St, EH1 1DH
One to one interviews: If you, or anyone you know would wish to share their experience, please call our dedicated line on 07872 149588. You can view our privacy and consent form here.
Online survey: If you, or anyone you know would like to share their experience, but would feel more comfortable doing so online, please use this survey link.