Dear Baroness Cumberledge and the rest of the review team, I’m writing to highlight some recent developments in awareness of chronic UTI and antibiotic resistance as featured in The Guardian a few weeks ago https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/society/2019/oct/04/rise-in-persistent-urinary-tract-infections-could-be-linked-to-antibiotics-crackdown As you may remember, I had my first visit with Professor James Malone Lee prior to our meeting last June. […]Read More Letter to the IMMDS Review Team about crisis in UTI (urinary tract infections) management for mesh injured patients.
“As embodied species, we share a common vulnerability emerging from the condition of living in bodies and in time. But, importantly, vulnerability is also socially, politically, and economically created and differentially imposed. An acknowledgement of vulnerability, both shared and produced, can open a space of interconnection as well as a platform for responsiveness […]Read More Vulnerability and Resistance: Creativity turns Pain into Power.
Last week, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced a review into the vaginal mesh health scandal along with two other serious health scandals, the pregnancy test Primodos and epilepsy drug Sodium Valproate. Awareness of the mesh health scandal had largely gone unnoticed and unreported here in the UK until last year when campaign […]Read More STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO ANNOUNCEMENT OF REVIEW OF MESH HEALTH SCANDAL.
***For the attention of Lord O’Shaughnessy, Lord Hunt, Baroness McIntosh, Baroness Jolly, Lord Patel and Baroness Tonge *** Dear Lords and Ladies, I am grateful to you all for your contributions to the review of the safety of pelvic mesh implants in the House of Lords last week, on Tuesday 6th February […]Read More Letter to Government: Mesh Health Scandal
I spend so much time in bed because of the debility I suffer as a result of mesh complications. It can lead to feelings of isolation and at times, despair. In the last few years I have been working on my resistance and resilience in a bid to get some quality of life […]Read More Creative Resistance: Deconstructing polypropylene rope.
I have been working on some art work in the last few months. I decided to work with polypropylene rope, which is the same material used to make mesh medical devices. This is the same plastic that is polluting our oceans and destroying marine life. Just think for a moment how you […]Read More Creative Resistance – Mesh Activism Gets Creative.
***For The Attention of Health Minister Jackie Doyle Price, and members of The Parliamentary Debate on Vaginal Mesh Implants to be held on 18/10/17.*** Corruption, an undeniable reality in healthcare, is arguably the most serious ethical crisis in the sector today. It is multidimensional in nature and includes multiple stakeholders (Rodwin, M.A., 2012). From the […]Read More Letter to government: mesh scandal corruption.