On Wednesday 26th January from 10:30-12:00, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for First Do No Harm (APPG FDNH) held a virtual public meeting on the topic of redress schemes for those who have suffered avoidable harm linked to pelvic mesh, sodium valproate and Primodos.
This meeting was an opportunity to hear from representatives of various patient groups about what victims need and what they are missing from current support mechanisms. Officers and members of the APPG FDNH also provided an update on the Health and Care Bill, which passed through Committee in the House of Lords earlier that month.
The meeting was Chaired by Baroness Cumberlege (Co-Chair, APPG FDNH), joined on a virtual panel by representatives of the following patient groups, as well as Officers and members of the APPG FDNH:
- Sling the Mesh
- Association for Children Damaged by Hormone Pregnancy Tests (ACDHPT)
- Independent Fetal Anti-Convulsant Trust (IN-FACT)
Attendees had the opportunity to put forward questions during the meeting and were invited to follow the event on social media by using #Redress and #FirstDoNoHarm.
To view a recording of the session please see below or click here