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PIP Breast Implants: Web Forum on Patient Experiences

HC 435, Second Report of Session 2012-13 - Report, Together with Formal Minutes

House of Commons - Health Committee
TSO (The Stationery Office)

'PIP Breast Implants: Web Forum on Patient Experiences (HC 435)' follows on from the Health Committee's inquiry in February 2012 into 'PIP Breast Implants and Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions (HC 1816)' (listed below). The Committee concluded that all possible evidence, including patient-reported experiences, must be gathered and analysed in order to inform the policy response to the issue. The Government response to that report (listed below) is not commented upon here.

The timescale of the earlier inquiry did not allow evidence to be taken directly from those women affected.

The Committee therefore established a web forum where women with PIP implants could explain:

  • how they had learned about the issues;

  • what they had been told about their implants when they were provided;

  • their experiences with their private providers once they had discovered they had PIP implants; and

  • the support they received privately or from the NHS in having the implants removed or replaced.

The web forum was open for comments during May 2012. By the time the forum closed to new comments on 31 May 2012, 194 women had registered with the forum and left 279 posts. By 24 June 2012 the forum had received over 4, 230 page views. This report summarises the responses received on the forum.

Extent 25 pages ISBN 9780215046062
Size A4 Price £8.50
Format Paperback Published 02 Jul 2012
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