Other referral information
UCLH has over 15 years’ experience as a leading centre for the treatment of mesh complications and mesh removal.
The London Complex Mesh Centre (LCMC) was set up in 2021 in response to NHS England’s call for the provision of care for women experiencing complications after pelvic mesh insertion for continence and prolapse in a multi-disciplinary setting. It is one of several regional centres, which has been set up to ensure women receive specialist, multi-disciplinary and holistic care in the treatment of mesh complications.
The scope of the service is to cover the management of all pelvic mesh complications, outlined in the NHS England specification, with the engagement of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT). This includes surgeons, physicians, imaging specialists, nurses, pain specialists, physiotherapists, and clinical psychologists.
We recognise that Every Woman is Different and thus every stage of patient treatment is determined by a team of experts working closely together to provide individualised care.
The LCMC at UCLH will look after patients from London and the South-East and will be open to receive appropriate tertiary patient referrals from 1st July 2021.
The first step is to be referred into the service. Each referral is then triaged, assessed, and if accepted will be managed through our specially designed multi-disciplinary clinical care pathway.
The other specialised Mesh Centres appointed by NHS England and NHS Improvement include:
• Cambridge University Hospital NHS FT
• Manchester University NHS FT
• Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS FT
• Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
• Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS FT
• University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Each specialist centre will treat women with complex mesh for a geographical region local to them.