The PIP Implants Scotland campaign group will continue to push the government for answers despite having their request for a public inquiry rejected.
Campaigners who have been affected by the faulty PIP breast implants hoped to convince Scottish Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon to back their call for a public inquiry into the scandal.
It is estimated that 4,000 women in Scotland have received the implants that were filled with non-medical grade silicone and have been linked to increased rupture rates and other health issues.
PIP Implants Campaign Group Disappointed With Outcome of Talks
In a statement after the meeting at Scottish Parliament, Trisha Devine, a spokeswoman for the campaign group, expressed her disappointment that there would be no immediate inquiry in Scotland.
“We’ve been campaigning tirelessly and prepared a very strong case for an independent, transparent and comprehensive public inquiry into the scandal,” she said.
“We’re disappointed that Nicola Sturgeon has not committed the Scottish Government to a full public inquiry into the issue, but today’s discussion was productive. We look forward to continuing our conversation with the Health Secretary in the coming weeks.”
Ms Devine had previously paid £4,000 for her breast implants through Transform Medical Group in 2004. She has not suffered ill health as a result and Transform has offered to provide free scans to any women affected.
A spokesperson for the Scottish Government stated that although they were supportive of the campaign group, they would not be committing to a public inquiry as ‘Scotland is already involved in three UK-wide inquiries into the use of PIP implants’.
The spokesperson did add that the government would continue ‘to work with the group to address their concerns’.
Last month a UK review into the matter stated that health regulators and the UK Government had ‘serious lessons’ to learn about communicating concerns about medical products.
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