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Carl heneghan 2 © © Nasir Hamid

Carl Heneghan is Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine at Oxford and has been analysing evidence used for approval of the riskiest medical devices – those implanted in the body.

Metal, hips, breast implants, mesh, sterilisation implants have created considerable harm and have been made available often with little, or no, evidence. How can this be? It’s because current regulation permits it.

Carl has worked undercover with the Telegraph and Dutch TV to test approval, with the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show he highlighted failings in the Essure implant, he is an All Parliamentary Mesh group member calling for a ban on mesh and with the BMJ and Panorama he is working on the failing device regulation system.

If you are interested in how you can turn a tangerine net into a viable implantable mesh device product then this skeptics talk is for you.

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Forthcoming events

The Research Cycle PPI Workshops 2019

Public Event

Monday, 07 January 2019 to Tuesday, 31 December 2019, 12am - 1am

The NIHR CLAHRC Oxford, Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre will be running a series of eight workshops in 2019 for patients and members of the public.

IV Workshop on Migration, Health and Well-Being

Sunday, 05 May 2019 to Monday, 06 May 2019

Department Open Meeting

Open Meeting

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 11am to 12pm

Department Open Meeting with Q&A

Open Meeting

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 11am to 12pm

American-European Health Economics Study Group - IV Edition

Wednesday, 03 July 2019 to Thursday, 04 July 2019

This study group provides a forum for bringing together graduates and researchers who wish to discuss their work-in-progress in any area of health economics.

Department Open Meeting

Open Meeting

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 11am to 12pm