Episcissors-60 are adapted surgical scissors made from stainless steel used to perform an incision for mediolateral episiotomies.
Status In progress
Process MT
ID number 457

Provisional Schedule

Expected publication 30 January 2020

Project Team

Project lead Faye Sheldon

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External assessment group Cedar
Manufacturers MEDINVENT
Others Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI)
  Association of Healthcare Technology Providers for Imaging, Radiotherapy and Care (AXrEM)
  Boston Scientific
  Department of Health and Social Care
  Devices for Dignity
  Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership
  Healthcare Improvement Scotland
  HealthTech Alliance
  Johnson & Johnson Medical Ltd
  Medical Technology Group
  Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
  NHS England
  The British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA)
  WellBeing of Women
  Baby Lifeline
  Birth Trauma Association (BTA)
  Disability, Pregnancy & Parenthood international (DPPi)
  Multiple Births Foundation
  National Childbirth Trust (NCT)
  Tommy's - The Baby Charity
  Twins and Multiple Births Association (TAMBA)
  PANDAS Foundation
Professional groups British Maternal & Fetal Medicine Society (BMFMS)
  Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  Royal College of Midwives
  British Society of Urogynaecology
  British Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Andrology


Key events during the development of the guidance:

Date Update
16 December 2019 Resolution
15 November 2019 Committee meeting: 2
04 October 2019 - 01 November 2019 Draft guidance
13 September 2019 Committee meeting: 1
20 May 2019 Scope published
25 March 2019 Stakeholder registration opens

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