I was absolutely delighted by this week’s news that after years of being disregarded, campaigners for compensation for the victims of Primodos hormone pregnancy testing have made a huge break through. I’ve been championing this issue in Parliament on behalf of my constituents Susan and Christine for 5 years. Hormone pregnancy tests were used in the ‘60s and early ‘70s and have been linked to miscarriage and disability in babies, but without any recognition or apology for those affected. This report from Baroness Cumberlege, entitled First Do No Harm, finally clarifies the links, and calls for compensation. As I have said all along to those affected – I believe you – and am delighted this injustice has been formally acknowledged. The review also covers the harm done by vaginal mesh and anti-epilepsy medication, and raises serious questions about women’s concerns being dismissed by medics and authorities over decades. This must never be repeated. You can read more here.

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