Tell us about an interventional procedure you think should be assessed by NICE.

Notify new procedures

A new procedure must be a:

  • Surgical procedure - making a cut or a hole to gain access to the inside of a patient's body.
  • Procedure accessing the body cavity without cutting.
  • Procedure using electromagnetic radiation. For example x-rays, lasers.

It must also:

  • Be available within the NHS or independent sector, or be about to be used for the first time, outside formal research.
  • Not yet be considered standard clinical practice.

Notify us about a new procedure 

Note:  While guidance is in development, clinicians wishing to carry out the procedure, and their trusts, should ensure that special arrangements are in place for consent, governance, audit and research. 

Notify guidance for review

Let us know about safety concerns and new information you have about our existing interventional procedures guidance.

Tell us about new evidence which you think might help the advisory committee reach a different decision.

Notify a procedure for review 


Who can notify a procedure?

Clinicians and healthcare professionals are the main notifiers to the programme. However, anyone can notify us about a procedure. 

Clinical knowledge of a procedure will help you complete our notification form. We encourage patients, members of the public and non-clinical NHS staff to discuss the procedure with a clinician first.

Help with our notification process

If you are not sure about the suitability of a procedure for the programme, contact us at ip@nice.org.uk

Read more about the process in our programme manual.

Notifying medical technologies

Companies should contact the Office for Market Access to ensure their medical technologies are directed to the appropriate NICE team for assessment.