About this briefing
Medtech innovation briefings summarise the published evidence and information available for individual medical technologies. The briefings provide information to aid local decision‑making by clinicians, managers, and procurement professionals.
Medtech innovation briefings aim to present information and critically review the strengths and weaknesses of the relevant evidence, but contain no recommendations and are not formal NICE guidance.
This briefing was developed for NICE by [name of External Assessment Centre]. The interim process and methods statement sets out the process NICE uses to select topics, and how the briefings are developed, quality assured and approved for publication.
Catherine Meads, Reader, Brunel University
Zulian Liu, Research Fellow, University of Birmingham
Laurence Blake, Research Fellow, University of Birmingham
Carole Cummins, Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham
The following specialist commentators provided comments on a draft of this briefing:
Dr Susan Protheroe, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Birmingham Children's Hospital
Dr Bob Walt, Consultant Gastroenterologist, University Hospital, Birmingham
Dr Mark Webb, General Practitioner, Bernays and Whitehouse medical partnership, Solihull, West Midlands
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