About this briefing

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.

Development of this briefing

This briefing was developed for NICE by King's Technology Evaluation 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.

Project team

  • King's Technology Evaluation Centre (KiTEC)

  • Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme, NICE

Peer reviewers and contributors

  • Anastasia Chalkidou, Senior Health Technology Assessor, KiTEC

  • Kate Goddard, Health Technology Assessor, KiTEC

  • Naomi Herz, Health Technology Assessor and Health Economist, KiTEC

  • Lamprini Kaftantzi, Health Technology Assessor, KiTEC

  • Murali Radhakrishnan Kartha, Senior Health Economist, KiTEC

  • Stephen Keevil, Director, KiTEC

  • Cornelius Lewis, Director, KiTEC

  • Viktoria McMillan, Centre Manager, KiTEC

Specialist commentators

The following specialist commentators provided comments on a draft of this briefing:

  • Ashish Chandra, Lead Consultant for cytopathology and urological histopathology, Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Trust

  • Isabel Syndikus, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust

  • Jeremy Crew, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Shahzad Shah, Consultant Urologist, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Declarations of interest

No relevant interests declared.


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