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 Newcastle and York 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.
Newcastle and York External Assessment Centre
Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme, NICE
Kim Keltie, Research Scientist, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Mick Arber, Information Specialist, York Health Economics Consortium
Derek Bousfield, Senior Clinical Technologist, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Emma Belilios, Administrator, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Matthew Dunn, Research Scientist, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Frank McArdle, Head of Service – Clinical Scientist, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The following specialist commentators provided comments on a draft of this briefing:
Mr Richard Cohen (Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)
Mr Stefan Plusa (Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust)
Ms Andrea Read (Colorectal Nurse Specialist, Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust)
Mr Anil Reddy (Consultant Laparoscopic Colorectal/pelvic Floor Surgeon, James Cook University Hospital; Senior lecturer, University of Newcastle upon Tyne; Honorary Senior Lecturer, Teeside University)
No relevant interests declared.
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