15 January 2016

Royal College of General Practitioners, 30 Euston Square, London

The meeting will start promptly at 10.30 and is expected to finish at approximately 16.30

Please note that this agenda is a draft and is subject to change prior to the meeting.

Draft Agenda

  1. Welcome and introduction to format of meeting.
  2. Code of conduct for members of the public attending the meeting
  3. Apologies
  4. Any other business
  5. Minutes of the last meeting held on 18 December 2015
  6. Matters arising   
  7. IPAC Structured decision making
  8. NICE Advisory Body declarations of conflicts of interest
  9. Scopes for future procedures (Lay descriptions of future procedures will be available on NICE’s website at public consultation)

   10. Newly notified procedures

No             Title of procedure

1268  Ultrasound-guided percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for thyroid nodules - Part 1 and Part 2 (open and closed session)

1098  Insertion of a microstructural artificial scaffold (patch) without autologous cell implantation for repair of symptomatic chondral defects in the knee - Part 1 and Part 2 (open and closed session)

1317  Transcervical extracorporeal reverse flow neuroprotection for reducing the risk of stroke during carotid artery stenting  - Part 1 and Part 2 (open and closed session)

   11. Public consultation comments

No             Title of procedure

1291  Endoscopic CO2 laser cricopharyngeal myotomy for relief of oropharyngeal dysphagia - Part 1 and Part 2 (open and closed session)

963    Corticosteroid-eluting bioabsorbable stent or spacer insertion during endoscopic sinus surgery to treat chronic rhinosinusitis - Part 1 and Part 2 (open and closed session)

1116 Transcutaneous stimulation of the cervical branch of the vagus nerve for cluster headache and migraine  - Part 1 and Part 2 (open and closed session)

   12.  Dates of meetings of IPAC for 2016


Date, time and venue of next meeting

Thursday 11 February 2016 10:30am, Venue: TBC

Please note all timings are approximate 

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The closing date for registration is Friday 08 January 2016.  Please note that it may not be possible to accept late registration requests.

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