11 June 2015

NICE Offices, 10 Spring Gardens, London

The 138th meeting will start promptly at 10:30 and is expected to finish at approximately 16:30.

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

Final 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 14 May 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

181/2     Percutaneous intradiscal radiofrequency thermocoagulation of the disc nucleus for lower back pain and sciaticaPart 1 and Part 2 (open and closed session)

73/3       Percutaneous electrothermal treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus for lower back pain and sciatica  - Part 1 and Part 2 (open and closed session)

1285      Radiofrequency ablation for symptomatic interdigital (Morton's) neuroma - Part 1 and Part 2 (open and closed session)

11. Public Consultation Comments

342/2    Preoperative high dose rate brachytherapy for rectal cancers -  Part 1 and Part 2 (open and closed session)

809        Transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) for depression - Part 1 and Part 2 (open and closed session)

12.  Dates of meetings of IPAC for 2015

Date, time and venue of next meeting

Thursday 9 July 2015 10:30am, Venue: NICE Offices, 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 4BU

 Please note all timings are approximate

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The closing date for registration is Tuesday 2 June  2015  Please note that it may not be possible to accept late registration requests.

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