12 November 2015

NICE Offices, 10 Spring Gardens, London

The 142nd meeting will start promptly at 10.30 and is expected to finish at approximately 16.00

Please note that this agenda is final and 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 15th October 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

1301    Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty for Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTPH)- Part 1 only

1223    Percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic lumbar discectomy for sciatica - Part 1 and Part 2 (open and closed session)

1296    Percutaneous interlaminar endoscopic lumbar discectomy for sciatica  - Part 1 and Part 2 (open and closed session)

733/2    Percutaneous endoscopic laser lumbar discectomy for sciatica- Part 1 and Part 2 (open and closed session)

381/3    Microwave ablation for the treatment of liver metastases - Part 1 and Part 2 (open and closed session)

11. Public consultation comments

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

181/2 Percutaneous intradiscal radiofrequency treatment of the intervertebral disc nucleus for low back pain- Part 1 and Part 2 (open and closed session)

235/2  Percutaneous coblation of the intervertebral disc for low back pain and sciatica - Part 1 and Part 2 (open and closed session)

12.  Dates of meetings of IPAC for 2015

 Date, time and venue of next meeting

Friday 18 December 2015 10:30am, Venue: Royal College of General Practitioners, 30 Euston Square, London NW1 2FB

Please note all timings are approximate 

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

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Registration period: 19 October 2015 to 02 November 2015
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