14 April 2016

Prospero House, 241 Borough High Street, London

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

Please note that this is a draft agenda 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 4 March 2016
  6. Matters arising   
  7. IPAC Structured decision making
  8. NICE Advisory Body declarations of conflicts of interest
  9. Briefs 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

398/2  Single-incision short sling insertion for stress urinary incontinence in women - Part 1 and Part 2 (open and closed session)

719/2 Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for refractory Achilles tendinopathy- Part 1 and Part 2 (open and closed session)

913/2  Endoscopic transluminal pancreatic necrosectomy - Part 1 (open session)

   11. Public consultation comments

No             Title of procedure

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

1098  Microstructural scaffold (patch) insertion without autologous cell implantation for repairing symptomatic chondral knee defects - 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)


   12.  Dates of meetings of IPAC for 2016 and 2017


Date, time and venue of next meeting

Friday 13 May 2016 10:30am, Venue: Prince of Wales Suite, NICE London

Please note all timings are approximate 

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The closing date for registration is Thursday 31 March 2016.  Please note that it may not be possible to accept late registration requests.

Should you have any queries regarding attending this meeting, please contact the Meetings in Public Coordinators Josh South

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Registration period: 16 to 31 March 2016
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