26 November 2019

NICE, 10 Spring Gardens, London, SW1A 2BU

Final Agenda

The meeting will start promptly at 10:00 and is expected to finish at approximately 13:00.

Please note that this agenda is final and is subject to change before the meeting.

  1. Welcome and introduction to format of meeting – Part 1 only (open session)
  2. Apologies – Part 1 only (open session)
  3. Any other business – Part 1 only (open session)
  4. Minutes from the last Committee meeting held on 29 October 2019 – Part 1 only (open session)
  5. Appraisal of Peginterferon beta-1a for treating relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis [ID1521]
    • 5.1. Declarations of interest – Part 1 only (open session)
    • 5.2. Introduction by the Chair, Dr Amanda Adler – Part 1 only (open session)
    • 5.3. Presentation by the lead team, Professor John Cairns, Dr Sue Faulds and Mr Nigel Westwood – Part 1 AND part 2 (open and closed session)
    • 5.4. Agreement on the content of the Appraisal Consultation Document (ACD) or Final Appraisal Determination (FAD) – Part 2 only (closed session)

The Technology appraisal (ID1440) for TYRX Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope for preventing infection from cardiac implantable electronic devices has been suspended. Medtronic have offered a Patient Access Scheme, however, NHS England recently provided feedback that this proposal could not be operationalised.

Consequently Medtronic requested NICE to suspend the Technology Appraisal while other options are explored.

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Date, time and venue of next meeting

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 15 January 2020 - 10:00am at National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, 10 Spring Gardens, London, SW1A 2BU.

Please note all timings are approximate.

How to register

  • Click on the register link below and complete the registration form, selecting the topics you would like to attend.
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  • Registration will close on Wednesday 19 November 2019. Please note that it may not be possible to accept late requests. 
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Registration period: 06 to 19 November 2019
Registration is closed.