3 Further information


This guidance requires that clinicians undertaking the procedure make special arrangements for audit. NICE has identified relevant audit criteria and developed an audit tool (which is for use at local discretion).

Sources of evidence

The evidence considered by the Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee is described in the overview.

Information for patients

NICE has produced information for the public on this procedure. It explains the nature of the procedure and the guidance issued by NICE, and has been written with patient consent in mind.

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