NICE has been notified about this procedure and it is part of its work programme. The Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee (IPAC) will consider this procedure and NICE will issue an interventional procedures consultation document about its safety and efficacy for 4 weeks’ public consultation. IPAC will then review the consultation document in the light of comments received and produce a final interventional procedures document, which will be considered by NICE before guidance is issued to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Status Awaiting development
Technology type Procedure
Decision Selected
Reason for decision Anticipate the topic will be of importance to patients, carers, professionals, commissioners and the health of the public to ensure clinical benefit is realised, inequalities in use addressed, and help them make the best use of NHS resources
Process IP
ID number 1073

Provisional Schedule

Committee meeting: IPAC 1 13 June 2024
Interventional procedure consultation 29 August 2024 - 26 September 2024
Committee meeting: IPAC 2 14 November 2024
Resolution 20 December 2024
Expected publication 29 January 2025

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Key events during the development of the guidance:

Date Update
14 March 2024 Committee meeting: IPAC 0
03 January 2024 Awaiting development. Status change linked to Topic Selection Decision being set to Selected

For further information on how we develop interventional procedures guidance, please see our interventional procedures programme manual