Status In progress
Technology type Diagnostic
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 DAP

Provisional Schedule

Expected publication 10 July 2024

Project Team

Project lead Donna Barnes

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Key events during the development of the guidance:

Date Update
03 April 2024 - 26 April 2024 Diagnostics consultation: 2
01 February 2024 The second consultation on the draft guidance has been delayed. The webpage will be updated with the revised dates for the consultation on the draft guidance in due course.
23 January 2024 Due to changes to the recommendations following the committee discussion on 28 September 2023 and consideration of additional analysis provided by the External Assessment Group (EAG), a further consultation on draft recommendations will be held.
21 November 2023 Following the committee meeting on 28 September 2023, the External Assessment Group (EAG) have completed further analyses as a result of points raised during the committee discussion. The next steps in the evaluation will be delayed to allow this analysis to be considered. The topic webpage will be updated with the revised timelines in due course.
28 September 2023 Committee meeting: 2
06 July 2023 The next committee discussion of this topic has been rescheduled to take place on 28 September 2023. Therefore, the discussion of this topic that was due to take place at the Diagnostics Advisory Committee (DAC) meeting on 27 July 2023 has been cancelled. This change to the timelines has been made to allow the External Assessment Group (EAG) time to complete further work in response to the comments on the draft guidance received during consultation.
19 May 2023 - 09 June 2023 Diagnostics consultation: 1
18 April 2023 Committee meeting: 1
18 April 2023 Declaration of interests
25 August 2022 Stakeholder list updated
19 August 2022 Scope published
11 May 2022 - 15 June 2022 Specialist committee member recruitment
11 May 2022 Awaiting development. Status change linked to Topic Selection Decision being set to Selected
11 May 2022 Launch
11 May 2022 In progress. Selected for development

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