NICE has been notified about this procedure and is developing guidance on it.

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 light of the 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.

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Status Suspended
Decision Selected
Process IP


Key events during the development of the guidance:

Date Update
30 August 2016 Suspended. Suspended

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