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 In progress
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 IPG
ID number 1938

Provisional Schedule

Committee meeting: IPAC 1 11 July 2024
Interventional procedure consultation 29 August 2024 - 26 September 2024
Committee meeting: IPAC 2 14 November 2024
Resolution 10 January 2025
Expected publication 05 February 2025

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Key events during the development of the guidance:

Date Update
01 March 2024 In progress. Continue Guidance Production
19 June 2023 Suspended. On hold and awaiting publication of more data
13 April 2023 In progress. IPAC 0
13 April 2023 Committee meeting: IPAC 0
16 November 2022 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