Endo-SPONGE for treating colorectal anastomotic leakage NICE is currently working to respond to the operational challenges posed to our normal work programmes. The stakeholders and advisory committees involved in the development of our guidance include a large number of frontline NHS staff. We know that their priority in this crisis is caring for patients and we do not want to draw them away from this vital work. For this reason, we are reviewing all of our guidance in development and will be prioritising only therapeutically critical topics at this time. Please accept our apologies for any disappointment this may cause. This is a rapidly changing situation and we will keep our approach under review. Our priority is to support the NHS to care for people during this difficult time. At present we’re not able to confirm the key dates for this guidance topic.
Status In progress
Process MT
ID number 461

Provisional Schedule

Committee meeting 18 September 2020
Expected publication 30 November 2020

Project Team

Project lead Ying-Ying Wang

Email enquiries


Manufacturers EB. Braun Surgical, S.A.
Patient carer organisations Bowel Cancer UK
  Colostomy UK
  Pelican Cancer Foundation
  Bladder and Bowel UK
  Patient Liaison Group (ACPGBI)
Professional groups Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland (ALSGBI)
  The British Association of Surgical Oncology
  The association of coloprotology of Great Britain and Ireland
  Association of surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  Royal College of Surgeons
  Association for Cancer Surgery
  Bladder and Bowel Foundation
  British Soceity of Gastroenterology (BSG)


Key events during the development of the guidance:

Date Update
09 July 2020 - 06 August 2020 Draft guidance
19 June 2020 Committee meeting
13 December 2019 Scope published
05 November 2019 Stakeholder registration opens

For further information on how we develop guidance, please see our page about NICE medical technologies guidance