Status In progress
Process STA
ID number 851

Provisional Schedule

Expected publication 25 April 2018

Project Team

Project lead Jeremy Powell

Email enquiries


Companies sponsors Co.don AG
Others Department of Health
  NHS England
  NHS Bexley CCG
  NHS Central Manchester CCG
  Welsh Government
Patient carer groups Action on Pain
  Arthritis Action
  Arthritis & Musculoskeletal Alliance
  Arthritis Care
  Disability Rights UK
  Leonard Cheshire Disability
  Muslim Council of Britain
  Pain Concern
  Pain Relief Foundation
  Pain UK
  South Asian Health Foundation
  Specialised Healthcare Alliance
Professional groups Association of Anaesthetists
  Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  British Association for Surgery of the Knee
  British Association of Day Surgery
  British Geriatrics Society
  British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine
  British Institute of Radiology
  British Orthopaedic Association
  British Pain Society
  British Society for Gene and Cell Therapy
  British Society for Rheumatology
  British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine
  British Trauma Society
  Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  Physiotherapy Pain Association
  Primary Care Rheumatology Society
  Rheumatoid Arthritis Surgical Society
  Royal College of Anaesthetists
  Royal College of General Practitioners
  Royal College of Nursing
  Royal College of Pathologists
  Royal College of Physicians
  Royal College of Radiologists
  Royal College of Surgeons
  Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  Royal Society of Medicine
  Society and College of Radiographers
  UK Clinical Pharmacy Association


Associated public health groups Public Health England
  Public Health Wales
Comparator companies ACI (Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic & District Hospital NHS Trust)
  Vericel (Matrix applied characterised autologous cultured chondrocyte implant – MACI)
General commentators All Wales Therapeutics and Toxicology Centre
  Allied Health Professionals Federation
  Board of Community Health Councils in Wales
  British National Formulary
  Care Quality Commission
  Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for Northern Ireland
  Healthcare Improvement Scotland
  Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
  National Association of Primary Care
  National Pharmacy Association
  NHS Alliance
  NHS Commercial Medicines Unit
  NHS Confederation
  Scottish Medicines Consortium
  Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee
Relevant research groups Arthritis Research UK
  Bone Research Society
  Chronic Pain Policy Coalition
  Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group
  MRC Clinical Trials Unit
  National Institute for Health Research
  UK Stem Cell Foundation


Key events during the development of the guidance:

Date Update
16 November 2017 Committee meeting: 1
26 May 2017 Invitation to participate
01 March 2017 Referral
01 March 2017 In progress, Topic referred
17 August 2016 - 08 September 2016 Consultation on suggested remit, draft scope and provisional matrix of consultees and commentators

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