Status In progress
Process TAG
ID number 1469

Provisional Schedule

Expected publication 27 February 2019

Project Team

Project lead Jeremy Powell

Email enquiries


Companies sponsors Advanced Bionics
  Cochlear Europe Ltd
  Med-el UK Ltd
  Oticon Ltd
Others Department of Health
  NHS England
  NHS North Durham CCG
  NHS Stockport CCG
  Welsh Government
Patient carer groups Auditory Verbal UK
  British Deaf Association
  Catholic Deaf Association
  Children’s Hearing Evaluation & Amplification Resource (Chear)
  Christian Deaf Link UK
  Cochlear Implanted Children's Support Group
  Deafblind UK
  Ear Foundation
  Hearing Concern
  Meniere's Society
  Muslim Council of Britain
  National Association of Deafened People
  National Cochlear Implant Users Association
  National Community Hearing Association
  National Deaf Children's Society
  Royal Association for Deaf People
  South Asian Health Foundation
  Specialised Healthcare Alliance
  UK Council on Deafness
Professional groups Association of Anaesthetists
  Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  British Academy of Audiology
  British Association of Audiological Physicians
  British Association of Educational Audiologists
  British Association of Otolaryngologists, Head & Neck Surgeons
  British Association of Teachers of the Deaf
  British Cochlear Implant Group
  British Geriatrics Society
  British Society of Audiology
  Royal College of Anaesthetists
  Royal College of General Practitioners
  Royal College of Nursing
  Royal College of Pathologists
  Royal College of Physicians
  Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
  Royal College of Surgeons
  Royal Society of Medicine
  UK Clinical Pharmacy Association


Comparator companies none
General commentators Allied Health Professionals Federation
  All Wales Therapeutics and Toxicology Centre
  Association of British Healthcare Industries
  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 Confederation
  NHS Supply Chain
  Scottish Medicines Consortium
  Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee
Relevant research groups Help Ear & Allied Research
  MRC Clinical Trials Unit
  National Institute for Health Research


Key events during the development of the guidance:

Date Update
04 January 2019 - 18 January 2019 Final appraisal document
19 June 2018 In progress, Topic referred

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