3 Further information

3.1 The National Prospective Tonsillectomy Audit was published in May 2005, and contains recommendations for tonsillectomy.

Andrew Dillon
Chief Executive
December 2005

Sources of evidence

The evidence considered by the Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee is described in the following document.

'Systematic review of the safety and efficacy of electrosurgery for tonsillectomy', May 2005.

Information for patients

NICE has produced information on this procedure for patients and carers. It explains the nature of the procedure and the guidance issued by NICE, and has been written with patient consent in mind.