3 Further information

3.1 The Institute has published interventional procedures guidance on deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease and a clinical guideline on Parkinson's disease.

Sources of evidence

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

'Interventional procedure overview of deep brain stimulation for tremor and dystonia (excluding Parkinson's disease)', February 2006.

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.