3 Further information

3.1 The Institute has issued interventional procedures guidance on radiofrequency ablation of the soft palate for snoring and on soft-palate implants for obstructive sleep apnoea.

Andrew Dillon
Chief Executive
November 2007

Sources of evidence

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

'Interventional procedure overview of soft-palate implants for simple snoring', March 2007.

Information for patients

NICE has produced information describing its guidance on this procedure for patients and their carers ('Understanding NICE guidance'). It explains the nature of the procedure and the decision made, and has been written with patient consent in mind.