3.1 The Institute has issued interventional procedures guidance on radiofrequency ablation of the soft palate for snoring and on soft-palate implants for simple snoring. NICE is also developing technology appraisals guidance on continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for the treatment of sleep apnoea [Now published as 'Continuous positive airway pressure for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome'].
The evidence considered by the Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee is described in the following document.
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.