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 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'].

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 obstructive sleep apnoea', 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.