3.1 This guidance requires that clinicians undertaking the procedure make special arrangements for audit. NICE has identified relevant audit criteria and has developed audit support (which is for use at local discretion).
3.2 NICE has published interventional procedures guidance on radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of colorectal metastases in the liver, selective internal radiation therapy for colorectal metastases in the liver, microwave ablation for the treatment of metastases in the liver, radiofrequency-assisted liver resection, living-donor transplantation, laparoscopic liver resection and radiofrequency ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma.
NICE has produced information on this procedure for patients and carers ('Understanding NICE guidance'). It explains the nature of the procedure and the guidance issued by NICE, and has been written with patient consent in mind.