3 Further information

3.1 The Institute is in the process of developing a clinical guideline on epilepsy. The expected date of issue is June 2004 [Now published as 'The epilepsies: the diagnosis and management of the epilepsies in adults and children in primary and secondary care'].

Andrew Dillon
Chief Executive
March 2004

Sources of evidence

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

'Interventional procedure overview of vagus nerve stimulation for refractory epilepsy in children', October 2002.

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.