Appendix B: Sources of evidence considered by the Committee

Appendix B: Sources of evidence considered by the Committee

The External Assessment Centre reports for this assessment were prepared by Cedar (Clinical evaluation device assessment reporting) and NUTH (Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals) and YHEC (York Health Economic Consortium):

Technical testing assessment report – Cedar

  • Dale M, McCarthy JP. EP141 Technical testing of Mega Soft Patient Return Electrode, January 2012.

Clinical and economic assessment report – NUTH and YHEC

  • Craig J, Reay C, Willits I et al. External assessment report for Mega Soft Patient Return Electrode for use during monopolar electrosurgery, January 2012.

Submissions from the following sponsor:

  • Advance Surgical (sponsor/UK distributor) until March 2012 and Megadyne (USA manufacturer)

The following individuals gave their expert personal view on the Mega Soft Patient Return Electrode by providing their expert comments on the draft scope and assessment report:

  • Dr Ian Armstrong, nominated/ratified by the British Association of Day Surgery – clinical expert

  • Dr Liam Horgan nominated/ratified by the British Association of Day Surgery – clinical expert

The following individuals gave their expert personal view on the Mega Soft Patient Return Electrode in writing by completing a patient questionnaire or expert adviser questionnaire provided to the Committee:

  • Josef Crutchley, nominated/ratified by the Healthcare Professional Council

  • Maureen Theakston, nominated/ratified by the Nursing and Midwifery Council

  • Jilly Hale nominated/ratified by the Association for Perioperative Practice

  • Kim Wall nominated/ratified by the College of Operating Department Practitioners

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)