NICE has been notified about this procedure and it is part of its work programme. The Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee (IPAC) will consider this procedure and NICE will issue an interventional procedures consultation document about its safety and efficacy for 4 weeks’ public consultation. IPAC will then review the consultation document in the light of comments received and produce a final interventional procedures document, which will be considered by NICE before guidance is issued to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Status Topic selection
Technology type Procedure
Decision Not selected
Reason for decision Not eligible for Health Technology Evaluation guidance
Further information Following a discussion at NICE’s health technology evaluation topic selection oversight panel, the panel has confirmed that the programme will not be proceeding with a review of this topic. The current guidance on this topic (IPG150) published in 2005 remains valid.
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