Report that finds Nearly two thirds of procedures were coded to the wrong specialty, meaning outcomes, treatment volumes and which units did what was hard to measure. The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons has pledged to start collecting
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust was one of the first trusts to recruit surgical care practitioners (SCPs) within England. This case study explores how the trust has successfully integrated SCPs within its orthopaedics department and developed the role,
This guideline covers renal replacement therapy (dialysis and transplantation) and conservative management for people with chronic kidney disease stages 4 and 5. It aims to improve quality of life by making recommendations on planning, starting and switching treatments, and coordinating
This quality standard covers renal replacement therapy services for adults with kidney failure. It includes treatment options, such as dialysis and kidney transplant. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
Evidence-based recommendations on iFuse for treating chronic sacroiliac joint pain. The case for adopting the iFuse implant system to treat chronic sacroiliac joint pain is supported by the evidence. Using iFuse leads to improved pain relief, better quality of life
Evidence-based recommendations on the E-vita open plus for treating complex aneurysms and dissections of the thoracic aorta. This guidance has been updated to include a review of the cost model using more recent values. New evidence and updated costs identified
Evidence-based recommendations on leadless cardiac pacemaker implantation for bradyarrhythmias in adults. This involves inserting a device into the heart that helps it beat at a normal rate. Evidence on the safety of leadless cardiac pacemaker implantation for bradyarrhythmias shows that
Evidence-based recommendations on superior rectal artery embolisation for haemorrhoids in adults. This involves blocking the blood vessels supplying the haemorrhoids with tiny plastic particles or metal coils. Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of superior rectal artery embolisation for
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists report into benign gynaecological care, The report identifies a number of national indicators to provide an overview of benign gynaecological care in England. This includes inpatient care, emergency readmission and longer-term surgical outcomes. It
Evidence-based recommendations on sutureless aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis in adults. This involves removing the narrowed aortic valve and replacing it with an artificial valve that holds itself in place. This guidance replaces NICE interventional procedures guidance on sutureless
National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) cataract audit to report on all NHS funded cataract surgery in England and Wales. Included in this second prospective report are operations undertaken between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017. For comparisons with results from the first year of
Evidence-based recommendations on transaxial interbody lumbosacral fusion for low back pain in adults. This involves removing a damaged disc through a small cut at the base of the spine, and replacing it with an artificial implant. This guidance replaces NICE interventional
Evidence-based recommendations on superior capsular augmentation for massive rotator cuff tears in adults. This involves using a graft to stabilise the shoulder joint, reduce pain and improve shoulder function.
This report provides information related to organ donation and transplantation within the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in the UK. It is published as a supplementary report of the Organ Donation and Transplantation Activity Report 2017/18. This report defines BAME as
Royal College of Surgeons and British Hernia Society report that finds 57% of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are denying patients quick access to to groin (inguinal) hernia operations. The only curative treatment for patients with a groin hernia is surgery,
This policy document outlines the arrangements for funding of treatment for chronic pancreatitis.
NICE has developed a medtech innovation briefing (MIB) on PICO negative pressure wound therapy for closed surgical incision wounds.
Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy for internal rectal prolapse in adults. This involves using a piece of sterile material (mesh) to attach the rectum to the lower back bone using keyhole surgery. Current evidence on the safety of
Research from Breast Cancer Now into the availability of breast reconstruction surgery, that finds some Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in England are restricting access to this surgery. Since 2012, 22.6% of CCGs have introduced official policies restricting breast reconstruction surgery while a further 4.3% have policies that are either informal
This service specification covers the provision of auditory brainstem implant services for children with congenital abnormalities of the auditory nerves or cochleae.