CCSVI - NICE to review the procedure

NICE has been notified about CCSVI and will consider it as part of the Institute’s 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.

If you wish to be alerted to developments regarding this procedure, including the release of the consultation document, please express your interest on the NICE website.

"Some action at last! Good news for all you CCSVI'ers, at least the relevant professional bodies are taking notice and will provide an objective overview of the field, free of any conflicts of interest."

"Hopefully, the safety of MS'ers considering undergoing an intervention for the condition will be NICE's top priority. We don't want any deaths from CCSVI procedures done in the UK."

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