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Notify an Interventional Procedure
You can notify NICE of an interventional procedure by visiting the NICE website
An interventional procedure used for diagnosis or treatment that involves either:
- Making a cut or a hole to gain access to the inside of a patient's body
- Gaining access to a body cavity without cutting into the body
- Using electromagnetic radiation such as X-rays, lasers, gamma-rays and ultraviolet light.
Following IP advice
The Scottish Executive advises all NHS board clinicians planning to undertake an interventional procedure that they have not previously performed, to seek approval from their Clinical Governance Committee beforehand (HDL (2004) 04).
- If guidance has been issued by NICE then the Committee should ensure Boards follow the guidance.
- If NICE has not issued guidance on the procedure, the Committee should notify the procedure to the Interventional Procedures Programme (IPP) at the NICE website www.nice.org.uk/ip.
- NHS boards should support the collection of audit and research data on interventional procedures as required under the NICE guidance.