NICE (Multiple) TAG 120 Cardiac resynchronisation
(biventricular pacing) therapy for the treatment of heart
The following NICE appraisals have been considered by NHS
Quality Improvement Scotland through its revised procedure of
processing of NICE appraisals
NICE (Multiple) Technology Appraisal Guidance No 120
Cardiac resynchronisation (biventricular pacing) therapy for the
treatment of heart failure
Web reference for appraisal and other related documents:
NHSScotland should note that:
- No important differences were identified for this NICE
appraisal and NHS Quality Improvement Scotland advises that the
recommendations are as valid for Scotland as for England and
- NHSScotland should take account of the NICE appraisal and this
NHS Quality Improvement Scotland email in its planning, funding and
provision of services to ensure that recommended drugs or
treatments are made available to meet clinical need.
- NHS Quality Improvement Scotland advice represents the
evidence-based view of NHS Quality Improvement Scotland.
- This advice does not override or replace the individual
responsibility of health professionals to make appropriate
decisions in the circumstances of their individual patients, in
consultation with the patient and/or guardian or carer.
- No other publications on the NICE appraisal will be issued by
NHS Quality Improvement Scotland.
- Copies of the NICE appraisal can be downloaded from http://www.nice.org.uk/. Also on the
website are tools (a costing template and audit criteria) that NICE
has developed to help organisations to implement this appraisal.
Finally, an easy to read summary of the appraisal, called
"understanding NICE guidance" is published on the NICE website to
provide information for patients and the public.
- Whilst this email alert is distributed widely in NHSScotland, I
would appreciate if Medical Directors could forward this email to
relevant health professionals in their Board.
- Hard copies of the NICE appraisals are available from NHS
Quality Improvement Scotland (contact Shonagh Buchanan, tel 0141
225 6993 or email firstname.lastname@example.org)
and all NICE appraisals and NHS Quality Improvement Scotland advice
are available on the NHS Quality Improvement Scotland website
Published Date: 28 March 2007