NICE – Procedural Guidelines

NICE – Procedural Guidelines

The Challenge

NICE was developing new guidelines for alternative treatments for hysterectomy. The patient group wanted to ensure that fibroid embolisation was included in the guidelines.

The Analysis

The scoping meeting was attended and the change in scope challenged. The evidence was fully reviewed (approx. 400 pages!) and a critique prepared. The critique and missing evidence was circulated to other patient groups and leading clinicians.

The Result

Fibroid embolisation was included in the guidelines, so all women must be offered it as a treatment option.