Patient safety

Patient safety guides our decisions

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr John Burke explains our process for authorising treatments. 

Clinical evidence review archive

In this archive we aim to publish our commissioned reviews into the clinical evidence available for selected treatments, alongside our decision on whether we will authorise these treatments.

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ImmunoCAP for allergy testing

Review #1: use of ImmunoCAP ISAC and ImmunoCAP Components for allergy testing, June 2020. Conclusion: red/not authorised.

Download ImmunoCAP review here
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eXroid for haemorrhoids

Review #2: is there any new evidence to support the use of eXroid for the treatment of haemorrhoids? Conclusion: red/not authorised.

Download eXroid review here
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Prostate cancer treatments

Review #3: are high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), irreversible electroporation (IRE) and cryotherapy recommended treatments in prostate cancer? Conclusion: amber/not authorised.

Download prostate cancer treatments review here
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LINX for reflux

Review #4: is LINX for reflux safe and effective and for what indications? Conclusion: amber/not authorised.

Download LINX review here
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MR-guided radiotherapy

Review #5: what is the evidence for MR-guided radiotherapy? Conclusion: amber/not authorised.

Download MR-guided RT review here
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Cartiva implants

Review #6: what is the evidence for Cartiva implants for great toe metatarsophalangeal joint pain (MTPJ)? Conclusion: red/not authorised.

Download Cartiva implants review here
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HIPEC and colorectal cancer

Review #7: what is the evidence for hyperthermic intraoperative peritoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) in the prevention of peritoneal carcinomatosis in patients with colorectal cancer? Conclusion: amber/not authorised.

Download HIPEC review here
RAG matrix

Patient Safety Tool

The evidence framework which helps us decide which procedures and treatments to authorise.

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