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Proposals for Guidance by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence: Existing Technologies

The Association has been asked to contribute to the process of identifying established clinical interventions or areas of clinical practice which might be suitable candidates for appraisal guidance from the Institute. Appraisals consider evidence of effectiveness and cost effectiveness.
We have responded by suggesting:
Neonatal screening for hearing loss
Our rationale was that whilst an effective technique its use is not yet universal. Furthermore there is already a great deal of information available regarding its effectiveness and cost effectiveness.
It is possible to put forward other ideas at any time and we welcome suggestions which we can explore further. Please forward your ideas to:

Clinical Effectiveness Officer
40 Bermondsey St
London SE1 3UD

Submissions require:
  • A brief description of the technology/intervention/area of clinical practice
  • Where it is used
  • Nature and size of the patient population for whom it is indicated
  • A brief description of alternative and complementary interventions
  • Evidence of clinical effectiveness
  • Evidence of cost effectiveness
  • Available clinical guidance
  • Research in progress
  • Rationale for referring to NICE
  • A contact point for further details