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NICE medical technologies guidance

Cedar is an external assessment centre to NICE in the Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme (MTEP) and contributes to the development of the published NICE medical technologies guidance. NICE states, "Medical technologies guidance is designed to help the NHS adopt efficient and cost effective medical devices and diagnostics more rapidly and consistently. The types of products which might be included are medical devices that deliver treatment such as those implanted during surgical procedures, technologies that give greater independence to patients, and diagnostic devices or tests used to detect or monitor medical conditions" (NICE, 2011).

Cedar carries out the following activities during the development of medical technologies guidance:

  • Critique company's clinical and cost evidence submission 
  • Conduct new literature search to identify clinical and cost evidence where required
  • Summarise and critically appraise of newly identified evidence 
  • Critique company's cost model
  • Conduct new economic modelling work where required
  • Attend NICE Medical Technologies Advisory Committee 

Cedar has contributed to the following topics:

NICE Medical Technologies Guidance
Title   Publication date Link
MTG50 Axonics sacral neuromodulation system for treating refractory overactive bladder September 2020 NICE Medical Technologies Guidance (MTG50)
MTG47 Episcissors-60 for mediolateral episiotomy February 2020 NICE Medical Technologies Guidance (MTG47)
MTG46 gammaCore for cluster headache December 2019 NICE Medical Technologies Guidance (MTG46)
MTG44 Curos for preventing infections when using needleless connectors May 2019 NICE Medical Technologies Guidance (MTG44)
MTG39 iFuse for treating chronic sacroiliac joint pain October 2018 NICE Medical Technologies Guidance (MTG39)
MTG37  Thopaz+ portable digital system for managing chest drains
March 2018 NICE Medical Technologies Guidance (MTG37)
MTG36 Peristeen transanal irrigation system for managing bowel dysfunction February 2018 NICE Medical Technologies Guidance (MTG36)
MTG33 ENDURALIFE powered CRT-D devices for treating heart failure March 2017 NICE Medical Technologies Guidance (MTG33)
MTG26 UroLift for treating lower urinary tract symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia September 2015  NICE Medical Technologies Guidance (MTG26)
MTG24 Sherlock 3CG Tip Confirmation System for placement of peripherally inserted central catheters March 2015 NICE Medical Technologies Guidance (MTG24)
MTG23 TURis system for transurethral resection of the prostate     February 2015 NICE Medical Technologies Guidance (MTG24)
MTG21 ReCell Spray-on Skin System November 2014 NICE Medical Technologies Guidance (MTG21)
MTG15 Vision Amniotic Leak Detector July 2013 NICE Medical Technologies Guidance (MTG15)
MTG11 Mega Soft patient return electrode August 2012 NICE Medical Technologies Guidance (MTG11)
MTG9 PleurX peritoneal catheter drainage system March 2012 NICE Medical Technologies Guidance (MTG9)
MTG10 Pipeline embolisation device May 2012 NICE Medical Technologies Guidance (MTG10)
MTG7 Inditherm patient warming mattress August 2011 NICE Medical Technologies Guidance (MTG7)
MTG4 BRAHMS copeptin assay June 2011 NICE Medical Technologies Guidance (MTG4)
MTG3 CardioQ-ODM March 2011 NICE Medical Technologies Guidance (MTG3)