Wound closure device and needle placement technology covered in latest documents
A wound closure system and a laser-guided needle placement technology have come under the spotlight in newly-published NICE briefings.
NICE Medtech Innovation Briefings aim to support NHS and social care commissioners and staff who are considering using new medical devices and other medical or diagnostic technologies. The information provided includes a description of the technology, how it’s used. and its potential role in the treatment pathway.
They also include a review of relevant published evidence and the likely costs of using the technology, but they are not NICE guidance and do not make any recommendations on the value of using the technologies. Whether or not to use the products described is entirely the choice of local staff.
However, the briefings will help avoid the need for organisations to produce similar information, so saving staff time, effort and resources.
The latest Medtech Innovation Briefings to be published are:
The TopClosure Tension Relief System for wound closure
NICE Medtech Innovation Briefings are commissioned by NHS England and produced in support of the NHS 5 Year Forward View, specifically as one of a number of steps that will accelerate innovation in new treatments and diagnostics.
Click here to read the latest briefings.
SimpliCT laser-guided needle placement in interventional radiology is the subject of a Medtech Innovation Briefing