New Technology or Clinical Practice Applications Submitted for Consideration

The list below display titles of applications submitted to the TCPC for consideration. 

Decision summaries listed prior to 2012 are available upon request from the TCPC Executive Officer


  • Nellix stent graft
  • Cochlear implantation in adults
  • Negative pressure device to treat lymphoedema
  • Micra leadless pacemaker
  • Patient Safety NET
  • Woven EndoBridge (WEB) device for the treatment of complex wide-neck brain aneurysms
  • Hemospray use in non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Electrical nerve stimulation after peripheral nerve injury repair
  • Coolsense device
  • GDC and PCOS Laser hair removal service


  • Thromboelastography
  • ReCell - Autologous cell harvesting device
  • Vertebral augmentation (kyphoplasty) as palliative pain relief procedures in patients with disabling cancer-related spinal column pain
  • Perceval-S Sutureless aortic valve replacement
  • Skeletal distraction of the proximal interphalangeal joint
  • Biojector 2000 - Needle Free Injection System
  • Targeted Intra-operative Radiotherapy (IORT) for breast cancer


  • Larval Therapy
  • Dupuytren’s release with collagenase
  • Saliva Drug Test Kit DrugWipe5s
  • Drug eluting stents and Inpact Admiral drug eluting Balloon for percutaneous revascularisation
  • Non-Myeloablative Haemopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) for Autoimmune Disease (unsuccessful)
  • Cervical Disc Arthroplasty
  • Lithotripsy Service for Casey hospital


  • Lucas 2 external chest compression system
  • Duodenal Infusion of Donor Faeces for Recurrent Clostridium difficile
  • Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) for Depression
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Intravenous pumps with dose error reductions system (DERS) and wi-fi connectivity


  • Radiofrequency Ablation for the treatment of High Grade Dysplasia of Barrett’s Oesophagus
  • MitraClip© for percutaneous reconstruction of the insufficient mitral valve
  • Endovenous Laser Therapy for Varicose Veins

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