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19/03/2021

The following recommendations were updated by NTAG at their meeting on the 23rd February 2021 and are now available on the website:

  • Flash Glucose Monitoring – updated to include Learning Disability on insulin, and use in pregnancy on insulin with Type 2 diabetes as additional criteria. Plus information on switch to Freestyle Libre 2 and extra guidance on use in Type 1 diabetes patient with high HbA1c.
  • Teriparatide for atypical bisphosphonate induced fractures - reviewed and no changes made.
  • Doxylamine/Pyridoxine (Xonvea®) for nausea & vomiting in pregnancy – reviewed and no changes made.

The recommendations were archived by NTAG at their meeting on the 8th December 2020 as now superseded by NICE TA or NHSE guidance:

  • Erenumab and galcanezumab for prophylaxis of migraine
  • Brolucizumab for wAMD

The December 2020 Minutes are now also available on the site here.

The work plan of the group has been updated here.

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07/01/2021

The following recommendations were finalised by NTAG at their meeting on the 8th December 2020 and are now available on the website

  • Solriamfetol for obstructive sleep apnoea in adults
  • Solriamfetol for narcolepsy in adults
  • Teriparatide Biosimilar
  • Dupilumab and Omalizumab for chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps

The following recommendations were updated by NTAG at their meeting on the 8th December 2020 and are now available on the website:

  • Flash Glucose Monitoring – updated to include Learning Disability on insulin as an additional criteria as per latest NHSE criteria for reimbursement
  • Stand-alone minimally invasive surgical bipolar radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation – reviewed and no changes made.
  • Daily vs on-demand PDE-5 inhibitors for management of erectile dysfunction following treatment for prostate cancer – reviewed and no changes made.

The recommendations were archived by NTAG at their meeting on the 8th December 2020 as now superseded by NICE TA or NHSE guidance:

  • Liraglutide (Saxenda®) for Obesity in adults

The September 2020 Minutes are now also available on the site here.

The work plan of the group has been updated here.

22/09/2020

The following recommendations were finalised by NTAG at their meeting on the 1st September 2020 and are now available on the website:

  • Brolucizumab for wAMD
  • Liposuction for Lymphoedema and Lipoedema
  • Semaglutide (oral) for type 2 diabetes

The following recommendations were updated by NTAG at their meeting on the 1st September 2020 and are now available on the website:

  • Transanal Irrigation Systems (TAIs) for neurogenic bowel dysfunction, chronic constipation, and chronic faecal incontinence
  • Airsonett® laminar flow device for treatment of uncontrolled allergic asthma

The recommendations were archived by NTAG at their meeting on the 1st September 2020 as now superseded by NICE TA or NHSE guidance:

  • Gastro-intestinal stimulation with the Enterra™ device for Gastroparesis (NETAG)

The June 2020 Minutes are now also available on the site here.

The work plan of the group has been updated here.

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12/08/2020

The following NTAG recommendation is now available on the NTAG website:

  • Infliximab Subcutaneous (Remsima®) - updated to include reference to license extension for Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and psoriasis plus making reference to recently published NICE evidence summary on infliximab SC in rheumatoid arthritis. No change made to actual recommendation itself.

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17/06/2020

The following recommendations were finalised by NTAG at their meeting on the 2nd June 2020 and are now available on the website:

  • Infliximab Subcutaneous (Remsima®)
  • Verteporfin (Visudyne®) with photo-dynamic therapy for chronic central serous chorioretinopathy
  • Vaginal devices for female urinary stress incontinence
  • Purewick® female external urinary catheter

The following recommendations were updated by NTAG at their meeting on the 25th February 2020 and are now available on the website:

  • Verteporfin (Visudyne®) with photo-dynamic therapy for chronic central serous chorioretinopathy Sativex® for the treatment of non-MS pain

The recommendations were archived by NTAG at their meeting on the 2nd June 2020 as now superseded by NICE TA or NHSE guidance:

  • Cervical spinal prosthetic disc replacement for degenerative cervical disc disease (NETAG)
  • Tocilizumab (RoActemra®) for systemic-onset and polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (NETAG)
  • Bosentan (Tracleer®) for digital ulcers (NETAG)
  • Novel fentanyl products (Abstral®, Effentora® Instanyl® and PecFent®): Updated appraisal for breakthrough pain associated with cancer (NETAG)

The February 2020 Minutes are now also available on the site here.

The work plan of the group has been updated here.

The membership list of the group has been updated here.

The NTAG Annual Report 2019/20 has been added here.

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27/03/2020

The following recommendations were finalised by NTAG at their meeting on the 25th February 2020 and are now available on the website:

  • Voke® Inhaler Nicotine Replacement Therapy for Smoking Cessation

The following recommendations were updated by NTAG at their meeting on the 25th February 2020 and are now available on the website:

  • Sativex® for the treatment of non-MS pain
  • Transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation for treatment of cluster headache and migraine
  • Lycra Garments for the management of cerebral palsy and other neurological or musculoskeletal conditions

The recommendations were archived by NTAG at their meeting on the 25th February 2020 as now superseded by NICE TA:

  • Patiromer cation exchange resin for hyperkalaemia
  • Ozurdex® dexamethasone ocular implant for posterior segment uveitis (NETAG)
  • Biologic drugs for treatment-refractory moderate to severely active ulcerative colitis in younger patients (to avoid colectomy)

The September 2019 Minutes are now also available on the site here.

The work plan of the group has been updated here

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02/10/2019

The following recommendations were updated by NTAG at their meeting on the 3rd September 2019 and are now available on the website:

  • Andexanet alfa (Ondexxya®) Factor Xa inhibitor antidote
  • Patiromer cation exchange resin for hyperkalaemia

The June 2019 Minutes are now also available on the site here.

The work plan of the group has been updated here.

The Meeting Dates for 2020 have been added to the website

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27/06/2019

The following recommendations were updated by NTAG at their meeting on the 4th June 2019 and are now available on the website:

  • FreeStyle Libre® Glucose Monitoring System – minor clarifications to text to confirm when GP expected to take on prescribing plus wording on previous self-funders changed to match exact NHS England wording.
  • Alfapump® device for the treatment of ascites  due to Liver Cirrhosis – no change to recommendation but clinical evidence section updated.

The February 2019 Minutes are now also available on the site here.

The work plan of the group has been updated here.

The NTAG annual report covering June 2018 – June 2019 has been added to the website

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22/03/2019

The following recommendation was finalised by NTAG at their meeting on the 20th November 2018 and is now available on the website:

The November 2018 Minutes are now also available on the site here.
The work plan of the group has been updated here.
The terms of reference of NTAG have been updated here.

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03/12/2018

The following recommendations were finalised by NTAG at their meeting on the 20th November 2018 and are now available on the website:

  • Erenumab and galcanezumab for prophylaxis of migraine
  • Pitolisant (Wakix®) for the treatment of narcolepsy with or without cataplexy in adults (updated)
  • Actipatch® for management of localised musculoskeletal pain

The September 2018 Minutes are now also available on the site here.
The work plan of the group has been updated here.
The membership of NTAG has been updated here.

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17/10/2018

The NTAG annual report covering June 2017 – June 2018 has been added to the website

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25/09/2018

The following recommendations were finalised by NTAG at their meeting on the 4th September 2018 and are now available on the website:

  • Ferric Maltol for the treatment of iron-deficiency anaemia in Inflammatory Bowel Disease only  (updated)
  • Ferric Maltol for the treatment of iron-deficiency anaemia in patients without Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Lycra Garments for the management of cerebral palsy and other neurological or musculoskeletal conditions (reviewed)
  • Transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation for treatment of cluster headache and migraine (updated)

The February 2018 Minutes are now also available on the site here.
The work plan of the group has been updated here.
The membership of NTAG has been updated here.

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12/3/2018

The following recommendations were finalised by NTAG at their meeting on the 27th February 2018 and are now available on the website:

The November minutes 2017 are now also available on the site here

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21/11/2017

The following recommendations were finalised by NTAG at their meeting on the 21st November 2017 and are now available on the website:

The September Minutes are now also available on the site here

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29/09/2017

The following recommendations were finalised by NTAG at their meeting on the 5th September and are now available on the website:

The June Minutes are now also available on the site here and the annual report has also been published.

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03/07/2017

The following recommendations were finalised by NTAG at their meeting on the 6th June and are now available on the website:

The February Minutes are now also available on the site here

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27/03/2017

The following recommendations were finalised by NTAG at their meeting on the 28th February and are now available on the website:

The November Minutes are now also available on the site here

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9/12/2016

The following recommendations were finalised by NTAG at their meeting on the 22nd November
and are now available on the website:


The September Minutes are now also available on the site here

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30/09/2016

The following recommendations were finalised by NTAG at their meeting on the 6th September
and are now available on the website:

The Declarations of interest policy has been updated and is now available on the website and
the April minutes are now also available on the site here.

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23/08/2016

The work plan of the group has been updated here [link removed - document replaced] and an annual report covering April 2015-April 2016 has been added to the website.

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16/05/2016

Please note that the NTAG meeting scheduled on 7th June 2016 has been cancelled. The next meeting will be at 9am -12pm on 6th September 2016 at the Durham Centre.

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25/04/2016

The following recommendations were finalised by NTAG at their meeting on the 5th April and are now available on the website:

The November minutes are now also available on the site

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18/12/2015

The following recommendations were finalised by NTAG at their meeting on the 24th November
and are now available on the website:


The September minutes are now also available on the site. Please note that the February
meeting is in the process of being re-arranged for March or April 2016. For further information please contact the professional secretary.

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25/09/2015

The following recommendations were finalised by NTAG at their meeting on the 8th September
2015  and are now available on the website:

The June minutes and September agenda are now also available on the site.

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15/07/2015

The following recommendation has been updated by NTAG following the meeting on the 2nd
June 2015 and is  now available on the site:

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25/06/2015

The work plan of the group has been updated here [link removed - document superseded] and an annual report covering February 2014 – April 2015 has been issued.

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22/06/2015

The following recommendations have been approved by NTAG at the meeting on the 2nd June
2015 and are now available on the site:

The quoracy section of the terms of reference has also been updated. The next NTAG meeting
will be September 8th 2015.

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29/04/2015

The February meeting was re-arranged for the 9th April and the following recommendations
were finalised by NTAG and are now available on the website:

The November minutes and April agenda are now also available on the site.

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23/02/2015

Please note that the NTAG meeting scheduled on the February 24th 2015 has been
cancelled. The next meeting will be at 9am -12pm on the 2nd June 2015 at the Durham Centre

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15/01/2015

New Meeting dates for 2015 have now been published and are available here
[Document updated - link removed]

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17/12/2014

Following the November meeting NTAG has issued updated guidance on which treatments the group will consider for review.

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12/12/2014

The following recommendations have been approved by NTAG at the meeting on the 25th November and are now available on the site:

  1. Verteporfin (Visudyne®) with photo-dynamic therapy for chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (updated)
  2. Sativex® for the treatment of non-MS pain
  3. Biologic drugs for treatment-refractory moderate to severely active ulcerative colitis in younger patients (to avoid colectomy

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28/11/2014

An updated NTAG work plan, the September minutes and November agenda are now available
on this site.

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26/09/2014

The following recommendations were updated by NTAG at the meeting on the 9th September:

  1. Sequential pharmacological therapies in the management of macular oedema secondary
    to retinal vein occlusion (RVO)
  2. Ulipristal (Ellaone®) for post-coital (up to 120 hours) contraception
  3. Bevacizumab (Avastin®) for age-related macular degeneration

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05/09/2014

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new NTAG website today. All recommendation
 and appraisals are sorted by BNF category. This new site encompasses relevant old NETAG recommendations as well. 

There are several ways you can keep up to date with any changes on the site. By keeping an
eye on this page or by signing up to the RSS feed feature (see here); this will allow you to
keep up to date on all clinical recommendations issued by NTAG

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