Date lodged: 10 October 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question to S5W-18905 by Joe FitzPatrick on 5 October 2018, what guidance has been issued regarding the use of Rezum as a treatment.
Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick 26 October 2018
In September 2018, The National Institute for Health and Care
Excellence (NICE) published interventional procedures guidance
on the use of transurethral water jet ablation for lower urinary tract
symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia
The Interventional Procedures (IP) programme aims to protect the
safety of patients and to support doctors. Each piece of guidance
makes recommendations about whether the interventional
procedure is safe enough and works well enough for routine use.
NHS Scotland is part of the IP programme and all IP guidance is
applicable in Scotland