NICE Guidelines

Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease 


Deep brain stimulation for tremor and dystonia (excluding Parkinson's disease) 


Subthalamotomy for Parkinson's disease 


Deep brain stimulation for refractory chronic pain syndromes (excluding headache)


Deep brain stimulation for intractable trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias


Deep brain stimulation for refractory epilepsy


Deep brain stimulation for intractable trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias 


Implantation of a sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation device for chronic cluster headache 


The following are procedures where guidance has not been issued yet due to inadequate literature, use in research only, or awaiting NHS approval 

807 / 1 Deep brain stimulation for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) Monitor - awaiting publication of (further) literature for this procedure

1043 / 1 MRI guided focussed ultrasound for chronic pain Monitor - awaiting use in the NHS

1128 / 1 Deep brain stimulation for anorexia Monitor - used in research only

1154 / 1 External Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS) system for epilepsy Monitor - used in research only

1187 / 1 ExAblate Neuro MR guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) Treatment for Parkinsons's Disease Monitor - awaiting use in the NHS

1279 / 1 Transcranial Magnetic Resonance Imaging-guided Focused Ultrasound for thalamotomy for essential tremor Monitor - no CE marked devices

90 / 2 Thermoablative subthalamotomy for Parkinson's disease Monitor - awaiting use in the NHS