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NICE publish medical technologies guidance for Rezum

24 Jun 2020

Following further studies for Rezum treatment for BPH with the Rezum II Study, NICE have published the next steps in their medical technologies guidance on the use of Rezum and it's impact on the NHS. Key points from this report highlight the durability and cost benefits associated with Rezum implementation and include:

  1. Rezum should be used for men with moderate to severe LUTS with an estimated prostate volume of 30 cm3to 80 cm3
  2. Quality of life is an important outcome when considering patient benefit
  3. The rate of surgical reintervention is low with Rezum
  4. Rezum is a day surgery procedure that can be done under local anaesthetic with sedation but it may not be suitable for everyone
  5. Carrying out Rezum as day surgery is the main driver for cost savings
  6. Rezum is cost saving when compared to standard treatments such as TURP and HoLEP.

Professor Richard Hindley has been instrumental in the collation of data from his Rezum patients and engaging with NICE as an expert adviser. Having now performed over 600 Rezum cases, we continue to audit our patients and collect data to support the efficacy of this treatment as an option for our patients with BPH.


Patients having Urology procedures during the COVID pandemic remain symptom free

18 May 2020

As our team of Urologists try to balance the COVID pandemic with keeping patients treated and safe, the results from Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provide an insight into what we may be able to achieve whilst complying with all guidelines and processes to keep both patients and medical staff safe.

The results, published in BJU International, indicate that delivering urgent urological surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be safe with minimal complications post operatively and importantly with no evidence of hospital acquired COVID-19 infections.


Aquablation - 3 year outcomes of WATER trial prove efficacy and durability similar to TURP

26 Feb 2020

Neil Barber has been leading the trials in the UK for Aquablation thereapy for treating BPH. Many patients from the trials came through Frimley Park Hospital with Neil and we are delighted to share the latest results which are proving that this new treatment option is showing results for efficacy and durability similar to TURP - the previous Gold Standard.  


BPH - Putting the patient first

20 Feb 2020

As BPH treatments have evolved and now enable patients to make their own choice on the procedure which suits them best, this online conference covers the options available to surgeons and their patients. This includes live surgery and a presentation from Richard Hindley on how new therapies provide different patient benefits.


Improving the accuracy of Prostate Cancer diagnosis with fusion biopsies

20 Aug 2019

Coverage from Surrey Live on the latest technique Simon Bott is using for Prostate Cancer diagnosis. 
There has been a huge awareness campaign on using MRI scanning for the prostate cancer diagnosis pathway. This article covers the next steps of combining the MRI scan during the biopsy procedure - fusing the image to allow accurate guidance when taking the biopsy. 


Aquablation treatment for BPH proving as good results as TURP

18 Jul 2019

The Daily Mail reports on Aquablation treatment for BPH and the trials results which have shown efficacy is as good as TURP with the additional advantage of reduced risk on sexual function. Neil Barber led this trial in the UK and recruited patients to the trial at Frimley Health. The treatment received NICE approval in 2018 and Neil is able to offer this treatment to patients privately at The Parkside Suite and 25 Harley Street, London.


Government initiative to get treatments to patients on the NHS includes UroLift

16 Jul 2019

The Daily Mail features treatments and drugs that the government are including on their AAC (Accelerated Access Collaborative) scheme to get out to the NHS. UroLift is one of these key treatments included and Neil Barber is quoted in the article on how it can benefit patients and the NHS


Urolift on NHS Fast Track

29 Oct 2018

Great news for all our NHS patients as the Government announces that UroLift will be included on the fast track scheme to help save the NHS money and bring more efficient therapies to patients.
Neil Barber was one of the first surgeons to offer this treatment 6 years ago and comments in this Daily Mail article


The right BPH treatment for you?

11 Oct 2018

We now have an expanding range of BPH treatments, with Rezum and Aquablation being the latest additions to the offering having received NICE approval over the last 3 months.
Professor Richard Hindley gives a quick low down on Rezum steam treatment


NICE Approval for Aquabeam treatment for BPH

20 Sep 2018

NICE has now confirmed approval of water jet ablation treatment, used to treat BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia). 

Coverage of the approval was in The Daily Mail too, having chosen to focus on men's health and all things prostate related during 2018. 

As the options for treating BPH continue to widen for patients, we are delighted that our dedicated consultants are using their expertise to be at the forefront of these developments.

Neil Barber has been pioneering the way with Aquablation therapy and offering this therapy in NHS Trials at Frimley Park Hospital. The results are looking good as studies, presented to the leading Urological conferences, have shown. Neil is now recruiting patients for a 2nd trial at Frimley Park hospital to ensure this procedure proves its efficacy and enable this procedure to spread across the NHS.

Neil recently welcomed visiting Professor Mauro Dimitri from Rome, Italy to come and watch an Aquablation procedure in action. The patient had a prostate size of 110ml and went home the following day without a catheter

This article from The Daily Mail provides the patient story, as well as comments from Neil on the treatment outcomes.