NICE reviewed the guidance for cochlear implants (TA166) very recently and you can read the outcome after the jump. To paraphrase;
Review of TA166; Cochlear implants for severe to profound deafness in children and adults
The planned date for review of the above guidance was February 2011.
This is the date at which the Institute decides whether sufficient new evidence has emerged for the Appraisal Committee to be asked to undertake a full review appraisal.
Having re-run the search strategy from the original assessment report the Institute has not found any relevant additions to the evidence base that would have a material effect on the guidance. The newly identified evidence is not likely to change the current guidance. Consequently, we propose that the original guidance should be transferred to the static list.
Topics on the static list may be transferred back to the active list for further consideration if new evidence becomes available that is likely to have a material effect on the last guidance issued.
In order to be completely confident that this is appropriate, we are asking all relevant consultees and commentators, to inform us of any evidence which would suggest that a review would be beneficial. Please see appendix A for a full list of the organisations we have contacted.
All the information from the review is in the links above. I was disappointed to note they are not going to review the BKB test either.