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The NICE press team issues press releases on all published Clinical Guidelines, Technology Appraisals, and Public Health guidance, as well as for consultations on draft guidance and other news from NICE. Press releases are usually issued under embargo on the day before they are published on the website. If you are a journalist and would like to be added to our mailing list, please send an email to pressoffice@nice.org.uk or call the press team on 0845 003 7782.

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More options proposed for tackling anaemia in cancer patients
Cancer patients on chemotherapy, who are anaemic, are set to see six newly recommended treatments available through the NHS. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has drawn up draft guidance to recommend six treatments (known as erythropoiesis-stimulating agents or ESAs) which boost levels of red blood cells. NICE is now starting a consultation on the guidance
April 15, 2014

NICE draft guidance recommends a treatment for prostate cancer
In final draft guidance published today (15 April, 2014), NICE has recommended degarelix (Firmagon, Ferring Pharmaceuticals), as an option for treating advanced hormone dependent prostate cancer in people with spinal metastases who present with signs or symptoms of spinal cord compression.
April 15, 2014

NICE standard urges healthcare professionals to improve care for people experiencing painful sickle cell episodes
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is publishing new standards to raise the bar in the care and support of people experiencing sickle cell acute painful episodes from the minute they present to hospital until they are discharged. With an estimated 240,000 genetic carriers and up to 15,000 people living with the condition in the UK, sickle cell is one of the most commonly inherited serious genetic diseases in England.
April 10, 2014

NICE seeks to limit the spread of blood-borne viruses among steroid users
With more people injecting themselves with steroids, NICE has updated its guideline on the provision of needle and syringe programmes with new recommendations about services for those who use image and performance enhancing drugs
April 9, 2014

NICE publishes draft guidance on tests for bleeding problems during and after cardiac surgery
NICE has published draft diagnostics guidance recommending two viscoelastometric testing devices to help detect, manage and monitor blood clotting (haemostasis) in people during and after cardiac surgery, for public consultation
April 8, 2014

Draft NICE guidance to stop serious harm to patients who are allergic to a medicine they repeatedly take
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published draft guidance which aims to address confusion over the clinical management of people affected by drug allergy. The draft recommendations address major issues identified by providing best practice advice for healthcare professionals at all levels on diagnosis, documentation and communication of drug allergy in adults, young people and children.
April 4, 2014

NICE to meet you: Institute welcomes new intake of Fellows and Scholars
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) announces its newest intake of Fellows and Scholars
April 3, 2014

NICE updating NHS guidelines to plug care gap for patients with common digestive disorders
People with some common but potentially serious digestive disorders may not be getting the most effective treatments or care from hospitals or specialist NHS services. Now NICE is updating its guidance to plug this care gap.
April 2, 2014

NICE recommends tests to help diagnose and manage asthma
NICE has issued final guidance recommending the use of a simple test to help clinicians in the diagnosis and management of asthma. People with asthma often have inflamed lungs and breathe out higher levels of nitric oxide. In the new guidance, NICE recommends 3 devices to measure the levels of nitric oxide a person is breathing out. They are NIOX MINO and NIOX VERO (Aerocrine), and NObreath (Bedfont Scientific Ltd).
April 2, 2014

NICE consults on new draft guideline for improving oral health
NICE has published a draft guideline to help local authorities improve oral health.
April 1, 2014

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