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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all published Clinical Guidelines, Technology Appraisals, and Public Health guidance, as well as for consultations on draft guidance and other news from NICE.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 or call the press team on 0845 003 7782.

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Updated NICE guidance on hip replacement and resurfacing recommends more durable artificial joints
Updated final NICE guidance published today recommends that people who need hip replacements should receive artificial joints that are more durable.  The updated recommendations include a stricter benchmark for the quality of hip prostheses, proposing that the new joint should work well in at least 95% of hip replacements over 10 years, instead of the current 90%.
February 26, 2014

NICE encourages further research into the effectiveness of skin cancer drug    
A skin cancer treatment should only be used by the NHS for patients in clinical trials to ensure that evidence for its clinical effectiveness continues to be collected, says the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
February 25, 2014

NICE consults on draft guidance recommending new drug for type 2 diabetes
NICE is currently appraising canagliflozin when used in combination with other anti-diabetic drugs, including insulin, for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. In draft guidance issued for consultation NICE has recommended canagliflozin as a treatment option for some people with the condition.
February 24, 2014

Draft guidance from NICE asks for more information on multiple sclerosis treatment
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is calling on Biogen Idec to provide more information on its multiple sclerosis drug, dimethyl fumarate (also called Tecfidera). In draft guidance published for consultation, NICE has requested a series of clarifications on the evidence submitted by the manufacturer
February 20, 2014

NICE updated osteoarthritis guideline highlights importance of exercise
Exercise is a core treatment in managing osteoarthritis, says updated NICE guidance on the condition, published today (Wednesday 12 February).  The clinical guideline on the care and management of osteoarthritis in adults reviews and updates a range of recommendations from the original 2008 guidance.
February 12, 2014

More support is needed for the carers of people with schizophrenia, says NICE
The NHS should provide greater help and support to the relatives and carers of people with psychosis or schizophrenia. In wide-ranging updated guidance on treating and managing psychosis and schizophrenia in adults, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence says carers? needs should be assessed to ensure they get the right level of support.
February 12, 2014

NICE advises much wider use of statins in draft guidance
NICE is recommending that doctors consider many more people to be at risk of heart disease, stroke or peripheral arterial disease. These conditions, collectively known as cardiovascular disease (CVD), cause 1 in 3 of all deaths in the UK.
February 12, 2014

NICE publishes draft guidance on self-monitoring tests for people on long-term anticoagulation therapy
Draft guidance from NICE?s Diagnostics Assessment Programme on 2 technologies for self-monitoring the clotting of blood in people on long-term anticoagulation therapy has been issued for public consultation.
February 6, 2014

New NICE quality standard aims to improve recognition, assessment and availability of treatments for anxiety disorders
NICE has published a quality standard which aims to improve the quality of care and support for children, young people and adults with anxiety disorders.
February 6, 2014

First NICE Medtech Innovation Briefings published
NICE publishes its first Medtech Innovation Briefings today (Tues 4 February) on a range of novel technologies: a device to cool the brain in patients who?ve suffered a heart attack, a system for measuring narrowing of arteries in people with angina, a hydrosurgery device for cleaning wounds and a test to diagnose kidney damage.
February 4, 2014

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