Draft guideline to improve asthma diagnosis

Draft guideline to improve asthma diagnosis

Spirometry should be used as the first-line investigation for diagnosing asthma in children over 5 and adults, says NICE.

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Smoking rates among young people continue to vary widely

Smoking rates among young people continue to vary widely

Despite overall improvements, the rate of smoking among young people in England varies widely depending on where they live, new figures reveal.

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Latest draft QOF and CCG OIS indicators unveiled

Latest draft QOF and CCG OIS indicators unveiled

Ensuring patients with depression have access to psychological treatment through primary care, and encouraging commissioners and providers to improve the quality of obesity services in those with chronic conditions are among topics proposed in the latest set of draft QOF and CCG OIS indicators.

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Setting standards of care for women with urinary incontinence

Setting standards of care for women with urinary incontinence

NICE’s latest quality standard can help GPs and other healthcare professionals ensure that women with urinary incontinence are receiving the best and most appropriate care.

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