Hospitals urged to tackle incorrect use of drips

Hospitals urged to tackle incorrect use of drips

Every hospital should appoint an intravenous (IV) fluids lead to help ensure that patients receive the correct dosage and type of fluid, says NICE.

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 Pressure grows on Roche to lower breast cancer drug price

Pressure grows on Roche to lower breast cancer drug price

Leading cancer charities have joined NICE in calling on Roche to lower the price for its advanced breast cancer drug Kadcyla (trastuzumab emtansine).

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Annual diabetes checks among indicators proposed for latest NICE QOF menu

Annual diabetes checks among indicators proposed for latest NICE QOF menu

A series of annual checks to monitor and improve the health of people with diabetes are among measures proposed by NICE for its latest Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) indicator menu.

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Reducing the spread of hepatitis B

Reducing the spread of hepatitis B

NICE’s quality standard for hepatitis B can help to reduce the spread of the infection by ensuring that people who are at increased risk are offered testing and vaccination.

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