Ensuring the safe and effective use of medicines
New guidance from NICE on medicines optimisation aims to involve people more in decision-making about their care, to ensure they receive the best possible outcomes from their medicines.
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NICE’s new quality standard on psychosis and schizophrenia sets out eight quality statements designed to improve the care of adults living with the disorders.
25 February 2015
GPs should diagnose women with gestational diabetes if they either have a fasting plasma glucose level of 5.6 mmol/litre or above, or a 2-hour plasma glucose level of 7.8 mmol/litre or above, according to NICE.
24 February 2015
Social care services should use NICE guidance and quality standards to help identify and define good quality care, according to the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
20 February 2015
NICE has published a new briefing to help local authorities and partner organisations ensure that older people in care homes receive the best possible care.
18 February 2015
Improving access to specialist care and smoking cessation support are among actions that can help reduce variation in the care of patients with COPD, according to a new report.
11 February 2015
Spirometry should be used as the first-line investigation for diagnosing asthma in children over 5 and adults, says NICE.
28 January 2015