Greater support to help GPs spot the warning signs of cancer

Greater support to help GPs spot the warning signs of cancer

NICE is updating its guideline on suspected cancer to help GPs spot the early signs and symptoms of cancer.

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Call to reduce variation in care of COPD patients

Call to reduce variation in care of COPD patients

Care for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has improved but some services continue to vary widely, according to a new report.

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Department of Health begins 3-yearly review of NICE

Department of Health begins 3-yearly review of NICE

Announced in October by George Freeman MP, the minister responsible for NICE, the review will look in detail at the function, form and governance of NICE as a non-departmental public body.

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NICE guidance on smoking cessation in hospitals could have a major impact on cutting smoking rates

NICE guidance on smoking cessation in hospitals could have a major impact on cutting smoking rates

Clinicians should make better use of opportunities to help people quit smoking when they present to hospitals in England, and have the potential to prevent hundreds of thousands of premature deaths by reaching 1.1 million smokers each year, say researchers.

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