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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CKD guidance updated to help improve diagnosis of the condition

CKD guidance updated to help improve diagnosis of the condition

NICE has updated its clinical guideline on chronic kidney disease (CKD) to include new recommendations on the diagnosis and classification of the condition, and on its relationship with acute kidney injury.

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Wider use of statins could cut deaths from heart disease

Wider use of statins could cut deaths from heart disease

Up to 8,000 lives could be saved every three years by offering statins to anyone with a 10 per cent risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) within a decade, says NICE.

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