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Guidance in Focus gives the general public, including patients and carers, an insight into some of the latest health advice from NICE.

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Producing guidance on diabetes in pregnancy: a personal account
Saiyyidah Zaidi describes her experience as a lay representative on the NICE guideline development group that produced guidance on diabetes in pregnancy.
July 6, 2009

New QOF indicator boosts demand for NICE patient information and renews emphasis on electronic distribution
As part of the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) indicators for 2009/10, GP practices had to provide details of how many women have been given information on long-acting reversible contraception (LARC). As a result, demand for our LARC patient information leaflet rocketed and the benefits of electronic dissemination came to the fore.
June 3, 2009

Assessing and treating children with gastroenteritis
'Management of acute diarrhoea and vomiting due to gastroenteritis in children under 5' makes a series of recommendations to ensure all children, wherever they live in England, are given the same treatment by the NHS - and all parents are given the same advice.
May 26, 2009

Charity calls for NHS to implement NICE recommendations on depression
The Depression Alliance recommends making available the range of treatment options (psychological, medication and social) that we outline in 'Depression: management of depression in primary and secondary care (update 2007)'.
May 7, 2009

Updating NICE guidance on schizophrenia: a personal account
Janey Antoniou describes her experience as a member of the NICE schizophrenia Guideline Development Group (GDG).
April 28, 2009

NICE contributes to national dementia strategy
The first-ever national strategy on dementia draws heavily on recommendations made in joint guidance published by NICE and the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). It also points readers to our commissioning guide on memory assessment services and the associated audit tools.
April 14, 2009

NICE helps combat long-term sickness absence and incapacity for work
Our  'Long-term sickness absence and incapacity for work' guidance aims to ensure someone who is absent from work due to ill health is given the support they need to return as soon as they are able.
March 30, 2009

NICE pushes for more comprehensive needle exchange services for people who inject drugs
NICE recommends that NHS and other local planners ensure a balanced mix of needle exchange services are available across the country which are tailored to meet local need.
March 16, 2009

NICE aims to get children and young people more active
NICE says children and young people should be encouraged to get involved in physically active play and other physically demanding activities, such as dancing, swimming, skateboarding,  competitive sport or formal exercise.
March 2, 2009

Involving patients in decisions about long-term medication
Up to half of medicines for treating long-term conditions are not taken as prescribed. That's why NICE is encouraging healthcare professionals to explain clearly to patients how the medicine could help their disease and condition, as well as listening to any concerns they might have.
February 16, 2009

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