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Offer less invasive treatments before surgery for varicose veins
Surgery should only be offered to treat varicose veins if other less invasive treatments are unsuitable for patients, according to latest guidance from NICE.
July 24, 2013

Public input helps shape NICE?s social care work  
NICE will innovate and develop new ways of considering how the costs and benefits of informal care can be taken into account when developing social care guidance and quality standards.
July 19, 2013

Standardising postnatal care for mothers and babies
Ensuring mothers are aware of the health benefits of breastfeeding, reducing the risk sudden of death syndrome, and assessing women for postnatal depression are among measures services can take to improve the quality of postnatal care, according to NICE.
July 16, 2013

Consider lower BMI risk thresholds for people from black, Asian and minority groups
Healthcare professionals should consider a lower body mass index (BMI) when identifying the risk of weight-related conditions among people from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups, according to latest guidance from NICE.
July 3, 2013

GPs have key role to play in assessment and referral of patients with hep B
GPs have a key role to play in the assessment and subsequent referral of patients with hepatitis B, according to experts.
June 26, 2013

Symptom relief key for common distressing bowel condition
Symptom relief through the range of recommended drugs and treatments available should be the primary outcome for patients with ulcerative colitis, according to NICE.
June 25, 2013

Offer range of effective treatments for people with hep B
More people with hepatitis B should be assessed, referred and offered the range of clinical and cost effective treatments available for the disease, according to NICE.
June 25, 2013

Joined up working required for effective stroke rehab services
A multidisciplinary team consisting of both health and social care professionals is essential for an effective stroke rehabilitation service, according to NICE.
June 12, 2013

Older patients at high risk of hospital falls
Healthcare professionals should consider patients aged 65 or older, and those aged over 50 with underlying conditions such as stroke, at high risk of falling while in hospital care, according to updated guidelines from NICE.
June 11, 2013

Helping women make informed choices about caesarean births
NICE?s new quality standard on caesarean section aims to ensure pregnant women can make an informed decision about their planned mode of birth.
June 11, 2013

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