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January 2011
Bringing you the latest news, features and guidance from NICE
New guidance
 
 

NICE calls for national campaigns to warn of the risks of UV radiation

 
 

National mass-media campaigns warning the public of the risks of UV radiation - the leading cause of skin cancer - should continue to be developed and sustained by NHS commissioners and local authorities, as rates of melanoma rise faster than any other cancer in the UK.

 

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NICE updates anxiety guidance

 
 

GPs should not offer benzodiazepines or antipsychotics to patients presenting with generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), according to updated guidance from NICE. A benzodiazepine should only be offered for the treatment of GAD in primary care as a short-term measure during crises.

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Also this month
 
 

Quality Standards to play key role in new cancer drive to save 5,000 lives a year

NICE will produce a series of quality standards on cancer care, as part of the government's strategy to drive up England's cancer survival rates. Quality standards will be developed for colorectal, lung, ovarian and prostate cancer, while good early progress has been made on key topics such as patient experience, end of life care and breast cancer.

 
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Behind the headlines
 
 

What does the Health Bill mean for NICE?

Last week saw the publication of the Health and Social Care Bill, the Government's vision to modernise the NHS so that it is built around patients, led by healthcare professionals and focused on delivering world-class healthcare outcomes. The legislation will deliver changes that could save the NHS £1.7 billion every year. Here we take a closer look at what it means for NICE.

 

 

 
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Into practice
 
 

Did you know that NICE produces slide set presentations to help you raise awareness of guidance?

We provide a slide set for every clinical guideline and public health guidance topic.  These sets of powerpoint slides outline the key recommendations in the guidance and are there for you to use in presentations to your colleagues. They include some questions to stimulate a discussion about what practical things you need to do to put the NICE guidance into practice.

 

 

 

 
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New guidance
 
 

Let us know what you think of our draft clinical guideline on stable angina and  the provisional recommendations that have been made.  This consultation runs until the 9th February.

 

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Have your say on the development of a clincial practice guideline on conduct disorders in children and young people that is being produced in collaboration with the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).

 

 

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