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

Set up local autism teams to improve services for under-18s, says NICE

 
 

Local autism teams should be set up across the country to improve the diagnosis and assessment of children and young people with autism. Autism teams should support healthcare professionals and enable them to work together with schools, social care, the voluntary sector and other key services.

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Women giving birth to twins or triplets should be offered specialist care

 
 

Women who are expecting twins or triplets should receive specialist care from a team of doctors, midwives and ultrasonographers to avoid higher than necessary rates of assisted birth and caesarean section, and ensure they receive appropriate neonatal risk assessment before birth,says NICE.

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Also this month
 
 

Call for new Fellows and Scholars

NICE is looking for influential professionals such as NHS managers, Trust Chief Executives, Medical and Finance Directors, and GP commissioners to join its prestigious Fellows and Scholars Programme. Next April, NICE will award ten Fellowships and ten Scholarships, in addition to three Fellowships for senior social care professionals.

 

 

 

 
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Changes to the way you receive NICE guidance

NICE is making some important changes to how you can access our guidance. We will no longer be supplying or mailing printed copies of guidance. Instead, from next month all new guidance will be published in a range of formats on our website. This includes NICE Pathways - our new way of providing quick and easy access, topic by topic, on the range of guidance - and web-view formats.

 

 
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Into practice
 
 

A suite of support tools now available for the Inditherm mattress guidance  

NICE recommends the use of the Inditherm patient warming mattress to prevent inadvertent hypothermia during surgery. 

Listen to our podcast to hear Dr Mark Harper, Expert Adviser for the Medical Technologies Advisory Committee, discussing the use of the Inditherm mattress. A costing template, slide set and factsheet are also available to support this guidance.

 

 

 

 
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New guidance
 
 

NICE is aware that there have been concerns about the associated costs that pregabalin may bring to the NHS as one of the first line treatment options for adults with neuropathic pain. In light of new evidence regarding the first line treatment options, NICE will be holding a consultation.

 

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Have your say on the development of a draft clinical guideline on stroke rehabilitation. Despite reduced mortality and morbidity, over 30 per cent of people who have a stroke will have persisting disability, and need access to effective rehabilitation services.

 

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