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October 2012
Bringing you the latest news, features and guidance from NICE
New guidance
 
 

Help vulnerable children get the best start in life, says NICE

 
 

The social and emotional wellbeing of vulnerable children under 5 should be at the heart of early intervention programmes to ensure that they get the best start in life, says NICE. This latest guidance will help to strengthen home visiting and early education services.

 

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Impact of psoriasis more than skin deep

 
 

GPs and other healthcare professionals should routinely check the psychological and physical impact of psoriasis on people's lives when assessing the condition, according to latest guidance from NICE. Around 1.3 million people in the UK are affected by psoriasis.

 

 

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Also this month
 
 

Help for the treatment of Crohn's disease

NICE guidance published earlier this month provides GPs and other healthcare professionals with advice on a number of new drugs that have been licensed for Crohn's disease. This includes glucocorticosteroids such as prednisolone, methylprednisolone or intravenous hydrocortisone.

 
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NHS prescribing high numbers of NICE-approved drugs

 

Uptake of NICE-approved medicines on the NHS to treat cardiovascular disease, diabetes and osteoporosis is higher than expected, latest figures reveal. The data, published within an experimental report by the Health and Social Care Information Centre(HSCIC), examines the use of NICE-appraised medicines in England and covers prescribing during 2010 and 2011.

 
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Into practice
 
 

NICE Shared Learning Awards 2013

Do you have an example to share of providing excellent healthcare through the use of NICE guidance or quality standards? We are looking for entries for the 2013 NICE Shared Learning Awards. The prestigous awards recognise services and organisations that have put NICE guidance into practice through innovative and effective ways.

 

 

 
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New guidance
 
 

Should our guidance on reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism in patients admitted to hospital (CG92) be updated? Are the recommendations still up to date or is there new evidence to take into account that could warrant an update?

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Let us know what you think about the draft scope for a new guideline on antenatal and postnatal mental health. The draft scope defines what aspects of care the guideline will cover and to whom it will apply.

 

 

 

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