NICE appraisal of pemetrexed maintenance treatment for lung cancer

NICE, the healthcare guidance body, has issued final draft guidance not recommending pemetrexed (Alimta, Eli Lilly) for the maintenance treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)1 following induction therapy with pemetrexed and cisplatin. Lung

Published June 2013

NICE announces new QOF menu for improving care in general practice

NICE, the health and social care guidance body, has published its latest set of proposals to improve the quality of care provided by family doctors. The indicators have been developed for the 2015/16 Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF). The

Published August 2014

NICE announces new QOF benchmarks for improving care in general practice

NICE, the health and social care guidance body, has today (Thursday 1 August) published a set of proposed new indicators to improve the quality of care provided by family doctors. The indicators have been developed for the 2014/15 Quality and

Published August 2013

NICE announces new accreditation decisions

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has accredited the processes used by the Royal College of Surgeons of England: Surgical Specialty Associations, Royal College of Physicians, British Society for Rheumatology (BSR) and

Published March 2013

NICE announces new 2013/14 QOF menu

NICE has today (Wednesday 1 August) published a set of new proposed indicators for the 2013/14 Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF). This scheme, which is run by the Department of Health, focuses on driving up the quality of care across general

Published August 2012

NICE announces its new Fellows and Scholars

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has awarded ten Fellowships and ten Scholarships to professionals working in healthcare, local government and academia as part of its annual appointments. For the first time, NICE has

Published April 2013

NICE aims to drive up standards of care with new advice to improve mental wellbeing of older people in care homes

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is publishing new standards to help care homes tackle loneliness, depression and low self-esteem in older people[1]. With the number of older people in the UK set to rise to 16 million over the

Published December 2013

NICE advises that providing medicines without a prescription should only happen when there are clear benefits for patients

NICE's latest good practice guidance for those involved in providing medicines to patients without a prescription under a Patient Group Direction (PGD) must clearly benefit the patient, not compromise safety and only happen when clear processes and

Published August 2013

NICE advises much wider use of statins in draft guidance

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is recommending that doctors consider many more people to be at risk of heart disease, stroke or peripheral arterial disease. These conditions, collectively known as cardiovascular disease

Published February 2014

NICE accredits the Diagnostic Imaging Pathways process of the Government of Western Australia Department of Health

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has accredited the process used by the Government of Western Australia Department of Health for the production of Diagnostic Imaging Pathways (DIP). The Government of Western Australia

Published July 2012

NHS should prioritise the treatment of sick babies, says NICE in new guidelines

The healthcare guidance body, NICE, has today (22 August) published new guidelines on the use of antibiotics for the prevention and treatment of early-onset (within 72 hours of birth) neonatal infection. The guidance recommends that the NHS needs to

Published August 2012

New weight-loss operation: NICE encourages more research

A new keyhole operation to support weight-loss in people who are severely obese could be considered by UK doctors more routinely. This comes as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) publishes the first evidence-based guidance

Published November 2012

New standard from NICE to improve diagnosis and treatment of unstable angina and heart attacks

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has emphasised the importance of speed in treating heart attack patients and establishing their risk of future heart attacks or strokes. In 6 new quality statements, NICE has set out priorities

Published September 2014

New standard from NICE aims to raise the bar in the care and support of people with headache

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued standards to improve the care and support for young people and adults who suffer headache, including migraine. Headaches are one of the most common neurological problems seen by

Published August 2013

New public health quality standards announced at NICE 2013

In his keynote speech at the NICE annual conference 2013, Lord Howe, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Quality at the Department of Health, announced that NICE, working with experts from Public Health England, will develop new quality

Published May 2013

New NICE support for local government on tackling alcohol and health inequalities

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence today (Wednesday 31 October) publishes further support for local authorities as part of its new suite of Local Government Public Health Briefings. The three new briefings cover tackling the harm

Published October 2012

New NICE quality standard for antenatal care

NICE has today (17 September) launched a new quality standard on the care that should be offered to women during their pregnancy. This new quality standard on antenatal care represents the first component of a suite of maternity quality standards

Published September 2012

New NICE quality standard aims to improve recognition, assessment and availability of treatments for anxiety disorders.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued standards to improve the quality of care and support for children, young people and adults with anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorders are types of common mental health disorders

Published July 2014

New NICE quality standard aims to improve recognition and assessment of jaundice in newborn babies

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued standards to improve the recognition and management of jaundice in newborn (from birth to 28 days) babies. Caused by a raised level of bilirubini and characterised by yellow

Published July 2014

New NICE public health guidance to reduce unwanted pregnancies

NICE publishes public health guidance to reduce unwanted pregnancies among young people through improved contraceptive services. Although under-18 conception rates have fallen, England still has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in

Published July 2014

New NICE public health guidance aims to ensure more people at increased risk of hepatitis B and C infection are tested

New guidance published today (12 December) by healthcare guidance body NICE highlights the need to tackle ignorance about the risk factors and causes of hepatitis B and C, and misconceptions about its treatment if barriers to effective testing of

Published December 2012

New NICE kidney guideline to save thousands of lives

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a new guideline which promises to save thousands of lives and hundreds of millions of pounds each year. The new guideline will help prevent, detect and treat acute kidney

Published August 2013

New NICE guidelines to reduce premature deaths in people who have had a heart attack

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is updating its guidance to improve the care of people who have survived a heart attack. The draft guideline published today for public consultation contains a number of important new

Published June 2013

New NICE guidance on psychosis and schizophrenia in children and young people

New NICE guidance stresses that signs of psychosis and schizophrenia in children and young people need to be identified early to help ensure they receive the treatment and care they need to live with the condition. NICE, the healthcare guidance

Published January 2013

New NICE guidance for recognising and managing social anxiety disorder

Social anxiety disorder is one of the most common anxiety disorders, with around one in ten people affected. NICE has today published a clinical guideline to help healthcare professionals recognise the disorder and provide effective

Published May 2013

New NICE guidance aims to help tackle obesity using a 'community-wide' approach

NICE has today (28 November 2012) published new public health guidance aiming to encourage different organisations to take action, plan and work together to tackle obesity in their local community. Obesity not only increases the risk of serious

Published May 2014

New NICE briefing to support local government in engaging with communities to improve health

Supporting local authorities in how they can most effectively engage with local communities to improve health is the focus of a new NICE briefing published today (Wednesday 12 March). Community engagement is about encouraging people to get involved

Published March 2014

New NICE briefing to help local authorities improve people's health while also saving money

How councils can benefit from the win-win situation of improving people's health whilst also saving money is the subject of a new public health briefing from NICE, published today (Wednesday 25 September). To support local authorities in their newly

Published September 2013

New NICE advice for local government: Use a lower BMI to help prevent high levels of heart disease and diabetes in people from minority ethnicities

New advice from NICE to help local authorities reduce the high levels of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in people from minority ethnicities is published today (Wednesday 22 January). People of African, Caribbean and Asian descent are up to 6

Published January 2014

New draft standard from NICE aims to raise the bar in the care and support of people experiencing sickle cell crises

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued draft standards that aim to improve the care and management of people presenting to hospital with sickle cell crises. Sickle cell is one of the most commonly inherited serious

Published July 2014

New draft NICE guideline aims to reduce deaths from acute renal failure

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has today (14 March 2013) published draft guidance which aims to cut the number of deaths caused by acute kidney injury (formally known as acute renal failure). The NICE guideline,

Published March 2013

New draft guidance to help prevent people becoming ill or dying in the winter

NICE has begun a consultation on draft guidance on how to reduce the risk of death and ill health associated with living in a cold home.   Cold weather has a direct effect on the number of people experiencing heart attacks, stroke, respiratory

Published June 2014

New draft guidance on lifestyle weight management services

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has begun a consultation on draft guidance on lifestyle weight management services available to help overweight and obese people to achieve and maintain a healthier weight. Obesity not

Published October 2013

New draft guidance on helping children and young people manage their weight

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has begun a consultation on draft guidance on the services available to help children and young people to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. These “lifestyle weight management

Published April 2013

New draft guidance from NICE offers another treatment option for some cancer patients

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the healthcare guidance body, has today (30 March) issued draft guidance recommending the use of denosumab (Xgeva, Amgen) for certain groups of cancer patients whose disease has spread to

Published March 2012

NICE consults on new draft quality standard for management of VTE diseases

NICE has today (3 October) opened a consultation on a new draft quality standard for the management of venous thromboembolic (VTE) diseases. The draft quality standard describes markers of high-quality, cost-effective care that, when delivered

Published October 2012

NICE consults on new draft guideline for improving oral health

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a draft guideline to help local authorities improve oral health. Problems include gum disease, tooth decay, tooth loss and cancers. Poor oral health can affect a

Published April 2014

NICE consults on new device used in treating complex disease of the heart artery

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) today (14 August), opens a consultation on its draft medical technology guidance on a device used in treating bulging blood vessels and tears in the wall of the main artery carrying blood

Published August 2013

NICE consults on new device for measuring blood pressure and detecting atrial fibrillation

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has today (15 August), opened a consultation on its draft medical technology guidance on the use of a device to measure blood pressure and detect atrial fibrillation. The use of WatchBP

Published August 2012

NICE consults on new device for healing bone fractures

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) today (15 August), opens a consultation on its draft medical technology guidance on the use of a device to heal fractured bones. The draft medical technology guidance supports the case for

Published August 2012

NICE consults on new device for assessing a pregnancy complication which affects thousands of women

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) today (20 March), opens a consultation on its draft medical technology guidance on the use of a device to assess the potentially serious complication of unexplained vaginal wetness in

Published March 2013

NICE consults on new Crohn's disease draft guidance

In draft guidance published today (Thursday 3 May) for consultation, NICE, the healthcare guidance body, has made recommendations on the role of new and established treatments for the management of Crohn's disease in adults and children. A number of

Published May 2012

NICE consults on mannitol for cystic fibrosis

In preliminary draft recommendations published today (1 June) for consultation, NICE has not recommended mannitol dry powder (Bronchitol, Pharmaxis) for the treatment of cystic fibrosis. The independent Appraisal Committee concluded that mannitol

Published June 2012

NICE consults on fluocinolone implant for chronic diabetic macular oedema

In draft guidance published today (8 August) by the healthcare guidance body, NICE, fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant (Iluvien, Alimera Sciences) is not recommended for the treatment of chronic diabetic macular oedema (DMO). The macula is

Published August 2012

NICE consults on drug for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Today (Thursday 29 November), the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) opens a public consultation on its preliminary recommendations on the NHS use of the drug, pirfenidone (known commercially as Esbriet). The draft guidance

Published November 2012

NICE consults on draft updated recommendations on implantable devices for the treatment of life-threatening arrhythmias and heart failure

In draft recommendationsi published today the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has clearly defined which implantable cardiac devices are clinically and cost effective options for thousands of people with life-threatening

Published January 2014

NICE consults on draft standards to keep adult patients on drips safe from harm

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a set of draft standards to help the NHS raise its game' and ensure adults who need fluids through a drip (intravenous fluid therapy) get the safest possible

Published July 2014

NICE consults on draft recommendations for psychosis and schizophrenia in children and young people

NICE, the healthcare guidance body, is currently developing a clinical guideline on the recognition and management of psychosis and schizophrenia in children and young people. As part of this process, draft recommendations have been published on the

Published August 2012

NICE consults on draft recommendations for managing social anxiety disorder

NICE, the healthcare guidance body, is currently developing a clinical guideline on the recognition and management of social anxiety disorder. As part of this process, draft recommendations have been published on the NICE website today (11 December)

Published December 2012

NICE consults on draft recommendations for conduct disorders in children and young people

NICE, the healthcare guidance body, is currently developing a clinical guideline on the recognition and management of conduct disorders and antisocial behaviour in children and young people. As part of this process, draft recommendations have been

Published August 2012
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