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  1. NICE publishes new COVID-19 guidelines on cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and dermatological conditions treated with drugs affecting the immune response

    NICE has today (9 April 2020) published 3 new rapid guidelines on the care of patients with suspected and confirmed COVID-19, and in patients without COVID-19. The guidelines have been designed to maximise the safety of patients whilst enabling services to make the best use of NHS resources.

  2. Antibiotics should be restricted for COPD

    Healthcare professionals should consider the risk of antimicrobial resistance when deciding whether antibiotics are needed for treating or preventing a flare up of symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

  3. 2014 Shared Learning Awards shortlist announced

    Cutting down on inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in primary care, preventing surgical site infections across hospitals, and improving care for patients with depression and bipolar disorder are the projects in the running to win this year's NICE Shared Learning Award.

  4. 2015 Shared Learning Awards: Finalists announced

    Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, and Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust are in the running to win this year’s Shared Learning Awards.

  5. New public health quality standards announced

    NICE is to develop over 70 new public health quality standards on topics ranging from antibiotic prescribing to domestic violence, following the latest topic referral from the Department of Health.

  6. New quality standards for public health - NICE wants your views

    NICE is to develop a library of public health quality standards, in areas ranging from heatwave planning to sexual health, and is inviting stakeholders to comment on exactly which topics should be referred to NICE to develop.

  7. Staying home to get better

    Melissa has woken up with a cold. She feels terrible, but she thinks she should still attend her university classes.

  8. The 5 most viewed NICE 'do not do' recommendations

    The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges recently described our 'do not do' database as an excellent resource. The database allows you to search for recommendations that we've made on a clinical practice that should either be discontinued or not used routinely within the NHS. Take a look at the top 5 recommendations:

  9. The NICE way to Stop the Pressure

    This November is Stop the Pressure Month, a NHS England led campaign that raises awareness of preventing and managing pressure ulcers. Professor Gerard Stansby, Chair of the NICE pressure ulcers guideline group, outlines the role NICE's guidance can play in preventing pressure ulcers.

  10. The NICE year in review part 2

    A short summary of guidance and advice that generated the most interest during the second half of 2015.

  11. Seven glasses a day, keep UTIs at bay

    Sundus Jawad, tells us how improving hydration in care homes reduces the risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs) for residents

  12. Washing the germs away

    Di has been working hard to teach her students about the importance of hand-washing. Find out how she has got on.