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Pause on NICE’s cost recovery plans

Plans for NICE to recover the costs of its appraisals of drugs, medical devices and diagnostics, through charges to the companies which make them, have been put on hold until the Government completes its life sciences strategy.

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NICE approves kidney cancer drug for NHS use

Patients with advanced kidney cancer will have routine NHS access to the drug everolimus following recommendations by NICE, rather than apply to the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF).

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Everyone with learning disabilities should have their mental health checked annually, NICE says, as fears thousands may be undiagnosed

Experts acknowledge that mental health problems may be more difficult to diagnose for people with learning disabilities. This is because it can be harder for the person to explain how they are feeling and what help they would like.

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NICE takes key role in new European project for faster access to Alzheimer’s disease drugs

Patients’ priorities will be brought to the fore in new Alzheimer’s project

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