Tuberculosis guidelines help target most vulnerable
Our updated tuberculosis (TB) guidance called for healthcare professionals to raise awareness of how TB spreads amongst people who are most at at-risk (homeless, live in poverty or are drug users).
Ensuring a smooth transition between children's and adult services
We said health and social care professionals should see young people as capable individuals who can make decisions about their own care. And there should be a named care professional to
Listen to Carrie Wilson talk about her experiences.
Faster access to effective cancer treatments through Cancer Drugs Fund
The NICE board approved new arrangements for the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF), which will see patients benefitting from new and innovative treatments earlier.
Ataluren is recommended for children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy
We recommend new treatment options for type 2 diabetes recommended by NICE
The three new treatments - canagliflozin (Invokana), dapagliflozin (Forxiga) and empagliflozin (Jardiance) - help to control blood sugar in those patients who cannot take more commonly prescribed medicines. An estimated 31,000 people are eligible.
Thousands of men could benefit from laser treatment for an enlarged prostate
The recommended GreenLight XPS device involves using a laser to vaporise excess prostate tissue. This eases the blocked urethra and leaves a clear channel for urine to flow. The procedure can be done as a day-case meaning the patient can go home that same day.
Sepsis is just as urgent as heart attack
New NICE guidance said quick identification and early treatment are
New work could prevent thousands of people from suffering a stroke
Patients should be more involved in decisions about their care
A new collaborative, made up of the UK’s leading healthcare organisations including NICE, sets out plans that will help get patients more involved in decisions about their care.
Patients to get faster access to the most cost-effective treatments
Patients could benefit from the most
Price cuts pave the way for access to breast cancer drugs
Families with dying children must be put at the heart of care
Our final ‘End of life care for children’ guidance called for everyone working in health and social care to ensure the whole family is supported. Everyone should get the practical and emotional support they need to care for a child at the end of life.
Listen to Dr Emily Harrop talk about our guidance.