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Lower price for MS drug paves the way for positive recommendation from NICE

A new, lower price for a drug to treat a rarer form of multiple sclerosis in adults has paved the way for its approval by NICE

News Published May 2019 Last updated May 2019

The scarred liver project: A new diagnostic pathway to detect chronic liver disease

Shared Learning Award 2019 finalist

News Published May 2019 Last updated May 2019

The perinatal mental health (PMH) matrix: Improving the quality of care for women

Shared Learning Award 2019 finalist

News Published May 2019 Last updated May 2019

Demand faster treatment: Why people with pancreatic cancer simply cannot afford to wait

Shared Learning Award 2019 winner

News Published May 2019 Last updated May 2019

New NICE guideline will help doctors recognise and refer people with suspected neurological conditions

NICE’s new guideline is the first to offer comprehensive information on neurological conditions to help non-specialist healthcare professionals to identify people who should be referred for specialist assessment and care.

News Published May 2019 Last updated May 2019

NICE launches online resource to help development and adoption of new health technologies

HealthTech Connect, a new online resource provided by NICE to help identify and support new health technologies as they move from inception to adoption in the UK health and care system was formally launched today (29 April).

News Published April 2019 Last updated April 2019

Offer women a choice of procedure to terminate their pregnancy

All women should be able to access both medical and surgical procedures to terminate their pregnancy, says NICE in draft guidance.

News Published April 2019 Last updated April 2019

NICE encourages use of greener asthma inhalers

People with asthma will be helped to choose the inhaler that is best for them, and best for the environment, by a new patient decision aid from NICE

News Published April 2019 Last updated April 2019

What Works: How NICE has helped spread empiricism into other professions

Dr David Halpern, What Works national adviser, discusses how NICE has inspired evidence-based decision making across the public sector

News Published April 2019 Last updated April 2019

Changing the role of assessment for young people affected by sexual exploitation

Mike Williams, senior evaluator, NSPCC, describes why assessment of children at risk needs to be more adaptive

News Published March 2019 Last updated March 2019

Promising lung cancer treatment approved for Cancer Drugs Fund

A promising new lung cancer treatment will be available on the NHS through the Cancer Drugs Fund, thanks to a new NICE recommendation.

News Published March 2019 Last updated March 2019

NICE publishes a summary of its guidance and other safety advice on valproate

NICE has today (28 March) published a summary for healthcare professionals bringing together all its recommendations and other safety advice on the drug valproate.

News Published March 2019 Last updated March 2019

Building on the first 20 years: the NICE Connect project

NICE is embarking on an ambitious multi-year programme that will review the way we produce and present guidance and advice

News Published March 2019 Last updated March 2019

NICE celebrates its 20th anniversary

Organisation was founded in April 1999 to improve outcome for health service users

News Published March 2019 Last updated March 2019

Thousands set to benefit from blood pressure treatment under new NICE guidance

NICE has today (28 August 2019) published its updated guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension).

News Published March 2019 Last updated March 2019

A new model for clinical decision making in patients with multimorbidity

Multimorbidity needs a new model of treatment, the authors explain why and how

News Published March 2019 Last updated March 2019

890 more children and adults eligible for cochlear implants on the NHS each year

Hundreds more people with severe to profound deafness will be eligible for cochlear implants each year, due to updated NICE guidance

News Published March 2019 Last updated March 2019

Research that saves lives

Cathy Rodway, Programme Manager at the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health (NCISH), tells us why it is important to support the review of self-harm services in local areas

News Published March 2019 Last updated March 2019

Local authorities urged to ensure building developers address air pollution

The updated quality standard highlights that authorities should assess planning applications and consider how the effects of traffic-related air pollution may affect local communities.

News Published February 2019 Last updated February 2019

NICE says drug to treat Batten disease cannot be recommended for NHS use because company is unable to address concerns about long-term effectiveness

NICE has published draft guidance which confirms its earlier decision not to recommend cerliponase alfa (also called Brineura and made by Biomarin) for children with Batten disease – a very rare inherited condition affecting between 1 and 6 babies each year in the UK.

News Published February 2019 Last updated February 2019

Shared Learning Awards: Judges reveal 20 shortlisted entries to be displayed at NICE annual conference

More than 60 entries received from organisations across the country which highlight how they put NICE guidance into practice

News Published February 2019 Last updated February 2019

Medicines optimisation: Why is it important and where to start

Karen O’Brien, CDAO leading on Greater Manchester Strategy Implementation Plan, Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership (HSCP), discusses medicines optimisation and the resources available on the NICE website

News Published February 2019 Last updated February 2019

NICE draft guidance recommends pertuzumab for new breast cancer indication after improved price offer from company

NICE has published final draft guidance recommending pertuzumab (Perjeta, Roche) for treating early HER2-positive breast cancer in people whose disease has spread to their lymph nodes.

News Published February 2019 Last updated February 2019

NICE provides first scientific advice on patient preference study design

The NICE Scientific Advice team, working with the Science Policy and Research team at NICE, has provided its first piece of advice on the design of a patient preference study.

News Published February 2019 Last updated February 2019

NICE and Public Health England publish new antibiotic prescribing guidance for patients with suspected pneumonia

These two guidelines set out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy that aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

News Published February 2019 Last updated February 2019

Helping to support young people after abuse

Angelica experienced abuse aged 12. She shares her story and talks about her role in developing NICE guidance.

News Published February 2019 Last updated February 2019

NICE updates guideline on alcohol education in schools

NICE is updating its guideline on Alcohol interventions in secondary and further education.

News Published February 2019 Last updated February 2019

NICE collaborates with the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Health to offer parallel scientific advice

NICE and the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Health (CADTH) have launched a new collaboration to offer parallel scientific advice to the life sciences industry.

News Published February 2019 Last updated February 2019

NICE recommends another revolutionary CAR T-cell therapy for adults with lymphoma

Adults with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) will be able to access another revolutionary chimeric antigen receptor T-Cell (CAR T-cell) therapy through the Cancer Drugs Fund.

News Published February 2019 Last updated February 2019

NICE Scientific Advice launches collaborative programme with life sciences industry body

NICE has announced a collaboration with the body which represents life sciences organisations in the UK.

News Published January 2019 Last updated January 2019

Offer digital CBT to young people with mild depression, NICE says

Children and young people can be offered digital cognitive behavioural therapy (digital CBT, also known as computer CBT) as a first-line treatment for mild depression.

News Published January 2019 Last updated January 2019

Thousands of adults with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia to benefit from new treatment option

Thousands of people will benefit as NICE recommends venetoclax with rituximab for adults with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.

News Published January 2019 Last updated January 2019

More donor livers could be used for transplantation thanks to exciting new development, NICE says

Procedure will extend the life of a donor liver by double the length of time compared to now

News Published January 2019 Last updated January 2019

NICE guideline set to address variation in provision of services for adults with cerebral palsy

NICE has published its guideline on the care and support needs of adults with cerebral palsy.

News Published January 2019 Last updated January 2019

Sharing end of life decisions: Carrying out mum's wishes

Annabel Dawson, lay reviewer for National Institute for Health Research discussed the importance of end of life planning

News Published January 2019 Last updated January 2019

New migraine drug not cost-effective NICE says in draft guidance

NICE has said that a new drug for preventing migraine is not a cost effective use of NHS resources, in draft guidance published today.

News Published January 2019 Last updated January 2019

New and upgraded roads should prioritise pedestrians, cyclists and public transport over motorised vehicles

Physical inactivity is responsible for one in six deaths and is believed to cost the UK £7.4 billion each year, including £900 million to the NHS

News Published January 2019 Last updated January 2019

Third biological treatment gives more choice for people with severe asthma

Another potentially life-changing treatment should be available to people with a severe form of asthma, NICE says.

News Published January 2019 Last updated January 2019

Technology appraisal data

Explore data about our technology appraisal guidance. Find out about the decisions we make and our ways of working. 

News Published December 2018 Last updated December 2018

Non-invasive MRI scan for Prostate Cancer recommended by NICE

NICE has recommended the scan as a first-line investigation for people with suspected clinically localised prostate cancer.

News Published December 2018 Last updated December 2018

NICE recommends a CAR T-cell therapy for adults with some types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

NICE has published final draft guidance recommending a breakthrough cancer treatment, called CAR T-cell therapy, for adults with certain types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

News Published December 2018 Last updated December 2018

Innovative heart procedure will extend lives of patients with faulty heart valve

Up to 400 patients each year are set to benefit from the procedure being made available more widely

News Published December 2018 Last updated December 2018

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).

News Published December 2018 Last updated December 2018

Adherence to guidelines could save 63 babies a year - update

Jane Gorringe, maternity engagement project manager at Tamba discusses how babies’ lives can be saved if maternity units adhere to NICE guidance on multiple pregnancies.

News Published November 2018 Last updated November 2018

Life extending treatment for patients with advanced liver cancer recommended by NICE

Approving regorafenib is a "welcome step forward" for those people who are eligible

News Published November 2018 Last updated November 2018

Speeding up access to transformative healthcare technologies

Meindert Boysen explains how NICE is helping to get transformative healthcare technologies to patients quicker

News Published November 2018 Last updated November 2018

More stroke patients to be offered life-saving procedure

Patients with acute ischaemic stroke should be offered a procedure to remove the blood clot up to 24 hours after the onset of symptoms.

News Published November 2018 Last updated November 2018

Improving support for children and young people affected by abuse

Hayley Clark, senior business development manager, NSPCC, outlines how NICE and the NSPCC support mental health services tailored to children’s needs

News Published November 2018 Last updated November 2018

New life-extending lung cancer treatment approved by NICE

Thousands of lung cancer patients are now eligible for a new life-extending treatment through the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF).

News Published November 2018 Last updated November 2018

A NICE fellowship was an excellent opportunity to develop the PMH matrix

Sarah Fishburn, quality improvement for Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Network, discusses how postnatal mental health care can be improved

News Published November 2018 Last updated November 2018