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Innovative skin cancer drug available on Cancer Drugs Fund

Patients with a type of advanced skin cancer have a new treatment option as pembrolizumab, also known as Keytruda, has been recommended for use on the Cancer Drugs Fund.

News Published November 2018 Last updated November 2018

NICE recommends cutting-edge therapy for young people with blood cancer

NICE has recommended a pioneering cancer treatment, CART-cell therapy, for people under the age of 25 with leukaemia.

News Published November 2018 Last updated November 2018

Join Healthwatch and improve the experience of adult social care

Matthew Parris, Healthwatch deputy CEO, shares his experience of visiting care homes with Healthwatch Surrey

News Published November 2018 Last updated November 2018

Improving methods to assess diagnostic health technologies

Funding available to academics and researchers to develop new methods and techniques for diagnostic technologies

News Published October 2018 Last updated October 2018

NICE to retire Guidance app

Following improved access and optimisation of the website, the NICE guidance app will no longer be available for download with plans to phase it out by January 2019.

News Published October 2018 Last updated October 2018

Jeanette Kusel is appointed as director for NICE Scientific Advice

NICE has announced the appointment of Jeanette Kusel as director for NICE Scientific Advice.

News Published October 2018 Last updated October 2018

Making a difference to the lives of those we serve

Natasha Sloman, head of Hospital Inspection at the Care Quality Commission (CQC), discusses how working with NICE has been fundamental in making her work a success

News Published October 2018 Last updated October 2018

Mental health in a changing world

Paige Ataou shares her experience of mental health in the changing world and talks about environment and relationships

News Published October 2018 Last updated October 2018

NICE says non-surgical options should be offered first for stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse

Women should be offered the treatment option of their choice, in discussion with their clinician

News Published October 2018 Last updated October 2018

Being a NICE Scholar will broaden your knowledge of health and social care

Katie Currie, public health principal, outlines how the NICE Scholar programme shaped her career development

News Published October 2018 Last updated October 2018

New decision making guideline will help maximise personal autonomy

Nageena Khalique QC, barrister and chair of the committee for the NICE guideline on Decision making and mental capacity, discusses how the new guideline applies to a range of situations

News Published October 2018 Last updated October 2018

Patients to be offered choice over setting and type of dialysis treatment, NICE says

Dialysis choice allows patients to live the life they want to

News Published October 2018 Last updated October 2018

Double check patients with 'penicillin allergy' to avoid increased MRSA risk

People who incorrectly believe they are allergic to penicillin are unnecessarily put at an increased risk of developing MRSA or C difficile, NICE warns today.

News Published September 2018 Last updated September 2018

Has NICE guidance helped your organisation up its game? Enter the 2019 Shared Learning Awards

The 2019 Shared Learning Awards are now open for entries.

News Published September 2018 Last updated September 2018

NICE responds to feedback on eating disorders quality initiatives

A new NICE quality standard (QS) on eating disorders focuses on promoting early access and coordinating care between services.

News Published September 2018 Last updated September 2018

Consider electric or hybrid NHS and local authorities urged to reduce vehicle air pollution

Driver training and car sharing should also be considered in bid to reduce emissions

News Published September 2018 Last updated September 2018

NICE encourages further discussions on Kymriah for adult lymphoma

CAR-T is too expensive to recommend as a treatment for adults with lymphoma, NICE says in draft guidance today (19 September).

News Published September 2018 Last updated September 2018

Being a NICE Fellow has been a fantastic experience

Dr Julia Terry discussed how her experience as a NICE Fellow enhanced her academic career

News Published September 2018 Last updated September 2018

Patients with high-risk skin cancer have new treatment option

Hundreds of patients with a type of advanced skin cancer are set to benefit from a new treatment, dabrafenib plus trametinib.

News Published September 2018 Last updated September 2018

Let's talk about risk and lifestyle change

Dr Finnikin explains how he approaches patients about cardiovascular risk and changes to lifestyle

News Published September 2018 Last updated September 2018

New “life changing” procedure can be offered to adults with severe asthma on NHS

Procedure could be an option for adults with severe asthma whose symptoms cannot be adequately controlled with drugs

News Published August 2018 Last updated August 2018

Feedback encouraged to allow use of life extending treatment on NHS for those with blood cancer

CAR-T considered to be an exciting innovation which can cure some patients but very expensive

News Published August 2018 Last updated August 2018

Antibiotics should not be issued as first line of treatment for a cough, says NICE and PHE

People should take honey or cough medicines instead but speak to their GP if it persists for longer than three weeks

News Published August 2018 Last updated August 2018

NICE would welcome further discussions about access to spinal muscular atrophy drug nusinersen

NICE hopes for further talks over nusinersen for treating a rare genetic disorder; spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

News Published August 2018 Last updated August 2018

Allied Health Professionals into action

Naomi introduces the NICE into Action webinar series and tells us why this is important for the allied health professions.

News Published August 2018 Last updated August 2018

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

NICE has published a draft guideline on the care and support adults with cerebral palsy should receive.

News Published July 2018 Last updated July 2018

Improving how stakeholders comment online will improve the outcomes of NICE consultations

Eleanor describes how a new system to comment on draft guidance will better support NICE stakeholders and staff during consultations

News Published July 2018 Last updated July 2018

Launch of new master's degree in Evaluation of Health Care Interventions and Outcomes

A new master’s degree in healthcare decision making has been launched by London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in collaboration with NICE.

News Published July 2018 Last updated July 2018

Cancer drug for children recommended after becoming cost effective for NHS patients

Around 60% of children with high-risk neuroblastoma could be treated with dinutuximab beta

News Published July 2018 Last updated July 2018

More people to be given dye to highlight brain tumours to surgeons say NICE

Hundreds of patients a year set to benefit from roll out of dye to all of England’s neurosurgical units

News Published July 2018 Last updated July 2018

NICE renews major health improvement partnership with Greater Manchester

A major collaboration between NICE and Greater Manchester has been secured for a further three years, until June 2021.

News Published June 2018 Last updated June 2018

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

News Published June 2018 Last updated June 2018

Improving access to new treatments in rare diseases

Emily tells us how a ground-breaking HERCULES project will help NICE to get the evidence we need faster.

News Published June 2018 Last updated June 2018

NICE backed award for physiotherapist helping to improve patients' quality of life

Laura McNeillie picks up NICE award at Chief Allied Health Professions Officer’s awards

News Published June 2018 Last updated June 2018

People with dementia should be involved in discussions about their care, says NICE

NICE has updated its guidance for the support of people living with dementia.

News Published June 2018 Last updated June 2018

Have you read my notes, doctor?

Deyo tells us how the NICE multimorbidity guideline is helping him to help his patients.

News Published June 2018 Last updated June 2018

Adding pertuzumab to existing treatments after surgery for early breast cancer not cost effective, says NICE in draft guidance

Women with a type of early breast cancer may not benefit from continuing or starting a drug after having surgery, NICE says in draft guidance.

News Published June 2018 Last updated June 2018

Join us for a data jam!

Fiona invites us to join her at NICE’s social care data jam

News Published June 2018 Last updated June 2018

Uniting the science and clinical practice to improve patient care

Celia introduces the topic of clinical improvement and discusses how it affects changes in the NHS

News Published June 2018 Last updated June 2018

Therapy offered within one month to prevent PTSD, says NICE

People who have suffered trauma and are at risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) should be offered therapy within one month, NICE says in new draft guidance.

News Published June 2018 Last updated June 2018

Professor David Haslam is knighted for his services to NHS Leadership

David has been honoured in Her Majesty, the Queen’s birthday honours list to recognise his outstanding achievements in NHS Leadership.

News Published June 2018 Last updated June 2018

Takeda pioneers NICE's new service for economic model review

NICE Scientific Advice (NSA) launched a new health economic model review service, PRIMA, in December 2017 and it is already proving to be a valuable resource for model developers.

News Published June 2018 Last updated June 2018

Life-extending lung cancer drug will be more widely available on the NHS after NICE review

NICE says more people should be able to freely access pembrolizumab, known as Keytruda, after a new trial shows it helps certain adults with lung cancer live more than a year longer.

News Published June 2018 Last updated June 2018

Supporting patients with gastrointestinal problems: better pathway, better outcomes

Victoria Hilton and her team, finalists of the NICE Shared Learning Awards, tell us about an improved care pathway to support better outcomes for patients with gastrointestinal problems

News Published May 2018 Last updated May 2018

A winning way to run a care home

Jason tells us why winning a prestigious Skills for Care award matters to him and his team

News Published May 2018 Last updated May 2018

NICE approves multiple sclerosis drugs after prices are reduced

Reductions to the price of three multiple sclerosis (MS) drugs mean NICE is now able to recommend them for routine NHS funding.

News Published May 2018 Last updated May 2018

Tackling Malnutrition: the 'Food First' Way

The Food First team, finalists of the NICE Shared Learning Awards, tell us about their approach to improving nutritional care in care homes

News Published May 2018 Last updated May 2018

New guidance will help combat drug resistant urinary tract infections, says NICE

NICE has published new guidance to help healthcare professionals optimise the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs).

News Published May 2018 Last updated May 2018

Hundreds of people with blood cancer given more treatment options after NICE recommends three drugs

NICE has recommended three blood cancer drugs, brentuximab vedotin, midostaurin and arsenic trioxide be made available on the NHS.

News Published May 2018 Last updated May 2018

Long term benefit of neuroblastoma treatment is too uncertain, says NICE

NICE has published draft guidance in which dinutuximab beta is not recommended as a treatment for high-risk neuroblastoma – a rare type of cancer that mainly affects children and young people.

News Published May 2018 Last updated May 2018