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Building important connections with BAME communities

Sheela discusses why we should encourage more people from BAME backgrounds to apply for senior level roles and be involved in NICE committees.

News Published May 2018 Last updated May 2018

NICE appoints new head of health technology evaluation

NICE has announced that Meindert Boysen has been appointed as its director of the Centre for Health Technology Evaluation.

News Published April 2018 Last updated April 2018

A new option for men with enlarged prostate

Men suffering with symptoms from an enlarged prostate could be offered a new type of nonsurgical treatment thanks to changes in NICE guidance.

News Published April 2018 Last updated April 2018

Food and drink options in NHS settings; new questionnaire prompts changes

Fiona explains how a new questionnaire could be used to increase healthy food and drink options in hospital retail outlets

News Published April 2018 Last updated April 2018

Mind the gap: better evidence, better prevention

Professor Stansby, expert advisor on the VTE guideline, highlights a call for research launched by NICE and NIHR, into the risk assessment tools

News Published April 2018 Last updated April 2018

How listening to people with learning disabilities can improve services

Sharon discusses NICE’s learning disabilities guideline and how organisations can work to improve local services

News Published April 2018 Last updated April 2018

Working on a NICE committee to make a BAME difference

Thines tells us why NICE committees benefit from diverse representation.

News Published April 2018 Last updated April 2018

People growing older with learning disabilities should get regular health checks, says NICE

NICE says people growing older with learning disabilities need to have annual health checks to help them manage conditions that can quickly affect them as they grow older.

News Published April 2018 Last updated April 2018

New advice will help doctors spot and treat Lyme disease early, says NICE

NICE has issued new advice to help doctors quickly spot Lyme disease, so they can offer people NHS treatment as soon as possible.

News Published April 2018 Last updated April 2018

NICE 2018 Shared Learning Awards: And the finalists are….

Deborah steps out of the judging booth to tell us who has been listed as a NICE shared learning award finalist.

News Published April 2018 Last updated April 2018

Care for people with learning disabilities should be close to home wherever possible, says NICE

NICE is urging councils and health bodies to make sure that people with learning disabilities can access well-designed services and staff with the right skills so they do not need to move away for care or treatment.

News Published March 2018 Last updated March 2018

A NICE endorsement for a new pathway

Chris tells us why being endorsed by NICE will boost trust in Prostate Cancer UK’s new pathway for professionals.

News Published March 2018 Last updated March 2018

Help people make informed decisions when they want to quit smoking, says NICE and Public Health England.

NICE and Public Health England have published updated guidelines for health practitioners and stop smoking services on the best ways to help people quit smoking.

News Published March 2018 Last updated March 2018

Local councils should improve the quality of footpaths so more people can be active, says NICE

NICE is calling on local councils to encourage people to be more physically active by improving routes for pedestrians, cyclists and other users.

News Published March 2018 Last updated March 2018

Breaking free

Mark discusses how the police force is changing to better support offenders with mental health issues.

News Published March 2018 Last updated March 2018

NICE Medtech Early Technical Assessment tool to form part of government grant application process for healthcare product developers

The Medtech Early Technical Assessment (META) tool has been selected , as an option, to form part of the application process for a £1million grant for developers of innovative medicines, diagnostics and regulated digital technology in a real world clinical setting,

News Published March 2018 Last updated March 2018

Heavy menstrual bleeding made me afraid to leave the house

Jillian shares her experience of heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) and how she hopes the new NICE guidelines will improve treatment for women like her.

News Published March 2018 Last updated March 2018

10,000 more women to be offered test to identify the cause of heavy periods

Hysteroscopy has been recommended as a first line diagnostic test for women with heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia), in updated NICE guidance.

News Published March 2018 Last updated March 2018

An exercise class with a difference

Emma discusses how her team has been using NICE guidance to help people with osteoarthritis.

News Published March 2018 Last updated March 2018

Keeping children and young people safe from abuse

Professor May-Chahal explains how NICE guidance will help protect children and young people from abuse.

News Published March 2018 Last updated March 2018

Rare Disease Day

To mark Rare Disease Day (28 February), Sheela Upadhyaya explains how NICE’s Highly Specialised Technologies (HST) programme has helped to ensure that drugs for very rare diseases are evaluated appropriately and, if approved, are offered to patients who can benefit from them as part of NHS England’s arrangements for specialised commissioning.   

News Published February 2018 Last updated February 2018

A NICE journey

Rachel talks about her time on the fellowship programme at NICE.

News Published February 2018 Last updated February 2018

NICE sets out measures to reduce suicide attempts in public spaces and prisons

Physical barriers such as nets and fences at bridges and stations could reduce suicides, NICE says.

News Published February 2018 Last updated February 2018

Opening doors, breaking down barriers

Victoria discusses improvements in how NICE works with patients and the general public, which means there are now more ways than ever to get involved

News Published February 2018 Last updated February 2018

NICE announces next steps in updating its guideline on ME/CFS

A workshop last month with stakeholders marked the formal start of NICE’s collaborative work to update its 2010 guideline on the diagnosis and management of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).

News Published February 2018 Last updated February 2018

Alternative treatments for people with thyroid cancer to be offered routinely on the NHS, says NICE

The new guidance recommends three drugs, treating two types of thyroid cancer to be made routinely available in the NHS.

News Published February 2018 Last updated February 2018

Drug company says it will negotiate terms to allow children to access new treatment for rare genetic disorder

NICE has published draft guidance that does not recommend the drug cerliponase alfa (also called Brineura and made by Biomarin) for children with neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis type 2 (CLN2) – a very rare inherited condition affecting between 1 and 6 babies each year in the UK.

News Published February 2018 Last updated February 2018

Once a day pill for ovarian cancer could be made available on the CDF

NICE has invited Tesaro to submit a proposal for including niraparib (Zejula) in the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF), for treating some types of recurrent ovarian cancer.

News Published February 2018 Last updated February 2018

Having a NICE endorsement ensures patients and commissioners trust our services

Richard talks about the NICE endorsement programme and what it means for his organisation

News Published February 2018 Last updated February 2018

Patients to benefit from myeloma treatment through CDF deal

Up to 1,600 patients with multiple myeloma could benefit from a new oral pill after NICE recommends ixazomib, also known as Ninlaro, for use within the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF).

News Published February 2018 Last updated February 2018

Pancreatic cancer patients should be offered early scans to avoid unnecessary surgery, says NICE

NICE recommends the use of a more accurate scan to diagnose and determine the stage of pancreatic cancer in patients.

News Published February 2018 Last updated February 2018

Use paracetamol to relieve a sore throat rather than antibiotics

The majority of sore throats do not need antibiotics and medicated lozenges may only help to reduce pain by a small amount, NICE says.

News Published January 2018 Last updated January 2018

Director at NICE leaves after 17 years

Professor Carole Longson, director of the Health Technology Evaluation Centre, is to leave NICE to move on to new roles in the life sciences sector.

News Published January 2018 Last updated January 2018

NICE publishes updated recommendations for the treatment and care of people with early breast cancer

NICE’s updated guideline on early and locally advanced breast cancer calls for extended hormonal therapy for some women after they’ve taken tamoxifen in order to reduce the risk of their breast cancer coming back.

News Published January 2018 Last updated January 2018

New online and mobile app for depression should be trialled on the NHS, says NICE

NICE says that online and mobile programme Deprexis could help adults with depression get faster access to care and it should be tested out in NHS services.

News Published January 2018 Last updated January 2018

Opportunity to improve care for people with suspected late stage macular degeneration, says NICE.

People with suspected late AMD (wet active) should be referred to a macula service within one working day, says NICE in guidance published today.

News Published January 2018 Last updated January 2018

Guiding me through my career – helping to improve patient care

Jane tells us how she has used NICE guidance to prevent cardiac arrests and promote quality in local care homes.

News Published January 2018 Last updated January 2018

Newcastle University wins first NICE AdviSeME Prize

NICE Scientific Advice has announced that Newcastle University is the first winner of the NICE AdviSeME Prize for its novel prognostic skin cancer test.

News Published January 2018 Last updated January 2018

NICE final draft guidance recommends gene therapy for rare 'bubble baby syndrome'

Strimvelis, a treatment for an ultra-rare inherited immune deficiency condition that has been dubbed ‘bubble baby syndrome’ has been approved by NICE in final draft guidance.

News Published January 2018 Last updated January 2018

Support people to make decisions if they have capacity but find it difficult, NICE says

Health and social care professionals should support people to make decisions who find it difficult, NICE says in new draft guidance.

News Published December 2017 Last updated December 2017

Multiple sclerosis patients to have routine access to beta interferon drug, says NICE in new draft guidance.

Multiple sclerosis drug, Extavia, has been approved for routine funding on the NHS, in NICE draft guidance.

News Published December 2017 Last updated December 2017

The role of NICE guidance in fighting antibiotic resistance

Rosie explains how new NICE guidance will help us all in the fight against antibiotic resistance

News Published December 2017 Last updated December 2017

Families should feel supported when their child is born preterm, says NICE.

Children born preterm should be offered developmental check-ups to help identify any problems or disorders early on, NICE has said in its latest draft quality standard.

News Published December 2017 Last updated December 2017

Mesh for vaginal wall prolapse should only be used in the context of research, says NICE

Updated advice says current evidence on the safety of the procedure shows there are serious, but well-recognised safety concerns.

News Published December 2017 Last updated December 2017

New deal will give people with kidney cancer another treatment option

People with advanced kidney cancer are set to benefit from a new treatment, after NICE has said lenvatinib should be available on the NHS.

News Published December 2017 Last updated December 2017

NICE Launches PRIMA to health-check economic models

NICE Scientific Advice offers a new service for healthcare product developers to check the quality of their economic models.

News Published December 2017 Last updated December 2017

People with eating disorders benefit from specialist CBT and self-help programmes, says NICE

Adults with eating disorders could benefit from specialised cognitive behavioural therapy which aims to help patients better understand their condition, the new NICE draft quality standard says.

News Published November 2017 Last updated November 2017

New ways to diagnose and manage asthma can improve care, says NICE

New tests to help diagnose asthma and a change in how medicines are offered can help people take control of their asthma, NICE says in new guidance.

News Published November 2017 Last updated November 2017

Remove earwax if a build-up is causing hearing loss problems, NICE tells primary care

GP surgeries or community clinics should offer to remove earwax if a build-up is contributing to someone’s hearing loss.

News Published November 2017 Last updated November 2017

Merck invited to submit a CDF proposal for Merkel cell cancer drug

NICE has asked Merck to submit a Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) proposal for an immunotherapy called avelumab.

News Published November 2017 Last updated November 2017