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Breast cancer patients to have routine access to two life extending drugs after new deal, say NICE in draft guidance

NICE has recommended palbociclib and ribociclib for routine funding after the companies lowered the prices and gave more evidence for their effectiveness.

News Published November 2017 Last updated November 2017

Staying home to get better

Melissa has woken up with a cold. She feels terrible, but she thinks she should still attend her university classes.

News Published November 2017 Last updated November 2017

Washing the germs away

Di has been working hard to teach her students about the importance of hand-washing. Find out how she has got on.

News Published November 2017 Last updated November 2017

Getting to the root of the problem before antibiotics

Nicola tells us why she is glad her daughter was not given antibiotics for her ear infection.

News Published November 2017 Last updated November 2017

Use antibiotics effectively to reduce drug-resistance

Good management of antibiotics can halve the number of people picking-up drug-resistant infections in hospital, new data suggests.

News Published November 2017 Last updated November 2017

Challenging services to change

Jonathan talks about how local, specialist support can improve the lives of people with learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges.

News Published November 2017 Last updated November 2017

Help older people with learning disabilities plan for the future, says NICE

NICE recommends health and social care professionals help older people with learning disabilities live healthy and fulfilling lives as they age, including planning for life-changing events.

News Published November 2017 Last updated November 2017

Inherited risk of high cholesterol should be identified and treated as early as possible, NICE says in updated guidance

Medical records should be checked to identify people who may be at risk of common inherited cholesterol disorder familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH), NICE says.

News Published November 2017 Last updated November 2017

People at a low risk of developing glaucoma can avoid unnecessary referral, says NICE.

NICE’s updated guideline on glaucoma will mean fewer people need to be referred for further specialist investigation and possible treatment.

News Published November 2017 Last updated November 2017

Antibiotics should not be used to treat the majority of sinus infections, NICE says

NICE is advising healthcare professionals to tell their patients that a sinus infection will likely clear-up without antibiotics and that there is little evidence oral decongestants will help to relieve their symptoms.

News Published October 2017 Last updated October 2017

A life changing operation

Nick shares his experience of what its like before and after cataract surgery

News Published October 2017 Last updated October 2017

People with cystic fibrosis could be monitored through phone or video messaging, says NICE

Patients with cystic fibrosis could avoid having to travel to specialist clinics if health professionals could monitor them using phone or video messaging.

News Published October 2017 Last updated October 2017

Antibiotic resistance is now “common” in urinary tract infections

The number of urinary tract infections (UTIs) caused by drug resistant bacteria is increasing, new data shows.

News Published October 2017 Last updated October 2017

Nutritious cookery lessons served up by Health Champions

Denise tells us about how cookery lessons can help to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

News Published October 2017 Last updated October 2017

Mind the gap: better evidence, fresher air

Nick tells us why NICE wants to encourage research into the impact of air pollution.

News Published October 2017 Last updated October 2017

Hundreds of patients to have access to head and neck cancer drug after new deal, says NICE

Nivolumab is recommended for use within the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) for some patients with head and neck cancer.

News Published October 2017 Last updated October 2017

New treatment option for people with gastrointestinal cancer

More people will be able to receive regorafenib now that NICE has said it should move out of the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) and into routine NHS funding.

News Published October 2017 Last updated October 2017

The NICE Guidance Implementation survey

We want to know why and how you use our products and in particular what would make this easier for you.

News Published October 2017 Last updated October 2017

The Quality Improvement Resource: An invaluable tool for commissioners

Sarbjit discusses her involvement in the co-production of a new tool to help improve delivery of adult social care services.

News Published October 2017 Last updated October 2017

People with learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges should be better cared for in the community, says NICE

Local authorities and NHS bodies should provide specialist community care for people with learning disabilities who behave in a way that challenges to avoid admissions to psychiatric wards or residential homes, new draft guidance from NICE says.

News Published October 2017 Last updated October 2017

Allow underweight children to be 'messy' with their food, says NICE.

Slow weight gain in early childhood, also known as faltering growth, may be associated with persisting problems with appetite and feeding, says NICE, in new guidance published today.

News Published September 2017 Last updated September 2017

Test children's urine before prescribing antibiotics for UTIs, says NICE

NICE is advising healthcare professionals use dipstick urine tests to decide whether to give children antibiotics for suspected urinary tract infections (UTI).

News Published September 2017 Last updated September 2017

NICE sets out how to diagnose and treat Lyme disease

New NICE guidance will help GPs, specialists and other health professionals spot a potential diagnosis of Lyme disease.

News Published September 2017 Last updated September 2017

NICE says not to give up on people trying to be independent after hospital discharge or in their own homes

NICE is urging health and social care staff to support people to safely continue with everyday activities such as climbing stairs, dressing themselves or cooking after a period of illness or if they have been struggling at home.

News Published September 2017 Last updated September 2017

Most common ear infections should not be treated with antibiotics, says NICE

NICE is urging GPs to manage most common ear infections with pain relief rather than antibiotics.

News Published September 2017 Last updated September 2017

NICE to begin review of its guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of CFS/ME

NICE is to begin a review of its 2010 guideline on the diagnosis and management of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) following a recent public consultation with patient and professional groups.

News Published September 2017 Last updated September 2017

Nivolumab now available for lung cancer after company offers NICE new CDF deal

Lung cancer patients in England can now be prescribed nivolumab, also known as Opdivo, after NICE says it should be available through the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF).

News Published September 2017 Last updated September 2017

Thinking about the unthinkable

Doug and Ben explore how NICE can help to support families during one of the most difficult times.

News Published September 2017 Last updated September 2017

More than a million people should be offered lifestyle tips as a way to avoid type 2 diabetes

People at the highest risk of type 2 diabetes should be given intensive exercise and weight loss help by the NHS, NICE has recommended.

News Published September 2017 Last updated September 2017

Working together to improve research methods

Sam and Rosie discuss how the MRC and NICE have teamed up to improve research methods in health and social care.

News Published September 2017 Last updated September 2017

Support before, during and after

Anne tells us why it is important to support families through all stages of grief.

News Published September 2017 Last updated September 2017

Look out for people at risk of having ADHD diagnosis missed, says NICE

NICE is urging doctors to think about a potential ADHD diagnosis in people who are at higher risk of having the condition, but who are usually overlooked.

News Published September 2017 Last updated September 2017

Suspect endometriosis in women with chronic pelvic pain, says NICE.

Delayed diagnosis is a significant problem for women with endometriosis, NICE has said, as new guidance aims to raise awareness amongst healthcare professionals.

News Published September 2017 Last updated September 2017

Raising awareness of Endometriosis

Rachel Brown tells us how the new NICE guideline should lead to a better quality of life for women who suffer with endometriosis.

News Published September 2017 Last updated September 2017

Finding digital solutions to improve access to mental health care

Emily talks us through the pros and cons of digital therapies and what NICE is doing to help

News Published September 2017 Last updated September 2017

NICE says benefits of breast cancer drug fulvestrant too uncertain to make it cost effective

NICE has published draft guidance saying the evidence on using fulvestrant to treat a type of breast cancer does not prove it prolongs survival more than existing, less expensive treatments.

News Published September 2017 Last updated September 2017

Saving antibiotics – supporting decisions

Jacob tells us how NICE guidance has helped him to decide when to give antibiotics and why this is important.

News Published August 2017 Last updated August 2017

People should have more control of social care services

NICE is urging councils in England to help adults have more control over day-to-day tasks like cooking and cleaning.

News Published August 2017 Last updated August 2017

Local councils should make it easier for people with disabilities to be active, says NICE

NICE is urging local councils to make it as easy as possible for people with limited mobility to be more active in their area.

News Published August 2017 Last updated August 2017

Better care, better home

Gillian Leng discusses what people should expect from life in a care home.

News Published August 2017 Last updated August 2017

Patients getting faster access to cancer drugs as NICE approves three quarters of the Cancer Drugs Fund

Liver cancer drug, sorafenib has been approved for routine NHS use, marking three quarters of the way through the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) without a negative decision.

News Published August 2017 Last updated August 2017

No one left behind

Chris tells us how he has seen Age UK work with the NHS to put NICE’s quality standard on mental wellbeing and independence for older people into practice.

News Published August 2017 Last updated August 2017

Thousands more people could be offered drugs to prevent bone fractures because of osteoporosis

NICE has published new guidance on the use of drugs called bisphosphonates for preventing bone fractures in people at increased risk.

News Published August 2017 Last updated August 2017

Pancreatic cancer patients to have routine access to life extending drug after new deal, says NICE

NICE has recommended nab-paclitaxel for routine NHS use after the company agreed a confidential price discount and provided more evidence on its effectiveness.

News Published August 2017 Last updated August 2017

Difficult choices

David Haslam talks about the principles that guide decisions at NICE in the face of difficult choices.

News Published August 2017 Last updated August 2017

Roche invited to submit a CDF proposal for urothelial cancer drug

NICE has asked Roche to submit a Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) proposal for an immunotherapy treatment called atezolizumab.

News Published August 2017 Last updated August 2017

Autistic people will receive better care if GPs develop a national register, says NICE

NICE is calling on GPs to develop a national autism register to ensure autistic people receive the tailored care they need.

News Published August 2017 Last updated August 2017

Out of sight and out of mind

Rebecca talks about support for people receiving mental health care outside their local area.

News Published July 2017 Last updated July 2017

£3 a day drug for irritable bowel syndrome gets NICE approval

The drug, Truberzi has been recommended for routine funding on the NHS to treat patients with irritable bowel syndrome and diarrhoea (IBS-D).

News Published July 2017 Last updated July 2017

Statins should be offered to everyone who has chronic kidney disease, says NICE

Healthcare professionals should offer statins to millions of people with chronic kidney disease (CKD). This will help to manage their increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), says NICE.

News Published July 2017 Last updated July 2017