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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

NICE approval for nivolumab provides new treatment for advanced blood cancer

People with an advanced type of blood cancer will benefit from nivolumab on the NHS following approval by NICE.

News Published July 2017 Last updated July 2017

Managing conflicts of interest – making good decisions

NICE is seeking views on a new conflicts of interest policy to ensure its committees’ decisions are fair and unbiased.

News Published July 2017 Last updated July 2017

NICE approves more tolerable treatment for blood cancer

Around 2,200 patients a year with multiple myeloma are to benefit from a new, tolerable treatment on the NHS following approval by NICE.

News Published July 2017 Last updated July 2017

New improved BNF and BNFC app launched

Following the recent launch by the publishers of the British National Formulary (BNF) and British National Formulary for children (BNFC) of a new, faster, easier to use and access app, NICE has confirmed that its BNF app will be withdrawn later this year.

News Published July 2017 Last updated July 2017

A new treatment option for people with kidney cancer

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

News Published July 2017 Last updated July 2017

New Strensiq deal paves way for NICE approval of life saving drug

An agreement has been reached that means more people with a rare life threatening disease can be offered an innovative new drug.

News Published July 2017 Last updated July 2017

NHS needs more advanced paramedics to ease A & E pressure, says NICE

Paramedics with advanced training can reduce the number of patients admitted to hospital unnecessarily, says NICE.

News Published July 2017 Last updated July 2017

Cancer Drugs Fund driving early access to promising new treatments

NHS patients in England are getting early access to new drugs for lung cancer and sarcoma, after NICE says they should be available on the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF).

News Published June 2017 Last updated June 2017

NICE Launches a competition for developers of healthcare technologies

NICE Scientific Advice has launched a competition for small or medium sized companies, charities and academic research groups, who are developing transformative products that have the potential to change patients’ lives and/or save the NHS money.

News Published June 2017 Last updated June 2017

More people who can get the flu jab for free should be vaccinated, says NICE

NICE is calling for people who are eligible for free flu vaccination to be offered it at every opportunity.

News Published June 2017 Last updated June 2017

Small budgets, big ideas

Emily tells us about a new competition that NICE Scientific Advice are running for small and medium sized companies, charities, and academic research groups.

News Published June 2017 Last updated June 2017

NICE approves COPD treatment roflumilast for routine NHS use

Thousands of patients to benefit from roflumilast, also known as Daxas, to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) after NICE says it should be more widely available.

News Published June 2017 Last updated June 2017

New programme will assess how digital therapies can help treat anxiety and depression

NICE is to start assessing new digital therapies that will help treat more people with anxiety and depression.

News Published June 2017 Last updated June 2017

New type of treatment for Crohn's disease is approved by NICE

Following NICE recommendations, patients with Crohn’s disease will have routine NHS access to drug ustekinumab, which offers a new way of treating the condition.

News Published June 2017 Last updated June 2017

Kadcyla new deal for breast cancer patients given green light in final draft guidance

A new deal on the breast cancer drug Kadcyla (also called trastuzumab emtansine and made by Roche) means that it can now be recommended for routine funding on the NHS.

News Published June 2017 Last updated June 2017

NICE to work with partners on developing new ways to measure quality of life across health and social care

NICE is taking part in a project that will examine how quality of life measures used to evaluate healthcare treatments such as drugs can be extended into areas of social care and public health.

News Published June 2017 Last updated June 2017

GPs welcome behind NICE doors

Practicing GPs James and Julian talk about why they’re excited to be involved in NICE’s new GP reference panel.

News Published June 2017 Last updated June 2017

NICE to launch new evidence tool for medtech product developers

NICE is launching an online tool to help medtech companies get their products to patients faster.

News Published May 2017 Last updated May 2017

NICE during the pre-election period

As a public body, NICE is required to follow civil service principles on communicating during the lead up to the general election.

News Published April 2017 Last updated April 2017

Terminally ill children should have access to around-the-clock homecare, says NICE

NICE has published a quality standard aiming to improve end of life care for children in England.

News Published April 2017 Last updated April 2017

Finding the right balance

Paul describes how making changes to long-standing methods in the NHS can help to make room for more effective approaches.

News Published April 2017 Last updated April 2017

NICE says head and neck cancer drug is not cost effective

NICE has published draft guidance saying the cost of using nivolumab to treat head and neck cancer is too high for routine NHS use.

News Published April 2017 Last updated April 2017

Test people for infections as they enter prison, says NICE

NICE has published a quality standard aiming to address the variation in health checks offered by prisons in England.

News Published April 2017 Last updated April 2017

Councils and sexual health services should consider providing free condoms to reduce STIs, says NICE

Condoms should be more widely available to reduce rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), NICE has said in new guidance.

News Published April 2017 Last updated April 2017

What's your emergency?

Dr Butler tells us why sepsis needs to be treated as an emergency and how new NICE guidance can help to achieve this.

News Published April 2017 Last updated April 2017

The votes have been counted and verified…

Deborah tells us how the judging panel have whittled the NICE shared learning award entries down from 64 to a shortlist of 20.

News Published April 2017 Last updated April 2017

Changes to NICE drug appraisals: what you need to know

The NHS is under unprecedented financial pressure, so it’s more important than ever for it to use the money it has effectively and fairly.

News Published April 2017 Last updated April 2017

What a NICE guideline means for the motor neurone disease community

Rachael sat on the committee for the guideline on motor neurone disease. She discusses what a NICE guideline means for those living with MND.

News Published March 2017 Last updated March 2017

NICE says pancreatic cancer drug is not cost effective for routine NHS use

NICE says that a drug for metastatic pancreatic cancer is not beneficial enough to justify its high cost for routine NHS use

News Published March 2017 Last updated March 2017

Emerging technology which aims to improve muscle movement is NICE's 100th medtech innovation briefing

NICE’s advice series on new or novel healthcare technology reaches a milestone

News Published March 2017 Last updated March 2017

HIV testing should be seen as routine practice, says NICE

People living in areas with a high prevalence of HIV should routinely be offered HIV tests during healthcare appointments as outlined by NICE.

News Published March 2017 Last updated March 2017

NICE plays key role in European project to help give better care to patients with blood cancers

NICE will help improve care for people with blood cancers through a pioneering new partnership.

News Published March 2017 Last updated March 2017

Finding answers in the real world

Heather explains how your medical records may help NICE make decisions

News Published March 2017 Last updated March 2017

Postmenopausal women with a family history of breast cancer should be offered anastrozole, says NICE in updated guidance

Post-menopausal women with a family history of breast cancer should be offered anastrozole, NICE has said in updated guidance.

News Published March 2017 Last updated March 2017

Checks needed every year for people with a mental health problem in the criminal justice system, says NICE

NICE has published final guidance saying that people who are diagnosed with a mental health problem within the criminal justice system should receive annual checks, and staff should be trained to spot the warning signs.

News Published March 2017 Last updated March 2017

NICE strengthens engagement with LSE Health

NICE and LSE Health will boost their research and educational activities aimed at informing health policy and practice across the UK.

News Published March 2017 Last updated March 2017

NICE recommends longer-lasting battery technology for implantable heart rhythm devices

People with heart failure are set to benefit from longer-lasting battery technology in implantable heart rhythm devices, following guidance from NICE.

News Published March 2017 Last updated March 2017

Happy staff; happy patient

Dr Prabhu talks about how a supportive workplace can help health and social care staff to provide better care for their patients

News Published March 2017 Last updated March 2017

NICE gets go-ahead to fast-track more drug approvals

Patients will benefit from access to the most cost-effective treatments nearly 5 months faster after changes to the NICE drug evaluation process were approved.

News Published March 2017 Last updated March 2017

Children should be seen and heard

Jo discusses how she worked with NICE to ensure voices of vulnerable children were taken on board for the new abuse and neglect guideline

News Published March 2017 Last updated March 2017

Treat life-threatening sepsis within the hour, says NICE

NICE is urging hospital staff to treat people with life-threatening sepsis symptoms within one hour.

News Published March 2017 Last updated March 2017

Burning the bridge to burnout

Karen discusses how incorporating physical activity into the workplace can help to improve mental wellbeing and reduce stress.

News Published March 2017 Last updated March 2017

People who are dying should be asked about their spiritual beliefs, says NICE

NICE has published new guidance calling on healthcare professionals to ask adults in the final days of life about their religious or spiritual beliefs.

News Published March 2017 Last updated March 2017

NICE says patients accessing more cancer drugs following price drops

Patients will have routine access to more cancer drugs as companies have dropped their prices as part of the reformed Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) process.

News Published March 2017 Last updated March 2017

Help NICE to help you

Laura explains the ways you can influence the development of NICE’s products

News Published February 2017 Last updated February 2017

NICE recommends wider use of tests to detect cancer-causing genetic condition

NICE has published diagnostics guidance recommending that everyone who is diagnosed with colorectal cancer should be tested for an inherited genetic condition called Lynch syndrome (LS).

News Published February 2017 Last updated February 2017

Local authorities need to work together with nightclubs and gyms to prevent drug misuse

Gyms, nightclubs and festivals should display posters and mount social media campaigns to highlight the risks of drug misuse, a new guideline from NICE says.

News Published February 2017 Last updated February 2017

NICE recommends controlled use of targeted breast cancer radiotherapy treatment alongside further research

NICE has recommended the Intrabeam Radiotherapy System for people with early breast cancer in limited circumstances with additional data collection.

News Published February 2017 Last updated February 2017

NICE seeks to support new mothers with mental health problems

NICE is calling on general practice staff to assess the mental health of all women who have recently given birth, as fears some may be left unsupported.

News Published February 2017 Last updated February 2017