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Caring for patients with more than one long-term health condition

Bruce Guthrie, GP and Professor of Primary Care Medicine at the University of Dundee Medical School shares his experiences of caring for patients with multimorbidity

News Published February 2017 Last updated February 2017

Becoming a NICE expert works

Dr Benett discusses how becoming a NICE guidance team member helped him to find new ways to treat his patient with kidney disease

News Published February 2017 Last updated February 2017

Breast cancer drug costs too high in relation to benefits for routine NHS funding

NICE does not recommend breast cancer drug palbociclib (Ibrance, Pfizer) because its cost is too high in relation to its potential benefits in draft guidance out for consultation.

News Published February 2017 Last updated February 2017

Preventing falls in older people through conversation

NICE has advised health and care professionals to talk to older people about falls.

News Published January 2017 Last updated January 2017

NICE seeks to improve diagnosis and treatment of cerebral palsy

NICE publishes first guideline on cerebral palsy

News Published January 2017 Last updated January 2017

NICE seeks positive future with life sciences industry

NICE has set out its position on its complex but positive relationship with the life sciences industry.

News Published January 2017 Last updated January 2017

Pause on NICE's cost recovery plans

Plans for NICE to recover the costs of its appraisals of drugs, medical devices and diagnostics, through charges to the companies which make them, have been put on hold until the Government completes its life sciences strategy.

News Published January 2017 Last updated January 2017

NICE approves kidney cancer drug for NHS use

Patients with advanced kidney cancer will have routine NHS access to the drug everolimus following recommendations by NICE, rather than apply to the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF).

News Published January 2017 Last updated January 2017

Everyone with learning disabilities should have their mental health checked annually, NICE says, as fears thousands may be undiagnosed

Experts acknowledge that mental health problems may be more difficult to diagnose for people with learning disabilities. This is because it can be harder for the person to explain how they are feeling and what help they would like.

News Published January 2017 Last updated January 2017

NICE calls on care homes to prioritise the oral health of residents

Care home residents should be helped to brush their teeth twice a day, says NICE

News Published January 2017 Last updated January 2017

NICE takes key role in new European project for faster access to Alzheimer's disease drugs

Patients’ priorities will be brought to the fore in new Alzheimer’s project

News Published January 2017 Last updated January 2017

The NICE year in review

At this time of year we like to stop and reflect on some of the news we’ve shared with you over the past twelve months…

News Published December 2016 Last updated December 2016

NICE says liver cancer treatment to stay within the Cancer Drugs Fund, but not recommended for routine NHS use.

The drug, sorafenib (also known as Nexavar), which is used for treating advanced hepatocellular carcinoma, is not value for money, NICE has said in new draft guidance.

News Published December 2016 Last updated December 2016

Getting to the right place for the final time

Deirdre and Emily both care for terminally-ill children. They tell us why it is so important for their final wishes to be heard.

News Published December 2016 Last updated December 2016

Kadcyla too expensive for routine funding on NHS

Kadcyla (also called trastuzumab emtansine and made by Roche) is currently being funded through the Cancer Drugs Fund. NICE is looking again at its 2015 guidance on the drug to see whether it should be funded routinely on the NHS.

News Published December 2016 Last updated December 2016

New NICE guideline to help people take control of their asthma could save the NHS millions

NICE has issued draft guidance setting out what medicines adults, young people and children with asthma should take to control symptoms and reduce asthma attacks.

News Published December 2016 Last updated December 2016

Help from all sides

Luke highlights the issues people with co-occurring mental illness and substance use face when they try to seek help.

News Published December 2016 Last updated December 2016

BNF and BNFC apps – delay to December update

Due to a technical fault, the December content updates to the NICE BNF and BNFC apps have been delayed until early February 2017.

News Published December 2016 Last updated December 2016

Home is where the heart is

Karen tells us why and how we all strive for normality in the face of death.

News Published December 2016 Last updated December 2016

NICE focuses on improving treatment and diagnosis of liver disease

People who drink too much should be sent for scans to detect early liver disease, says NICE

News Published December 2016 Last updated December 2016

Baby teeth do matter

Dr Gill Davies urges parents and carers to help children look after their baby teeth.

News Published December 2016 Last updated December 2016

Councils should provide oral health programmes in schools, says NICE

Social care providers should also ensure oral health is included in care plans for people receiving support, says NICE

News Published December 2016 Last updated December 2016

Traditional under the tongue temperature-taking helps patients avoid hypothermia during surgery, says NICE

Traditional under the tongue or armpit temperature-taking are among the recommended ways of monitoring a patient’s temperature to help avoid hypothermia during surgery, says NICE.

News Published December 2016 Last updated December 2016

Accessible guidance

Jakki tells us what she hopes the new 'Management of coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse' guidance will achieve.

News Published December 2016 Last updated December 2016

NICE and the FDA working together

NICE Scientific Advice participates in FDA payer programme for medtech industry

News Published December 2016 Last updated December 2016

Raising children's spirits

Stephen and Paul both provide spiritual care for dying children and their families. For many people the word ‘spiritual’ is read with religious connotations. They tell us why they are pleased the new NICE ‘End of life care for children’ guidance broadens this definition…

News Published December 2016 Last updated December 2016

Life in a pollution hotspot

Mark tells us about the problems he and his neighbours have experienced with air pollution.

News Published December 2016 Last updated December 2016