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Speeding up access to transformative healthcare technologies

Meindert Boysen explains how NICE is helping to get transformative healthcare technologies to patients quicker

News Published November 2018 Last updated November 2018

More stroke patients to be offered life-saving procedure

Patients with acute ischaemic stroke should be offered a procedure to remove the blood clot up to 24 hours after the onset of symptoms.

News Published November 2018 Last updated November 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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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