Updating results

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 November 2019 Last updated November 2019

How giving a committee voice to people with a learning disability added value to NICE quality standards

Chris Bird, Quality Standards Programme Manager, tells us how NICE developed the latest learning disability quality standards

News Published October 2019 Last updated October 2019

NICE to support new valuation study for England for EQ-5D-5L questionnaire

Study will measure public’s preference for different health states

News Published October 2019 Last updated October 2019

The percentage of patients with a current diagnosis of heart failure due to left ventricular systolic dysfunction, who are currently treated with a beta-blocker licensed for heart failure

The percentage of patients with a current diagnosis of heart failure due to left ventricular systolic dysfunction, who are currently treated with a beta-blocker licensed for heart failure.

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published October 2019

The percentage of patients with a current diagnosis of heart failure due to left ventricular systolic dysfunction, who are currently treated with an ACE-I or ARB

The percentage of patients with a current diagnosis of heart failure due to left ventricular systolic dysfunction, who are currently treated with an ACE-I or ARB

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published October 2019

The percentage of patients with a new diagnosis of depression or anxiety and a FAST score of ≥3 or AUDIT-C score of ≥5 in the preceding 12 months, who have received brief intervention to help them reduce their alcohol related risk within 3 months of the score being recorded.

The percentage of patients with a new diagnosis of depression or anxiety and a FAST score of ≥3 or AUDIT-C score of ≥5 in the preceding 12 months, who

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published October 2019

The percentage of patients with a new diagnosis of depression or anxiety in the preceding 12 months who have been screened for hazardous drinking using the FAST or AUDIT-C tool in the 3 months before or after their diagnosis being recorded

The percentage of patients with a new diagnosis of depression or anxiety in the preceding 12 months who have been screened for hazardous drinking...

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published October 2019

The percentage of patients with schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder and other psychoses with a FAST score of ≥3 or AUDIT-C score of ≥5 in the preceding 12 months who have received a brief intervention to help them reduce their alcohol related risk within 3 months of the score being recorded.

The percentage of patients with schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder and other psychoses with a FAST score of ≥3 or AUDIT-C score of ≥5 in the...

General practice indicator suitable for use outside of the QOF Published October 2019

The percentage of people aged 29 years and under, with a total cholesterol concentration greater than 7.5 mmol/l that are assessed against the Simon Broome or Dutch Lipid Clinic Network (DLCN) criteria

The percentage of people aged 29 years and under, with a total cholesterol concentration greater than 7.5 mmol/l that are assessed against the Simon...

General practice indicator suitable for use outside of the QOF Published October 2019

The percentage of people aged 30 years and older with a total cholesterol concentration greater than 9.0mmol/l that are assessed against the Simon Broome or Dutch Lipid Clinic Network (DLCN) criteria

The percentage of people aged 30 years and older with a total cholesterol concentration greater than 9.0mmol/l that are assessed against the Simon...

General practice indicator suitable for use outside of the QOF Published October 2019

The percentage of adults and young people at a GP surgery in an area of high or extremely high HIV prevalence who have not had an HIV test in the last 12 months, who are having a blood test and receive an HIV test at the same time

The percentage of adults and young people at a GP surgery in an area of high or extremely high HIV prevalence who have not had an HIV test in the last

General practice indicator suitable for use outside of the QOF Published October 2019

The percentage of adults and young people newly registered with a GP in an area of high or extremely high HIV prevalence who receive an HIV test within 3 months of registration.

The percentage of adults and young people newly registered with a GP in an area of high or extremely high HIV prevalence who receive an HIV test...

General practice indicator suitable for use outside of the QOF Published October 2019

The contractor establishes and maintains a register of patients with asthma aged 5 or over

The contractor establishes and maintains a register of patients with asthma aged 5 or over Subject(s): Asthma Date

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published October 2019

The percentage of patients with a new diagnosis of hypertension in the preceding 12 months who have been screened for hazardous drinking using the FAST or AUDIT-C tool in the 3 months before or after the date of entry on the hypertension register

The percentage of patients with a new diagnosis of hypertension in the preceding 12 months who have been screened for hazardous drinking using the...

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published October 2019

The percentage of patients with a new diagnosis of hypertension in the preceding 12 months with a FAST score of ≥3 or AUDIT-C score of ≥5 who have received brief intervention to help them reduce their alcohol related risk within 3 months of the score being recorded

The percentage of patients with a new diagnosis of hypertension in the preceding 12 months with a FAST score of ≥3 or AUDIT-C score of ≥5 who have...

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published October 2019

The percentage of patients with moderate or severe frailty and/or multimorbidity who have received a medication review in the last 12 months which is structured, has considered the use of a recognised tool and taken place as a shared discussion.

The percentage of patients with moderate or severe frailty and/or multimorbidity who have received a medication review in the last 12 months which is...

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published October 2019

The percentage of patients with one or more of the following conditions: CHD, atrial fibrillation, chronic heart failure, stroke or TIA, diabetes or dementia who have been screened for hazardous drinking using the FAST or AUDIT-C tool in the preceding 2 years.

The percentage of patients with one or more of the following conditions: CHD, atrial fibrillation, chronic heart failure, stroke or TIA, diabetes or...

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published October 2019

The percentage of patients with heart failure on the register, who had a review in the preceding 12 months, including an assessment of functional capacity (using the New York Heart Association classification) and a review of medication

The percentage of patients with heart failure on the register, who had a review in the preceding 12 months, including an assessment of functional...

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published October 2019

The practice can produce a register of people with moderate to severe frailty.

The practice can produce a register of people with moderate to severe frailty. Subject(s): Multiple long-term conditions

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published October 2019

The practice can produce a register of people with multimorbidity who would benefit from a tailored approach to care.

The practice can produce a register of people with multimorbidity who would benefit from a tailored approach to care. Subject(s):

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published October 2019

The percentage of patients (aged 65 years and over) with moderate or severe frailty who have been asked whether they have had a fall, about the total number of falls and about the type of falls, in the last 12 months.

The percentage of patients (aged 65 years and over) with moderate or severe frailty who have been asked whether they have had a fall, about the total...

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published October 2019

Another treatment option for ovarian cancer approved for the Cancer Drugs Fund

An ovarian cancer treatment, designed to help maintain the effects of chemotherapy, has been approved by NICE for use in the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF).

News Published October 2019 Last updated October 2019

NICE looks to company to ensure a new treatment for advanced breast cancer with significant unmet need is cost-effective

Draft guidance published today (3 October 2019) by NICE does not recommend atezolizumab (also called Tecentriq and made by Roche) for treating people with a type of breast cancer called triple A breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body and who can’t have surgery to remove it.

News Published October 2019 Last updated October 2019

Migraine drug not cost effective NICE says in final draft guidance

NICE has said that a new drug for preventing migraine is not a cost effective use of NHS resources, in final draft guidance published today (26 September 2019).

News Published September 2019 Last updated September 2019

Procedure carried out on unborn babies with spina bifida could improve their neurodevelopment

Operations are set to start taking place in the NHS

News Published September 2019 Last updated September 2019

More than one thousand neonatal admissions could be avoided per year by following NICE guidance

Regularly monitoring women who are pregnant with twins or triplets, to spot any possible complications, can lead to better outcomes for mothers and their babies, as highlighted in NICE’s impact report.

News Published September 2019 Last updated September 2019

Food on a restricted renal diet can still be hugely fun and enjoyable

Deborah Duval, the editor of Kidney Matters magazine, tells us how we can enjoy food even on a restricted renal diet

News Published September 2019 Last updated September 2019

The percentage of patients with a new diagnosis of dementia recorded in the preceding 1 April to 31 March with a record of FBC, calcium, glucose, renal and liver function, thyroid function tests, serum vitamin B12 and folate levels recorded between 6 months before or after entering on to the register

The percentage of patients with a new diagnosis of dementia recorded in the preceding 1 April to 31 March with a record of FBC, calcium, glucose,...

General practice indicator suitable for use outside of the QOF Published September 2019

NICE seeks feedback from users of the evidence standards framework for digital health technologies

Consultation on priority areas open to stakeholders until mid October

News Published September 2019 Last updated September 2019

NICE calls for further research on management options for tinnitus

Higher quality evidence would allow NICE to make recommendations on a range of therapies that could help people with tinnitus.

News Published September 2019 Last updated September 2019

Three areas where NICE's collaboration with CMAC can make a difference

Heidi Livingstone, senior public involvement adviser within NICE's Public Involvement Programme, reflects on the partnership with CMAC

News Published September 2019 Last updated September 2019

Children with rare inherited condition to benefit from drug through managed access agreement

It is estimated that in the UK there are around 30 to 50 children living with the condition

News Published September 2019 Last updated September 2019

Applications now open for NICE's prestigious fellows and scholars programmes

Recruitment for the 2020 intake is open until 28 October 2019

News Published September 2019 Last updated September 2019

Tailored support should be offered to those affected by suspected suicide, says NICE

Providing support after a suspected suicide can reduce this risk, especially when tailored to the person’s needs.

News Published September 2019 Last updated September 2019

NICE recommends novel gene therapy treatment for rare inherited eye disorder

It's estimated that 86 people would be eligible for treatment with voretigene neparvovec in England

News Published September 2019 Last updated September 2019

The percentage of patients aged 80 years or over with peripheral arterial disease in whom the last blood pressure reading (measured in the preceding 12 months) is 150/90 mmHg or less.

The percentage of patients aged 80 years or over with peripheral arterial disease in whom the last blood pressure reading (measured in the preceding...

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published August 2019

The percentage of patients registered at the practice aged 65 years and over who have been diagnosed with one or more of the following conditions: coronary heart disease, heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, CKD, PAD, or stroke/TIA who have had a pulse rhythm assessment in the preceding 12 months.

The percentage of patients registered at the practice aged 65 years and over who have been diagnosed with one or more of the following conditions:...

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published August 2019

The percentage of patients under 80 years old with hypertension in whom the last recorded blood pressure (measured in the preceding 9 months) is 140/90 or less

NICE indicators. NM53 hypertension guidance.

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published August 2019

The percentage of patients diagnosed with hypertension (diagnosed on or after 1 April 2009) who are given lifestyle advice in the preceding 12 months for: smoking cessation, safe alcohol consumption and healthy diet

The percentage of patients diagnosed with hypertension (diagnosed on or after 1 April 2009) who are given lifestyle advice in the preceding 12 months...

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published August 2019

The percentage of patients with a new diagnosis of hypertension (diagnosed on or after 1 April 2014) which has been confirmed by ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) or home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) in the three months before entering on to the register

The percentage of patients with a new diagnosis of hypertension (diagnosed on or after 1 April 2014) which has been confirmed by ambulatory blood...

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published August 2019

The percentage of patients with a new diagnosis of hypertension in the preceding 1st April to 31st March who have a record of a 12 lead ECG performed in the three months before or after the date of entry to the hypertension register

The percentage of patients with a new diagnosis of hypertension in the preceding 1st April to 31st March who have a record of a 12 lead ECG performed...

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published August 2019