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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

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Draft guidance published today (3 October 2019) by NICE does not recommend atezolizumab (also called Tecentriq and made by Roche) for treating people with a type of breast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Migraine drug not cost effective NICE says in final draft guidance

NICE has said that a new drug for preventing migraine is not a cost effective use of NHS resources, in final draft guidance published today (26 September 2019).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

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

NICE to work with company on addressing issues in appraisals of cannabidiol for treating difficult to control epilepsies

NICE has today (23 August 2019) announced its intention to work with GW Pharma to address the issues highlighted by its independent appraisal committee in its evaluation of cannabidiol for treating 2 types of severe treatment-resistant epilepsy.

News Published August 2019 Last updated August 2019

Sir Andrew Dillon to stand down as NICE chief executive

Chief executive has been at the helm of the institute since it was founded in April 1999

News Published August 2019 Last updated August 2019

NICE draft guidance and NHS England review highlight need for more research on cannabis-based medicinal products

NICE has today (8 August 2019) published its draft recommendations on the use of cannabis-based medicinal products following a comprehensive evaluation of their clinical and cost-effectiveness.

News Published August 2019 Last updated August 2019

New lung cancer treatment option approved by NICE

Another new life-extending treatment for some people with lung cancer is to be made available on the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) following its approval by NICE in draft guidance published today (8 August 2019).

News Published August 2019 Last updated August 2019

NICE recommends additional treatment option for people with early breast cancer

NICE has today (7 August 2019) published draft guidance recommending neratinib as an additional treatment for some people with early hormone-receptor-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive breast cancer.

News Published August 2019 Last updated August 2019

Offer daily aspirin to those with inherited genetic condition to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer

Aspirin taken daily for 2 years or more could reduce the risk of colorectal cancer in people with Lynch syndrome (LS), says NICE in new draft updated guidance.

News Published August 2019 Last updated August 2019

Unpaid carers need more support to cope with financial and emotional stress

NICE has published new draft guidance which aims to improve the wellbeing of adults who provide unpaid care for people over 16 years old.

News Published August 2019 Last updated August 2019

Improving service user experience in adult mental health services

Kathryn Mason, Head of Hospital Inspection (mental health), discusses the work CQC is undertaking to improve the quality and safety of mental health services

News Published July 2019 Last updated July 2019

Innovative treatment for gynaecological cancers approved for Cancer Drugs Fund

Olaparib, a medicine that has previously been used at a later stage in the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer, has now been approved by NICE as a first-line maintenance treatment.

News Published July 2019 Last updated July 2019

NICE, British Thoracic Society (BTS) and Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network (SIGN) to produce joint guideline on chronic asthma as part of broader 'asthma pathway'

NICE, BTS and SIGN have today (Wednesday 24 July) announced that future UK-wide guidance for the diagnosis and management of chronic asthma in adults, young people and children will be produced jointly by the three organisations.

News Published July 2019 Last updated July 2019

NICE announces details of health technology evaluation methods review

Following approval at its recent Board meeting NICE has confirmed the details of its review of the methods it uses to develop guidance on drugs, medical devices and diagnostics.

News Published July 2019 Last updated July 2019

Innovative approach that gets patients back into their own homes after hospital stay honoured

Newly introduced programme allowed those in hospital to reduce their length of stay by an average of six days

News Published July 2019 Last updated July 2019

Health organisations working to incorporate NICE recommendations into NHS care to benefit thousands of patients who have had a stroke

An NHS workforce and resource impact statement published today (17 July 2019) highlights the work being done by national partners to integrate changes recommended by NICE in its updated stroke guideline into routine NHS patient care.

News Published July 2019 Last updated July 2019

Consider shorter courses when prescribing antibiotics

People are being prescribed unnecessarily long courses of antibiotics which may increase their risk of developing antibiotic resistant infections, a study has suggested.

News Published July 2019 Last updated July 2019

Consider shorter courses when prescribing antibiotics

People are being prescribed unnecessarily long courses of antibiotics which may increase their risk of developing antibiotic resistant infections, a study has suggested.

News Published July 2019 Last updated July 2019

Breast cancer patients to have further NICE-approved drug combination option on Cancer Drugs Fund

Another potentially life-extending drug combination for some people with advanced breast cancer will now be available on the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) following its approval by NICE in draft guidance published today (17 July 2019).

News Published July 2019 Last updated July 2019

NICE recommends innovative treatment for type 1 diabetes

It’s estimated that around 90,000 people could be eligible for treatment with dapagliflozin

News Published July 2019 Last updated July 2019

Diagnose and treat Lyme disease if bull's eye rash is present, says NICE

People presenting erythema migrans, the characteristic skin rash associated with Lyme disease, can be diagnosed and treated without the need for blood tests, NICE has said in a final quality standard published today.

News Published July 2019 Last updated July 2019

Involved & informed: good community medicines support

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), in collaboration with several other partner organisations, has launched a new initiative to encourage better medicines support for people who are receiving social care services in their homes.

News Published July 2019 Last updated July 2019

Life-extending lung cancer treatment recommended for use on the NHS

Dacomitinib has been recommended as a first-line treatment option for people with a type of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), in new NICE guidance.

News Published July 2019 Last updated July 2019

Device for preventing and relieving pain of cluster headaches approved by NICE in draft guidance

A handheld device that delivers a small electric current has been recommended by NICE for the prevention and treatment of cluster headaches, a rare but painful type of headache that affects around 100,000 people in the UK.

News Published July 2019 Last updated July 2019

Spinraza access agreement extended

More children with the rare genetic disorder spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) can now be treated with Spinraza after NICE today (3 July) published amended draft guidance following a proposal for extending the terms of the managed access agreement (MAA) between NHS England and Biogen for funding it.

News Published July 2019 Last updated July 2019

Patient preferences studies: How NICE aims to make use of them

Dr Jacoline Bouvy, Senior Scientific Adviser, talks about a growing area of interest for the Scientific Advice team at NICE

News Published July 2019 Last updated July 2019

Keep homes well ventilated when cooking and cleaning to prevent ill health

NICE has urged local authorities and the public to be aware of the air quality in their homes and to reduce their exposure to indoor pollutants.

News Published June 2019 Last updated June 2019

People with dementia should be offered activities that can help promote wellbeing

People living with dementia should be offered activities such as exercise, aromatherapy, art, gardening, baking, reminiscence therapy, music therapy, mindfulness and animal assisted therapy to help promote their wellbeing.

News Published June 2019 Last updated June 2019

NICE explores extending its use of data to inform its guidance

Consultation on proposal open until Friday 13 September

News Published June 2019 Last updated June 2019

Innovative treatment for inflammatory eye condition recommended for use on the NHS

People with recurrent non-infectious uveitis affecting the back of the eye could benefit from a new treatment option, the fluocinolone acetonide implant, as a result of new NICE guidance published today.

News Published June 2019 Last updated June 2019

Department of Health and Social Care seeks new Chair to lead NICE Board

Applications must be received by midday on 19 August 2019

News Published June 2019 Last updated June 2019

NICE to co-host 2021 HTAi Annual Meeting in Manchester

Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) has announced that NICE has been chosen as co-hosts of their 2021 Annual Meeting.

News Published June 2019 Last updated June 2019

Learning Disability Awareness Week: A challenge to change

Jonathan Senker marks Learning Disability Awareness Week

News Published June 2019 Last updated June 2019

NICE 20th Anniversary: Parliamentary Reception and Awards

NICE has hosted a parliamentary reception and awards ceremony in celebration of its 20th anniversary.

News Published June 2019 Last updated June 2019