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News Published December 2018 Last updated December 2018

Non-invasive MRI scan for Prostate Cancer recommended by NICE

NICE has recommended the scan as a first-line investigation for people with suspected clinically localised prostate cancer.

News Published December 2018 Last updated December 2018

NICE recommends a CAR T-cell therapy for adults with some types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

NICE has published final draft guidance recommending a breakthrough cancer treatment, called CAR T-cell therapy, for adults with certain types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

News Published December 2018 Last updated December 2018

Antibiotics should be restricted for COPD

Healthcare professionals should consider the risk of antimicrobial resistance when deciding whether antibiotics are needed for treating or preventing a flare up of symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

News Published December 2018 Last updated December 2018

Innovative heart procedure will extend lives of patients with faulty heart valve

Up to 400 patients each year are set to benefit from the procedure being made available more widely

News Published December 2018 Last updated December 2018

Adherence to guidelines could save 63 babies a year - update

Jane Gorringe, maternity engagement project manager at Tamba discusses how babies’ lives can be saved if maternity units adhere to NICE guidance on multiple pregnancies.

News Published November 2018 Last updated November 2018

Life extending treatment for patients with advanced liver cancer recommended by NICE

Approving regorafenib is a "welcome step forward" for those people who are eligible

News Published November 2018 Last updated November 2018

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

Improving support for children and young people affected by abuse

Hayley Clark, senior business development manager, NSPCC, outlines how NICE and the NSPCC support mental health services tailored to children’s needs

News Published November 2018 Last updated November 2018

New life-extending lung cancer treatment approved by NICE

Thousands of lung cancer patients are now eligible for a new life-extending treatment through the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF).

News Published November 2018 Last updated November 2018

A NICE fellowship was an excellent opportunity to develop the PMH matrix

Sarah Fishburn, quality improvement for Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Network, discusses how postnatal mental health care can be improved

News Published November 2018 Last updated November 2018

Innovative skin cancer drug available on Cancer Drugs Fund

Patients with a type of advanced skin cancer have a new treatment option as pembrolizumab, also known as Keytruda, has been recommended for use on the Cancer Drugs Fund.

News Published November 2018 Last updated November 2018

NICE recommends cutting-edge therapy for young people with blood cancer

NICE has recommended a pioneering cancer treatment, CART-cell therapy, for people under the age of 25 with leukaemia.

News Published November 2018 Last updated November 2018

Join Healthwatch and improve the experience of adult social care

Matthew Parris, Healthwatch deputy CEO, shares his experience of visiting care homes with Healthwatch Surrey

News Published November 2018 Last updated November 2018

NICE to retire Guidance app

Following improved access and optimisation of the website, the NICE guidance app will no longer be available for download with plans to phase it out by January 2019.

News Published October 2018 Last updated October 2018

Improving methods to assess diagnostic health technologies

Funding available to academics and researchers to develop new methods and techniques for diagnostic technologies

News Published October 2018 Last updated October 2018

Jeanette Kusel is appointed as director for NICE Scientific Advice

NICE has announced the appointment of Jeanette Kusel as director for NICE Scientific Advice.

News Published October 2018 Last updated October 2018

The contractor establishes and maintains a register of patients with atrial fibrillation, including patients with 'AF resolved'

The contractor establishes and maintains a register of patients with atrial fibrillation, including patients with 'AF resolved' Subject(s):

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published October 2018

The percentage of patients with diabetes with moderate or severe frailty, on the register, in whom the last IFCC-HbA1c is 75 mmol/mol or less in the preceding 12 months

The percentage of patients with diabetes with moderate or severe frailty, on the register, in whom the last IFCC-HbA1c is 75 mmol/mol or less in the...

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published October 2018

The percentage of patients with a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and a recorded CVD risk assessment score of ≥10% (without moderate or severe frailty), who are currently treated with a statin (unless there is a contraindication or statin therapy is declined)

The percentage of patients with a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and a recorded CVD risk assessment score of ≥10% (without moderate or severe frailty),...

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published October 2018

The percentage of patients aged 25–84 years, with a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, without moderate or severe frailty, not currently treated with a statin, who have had a consultation for a cardiovascular risk assessment using a risk assessment tool agreed with the NHS Commissioning Board in the last 3 years

The percentage of patients aged 25–84 years, with a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, without moderate or severe frailty, not currently treated with a...

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published October 2018

The percentage of patients with diabetes aged 40 years and over, with no history of CVD and without moderate or severe frailty, who are currently treated with a statin (excluding patients with type 2 diabetes and a CVD risk score of

The percentage of patients with diabetes aged 40 years and over, with no history of CVD and without moderate or severe frailty, who are currently...

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published October 2018

The percentage of patients with diabetes and a history of CVD (excluding haemorrhagic stroke) who are currently treated with a statin

The percentage of patients with diabetes and a history of CVD (excluding haemorrhagic stroke) who are currently treated with a statin

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published 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

The percentage of patients with diabetes without moderate or severe frailty, on the register, in whom the last IFCC-HbA1c is 58 mmol/mol or less in the preceding 12 months

The percentage of patients with diabetes without moderate or severe frailty, on the register, in whom the last IFCC-HbA1c is 58 mmol/mol or less in...

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published October 2018

Of the patients with type 1 diabetes who meet the following criteria: aged over 40 years and who have either had diabetes for more than 10 years, or who have established nephropathy or other CVD risk factors; the percentage currently treated with a statin

Of the patients with type 1 diabetes who meet the following criteria: aged over 40 years and who have either had diabetes for more than 10 years, or...

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published 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

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

Has NICE guidance helped your organisation up its game? Enter the 2019 Shared Learning Awards

The 2019 Shared Learning Awards are now open for entries.

News Published September 2018 Last updated September 2018

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

NICE responds to feedback on eating disorders quality initiatives

A new NICE quality standard (QS) on eating disorders focuses on promoting early access and coordinating care between services.

News Published September 2018 Last updated September 2018

Consider electric or hybrid NHS and local authorities urged to reduce vehicle air pollution

Driver training and car sharing should also be considered in bid to reduce emissions

News Published September 2018 Last updated September 2018

NICE encourages further discussions on Kymriah for adult lymphoma

CAR-T is too expensive to recommend as a treatment for adults with lymphoma, NICE says in draft guidance today (19 September).

News Published September 2018 Last updated September 2018

Being a NICE Fellow has been a fantastic experience

Dr Julia Terry discussed how her experience as a NICE Fellow enhanced her academic career

News Published September 2018 Last updated September 2018

Patients with high-risk skin cancer have new treatment option

Hundreds of patients with a type of advanced skin cancer are set to benefit from a new treatment, dabrafenib plus trametinib.

News Published September 2018 Last updated September 2018

Let's talk about risk and lifestyle change

Dr Finnikin explains how he approaches patients about cardiovascular risk and changes to lifestyle

News Published September 2018 Last updated September 2018

New “life changing” procedure can be offered to adults with severe asthma on NHS

Procedure could be an option for adults with severe asthma whose symptoms cannot be adequately controlled with drugs

News Published August 2018 Last updated August 2018

Feedback encouraged to allow use of life extending treatment on NHS for those with blood cancer

CAR-T considered to be an exciting innovation which can cure some patients but very expensive

News Published August 2018 Last updated August 2018

Antibiotics should not be issued as first line of treatment for a cough, says NICE and PHE

People should take honey or cough medicines instead but speak to their GP if it persists for longer than three weeks

News Published August 2018 Last updated August 2018

NICE would welcome further discussions about access to spinal muscular atrophy drug nusinersen

NICE hopes for further talks over nusinersen for treating a rare genetic disorder; spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

News Published August 2018 Last updated August 2018

Allied Health Professionals into action

Naomi introduces the NICE into Action webinar series and tells us why this is important for the allied health professions.

News Published August 2018 Last updated August 2018

NICE guideline set to address variation in provision of services for adults with cerebral palsy

NICE has published a draft guideline on the care and support adults with cerebral palsy should receive.

News Published July 2018 Last updated July 2018

Improving how stakeholders comment online will improve the outcomes of NICE consultations

Eleanor describes how a new system to comment on draft guidance will better support NICE stakeholders and staff during consultations

News Published July 2018 Last updated July 2018

Launch of new master's degree in Evaluation of Health Care Interventions and Outcomes

A new master’s degree in healthcare decision making has been launched by London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in collaboration with NICE.

News Published July 2018 Last updated July 2018

Cancer drug for children recommended after becoming cost effective for NHS patients

Around 60% of children with high-risk neuroblastoma could be treated with dinutuximab beta

News Published July 2018 Last updated July 2018

More people to be given dye to highlight brain tumours to surgeons say NICE

Hundreds of patients a year set to benefit from roll out of dye to all of England’s neurosurgical units

News Published July 2018 Last updated July 2018