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  1. 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.

  2. Dementia 'not being diagnosed'

    Fewer than half of people with dementia ever receive a formal diagnosis, according to a new parliamentary report.

  3. Department of Health begins 3-yearly review of NICE

    Announced in October by George Freeman MP, the minister responsible for NICE, the review will look in detail at the function, form and governance of NICE as a non-departmental public body.

  4. Difficult choices

    David Haslam talks about the principles that guide decisions at NICE in the face of difficult choices.

  5. Ensuring a smooth transition between children's and adult services

    Dr Eugenia Lee is a GP who works in Greenwich, South London. She was a member of the independent committee that helped produce the NICE guideline on transition from children’s to adult services. Here she explains why she got involved in developing the guideline and why she feels it is a timely resource that can support integration between services and improve care for children and young people.

  6. Faster access to drugs

    Dr Jacoline Bouvy discusses how to bring new drugs to patients faster.

  7. Finding the right balance

    Paul describes how making changes to long-standing methods in the NHS can help to make room for more effective approaches.

  8. Getting on Board with NICE

    Martin Cowie, Professor of Cardiology & Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, shares his thoughts on becoming a new Non-Executive Director on the NICE Board

  9. GPs welcome behind NICE doors

    Practicing GPs James and Julian talk about why they’re excited to be involved in NICE’s new GP reference panel.

  10. Happy staff; happy patient

    Dr Prabhu talks about how a supportive workplace can help health and social care staff to provide better care for their patients

  11. Call for better diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease

    GPs should make an early diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) by performing an ankle brachial pressure index measurement, as NICE sets out new guidelines on the diagnosis and management of lower limb PAD.

  12. Call to use screening tests for alcohol disorders

    Using NICE-recommended screening tests in primary care can help ensure people with alcohol-use disorders are identified and offered appropriate treatment, according to latest research.

  13. Cancer patients diagnosed quicker, thanks to NICE guidelines

    The time taken to diagnose certain common cancers, from the point when a patient first reports a possible symptom to their GP, fell in adults by an average of five days, following the launch of NICE guidelines on cancer referral.