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Improve community health through walking, cycling and behaviour change

Improving the health of local populations through encouraging more walking and cycling and by challenging unhealthy behaviours are among the aims of NICE?s latest set of local government public health briefings.

News Published January 2013 Last updated January 2013

Final call for entries for NICE 2013 Shared Learning Awards

If you have a story to share of an innovative or effective way you have put NICE guidance into practice, now is the time to submit it.

News Published January 2013 Last updated January 2013

Physical activity: walking and cycling (PH41)

This guideline covers encouraging people to increase the amount they walk or cycle for travel or recreation purposes.

Clinical guideline Published November 2012

Consistent food labelling system set for 2013

A consistent system of front-of-pack food labelling will be introduced in the UK next year, as the government attempts to curb growing rates of obesity.

News Published November 2012 Last updated November 2012

Age 'should not be barrier to treatment'

Decisions around whether to offer a person surgical treatment should not be based on age and fitness, according to a new report.

News Published October 2012 Last updated October 2012

NHS prescribing high numbers of NICE-approved drugs

Uptake of NICE-approved medicines on the NHS to treat cardiovascular disease, diabetes and osteoporosis is higher than expected, latest figures reveal.

News Published October 2012 Last updated October 2012

Helping members of the South Asian community quit smokeless tobacco

Latest NICE public health guidance can help members of the South Asian community quit smokeless tobacco.

News Published September 2012 Last updated September 2012

Smokeless tobacco products pose serious health risks

Smokeless tobacco products used by some people of the South Asian community are associated with serious health risks such as oral cancer and cardiovascular disease, according to latest NICE guidance.

News Published September 2012 Last updated September 2012

Setting standards for antenatal care

NICE has produced a quality standard on antenatal care to help improve the care that women receive during their pregnancy.

News Published September 2012 Last updated September 2012

Smokeless tobacco: South Asian communities (PH39)

This guideline covers people living in England with ancestral links to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka who use traditional South Asian varieties of smokeless tobacco. The aim is to help them stop using tobacco that is placed in the mouth or nose (but not burned). It does not include oral snuff products that are sucked.

Clinical guideline Published September 2012

Majority of people with diabetes 'not meeting cholesterol targets'

More than half of people with diabetes are not having their cholesterol levels adequately controlled, according to a new study.

News Published September 2012 Last updated September 2012

NICE outlines options for assessing fragility fracture risk

GPs should use either the FRAX or QFracture tools to estimate fracture risk in at-risk patients, NICE says.

News Published August 2012 Last updated August 2012

Calls for standardised model of bedside monitoring

Bedside monitoring for hospital patients should be standardised and based on measures recommended by NICE, according to a new report.

News Published July 2012 Last updated July 2012

Turning the tide of type 2 diabetes

Diabetes is one of the world?s fastest growing conditions, with the rate of people developing the condition showing no signs of slowing down.

News Published July 2012 Last updated July 2012

Healthy diet and exercise key to reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes

Simple lifestyle changes, such as increased physical activity or eating more healthily, can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, says NICE.

News Published July 2012 Last updated July 2012

NICE to tackle the rise in cirrhosis

NICE will develop new guidelines on the assessment and management of cirrhosis, as excessive alcohol consumption fuels a rise in the number of cases of the disease.

News Published July 2012 Last updated July 2012

Patients with blood clots should be treated within 4 hours, says NICE

People who present to hospital with blood clots in the legs or lungs should be offered treatment within 4 hours and have their investigative tests including scans within 24 hours, according to latest guidelines.

News Published June 2012 Last updated June 2012

Diabetes: a ticking time bomb for the NHS?

Diabetes is one of the fastest growing conditions worldwide, with the International Diabetes Federation predicting that at least one-in-ten adults could have the illness by 2030.

News Published June 2012 Last updated June 2012

Service user experience in adult mental health: improving the experience of care for people using adult NHS mental health services (CG136)

This guideline covers the components of a good experience of service use. It aims to make sure that all adults using NHS mental health services have the best possible experience of care.

Clinical guideline Published December 2011

Common mental health problems: identification and pathways to care (CG123)

This guideline covers care for people aged 18 and over with common mental health problems, with a focus on primary care. It aims to improve access to services for adults and how mental health problems are identified and assessed, and makes recommendations on local care pathways.

Clinical guideline Published May 2011

Type 2 diabetes prevention: population and community-level interventions (PH35)

This guideline covers preventing type 2 diabetes in adult populations and communities who are at high risk. It aims to promote a healthy diet and physical activity at community and population level, and recommends how to tailor services for people in ethnic communities and other groups who are particularly at risk of type 2 diabetes.

Clinical guideline Published May 2011

Azacitidine for the treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia and acute myeloid leukaemia (TA218)

Evidence-based recommendations on azacitidine (Vidaza) for treating myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia and acute myeloid leukaemia

Technology appraisal guidance Published March 2011

Alcohol-use disorders: diagnosis, assessment and management of harmful drinking (high-risk drinking) and alcohol dependence (CG115)

This guideline covers identifying, assessing and managing alcohol-use disorders (harmful drinking and alcohol dependence) in adults and young people aged 10–17 years. It aims to reduce harms (such as liver disease, heart problems, depression and anxiety) from alcohol by improving assessment and setting goals for reducing alcohol consumption.

Clinical guideline Published February 2011

Uterine artery embolisation for fibroids (IPG367)

Evidence-based recommendations on uterine artery embolisation (UAE) to relieve the symptoms of fibroids (non-cancerous growths)

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2010

Pregnancy and complex social factors: a model for service provision for pregnant women with complex social factors (CG110)

This guideline covers antenatal care for all pregnant women with complex social factors (particularly alcohol or drug misuse, recent migrant or asylum seeker status, difficulty reading or speaking English, aged under 20, domestic abuse). It offers advice on improving access to care, maintaining contact with antenatal carers, and additional information and support for these women.

Clinical guideline Published September 2010

Weight management before, during and after pregnancy (PH27)

This guideline covers how to assess and monitor body weight and how to prevent someone from becoming overweight or obese before, during and after pregnancy. The aim is help all women who have a baby to achieve and maintain a healthy weight by adopting a balanced diet and being physically active.

Clinical guideline Published July 2010

Smoking: stopping in pregnancy and after childbirth (PH26)

This guideline covers support to help women stop smoking during pregnancy and in the first year after childbirth. It includes identifying women who need help to quit, referring them to stop smoking services and providing intensive and ongoing support to help them stop. The guideline also advises how to tailor services for women from disadvantaged groups in which smoking rates are high.

Clinical guideline Published June 2010

Alcohol-use disorders: prevention (PH24)

This guideline covers alcohol problems among people over 10. It aims to prevent and identify such problems as early as possible using a mix of policy and practice.

Clinical guideline Published June 2010

Donor milk banks: service operation (CG93)

This guideline covers how donor milk banks should recruit, screen and support women who donate breast milk. It also covers how milk banks should handle and process the breast milk they receive from donors. It aims to improve the safety of donor milk and operation of donor milk services.

Clinical guideline Published February 2010

Trabectedin for the treatment of advanced soft tissue sarcoma (TA185)

Evidence-based recommendations on trabectedin (Yondelis) for treating advanced soft tissue sarcoma (tumours/cancer)

Technology appraisal guidance Published February 2010

Depression in adults with a chronic physical health problem: recognition and management (CG91)

This guideline covers identifying, treating and managing depression in people aged 18 and over who also have a chronic physical health problem such as cancer, heart disease or diabetes. It aims to improve the care of people with a long-term physical health problem, which can cause or exacerbate depression. This has the potential to increase their quality of life and life expectancy.

Clinical guideline Published October 2009

Bevacizumab (first-line), sorafenib (first- and second-line), sunitinib (second-line) and temsirolimus (first-line) for the treatment of advanced and/or metastatic renal cell carcinoma (TA178)

Evidence-based recommendations on evacizumab (Avastin), soradenib (Nexavar), sunitinib (Sutent) and temsirolimus (Torisel) for renal cell carcinoma

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2009

Borderline personality disorder: recognition and management (CG78)

This guideline covers recognising and managing borderline personality disorder. It aims to help people with borderline personality disorder to manage feelings of distress, anxiety, worthlessness and anger, and to maintain stable and close relationships with others.

Clinical guideline Published January 2009

Physical activity for children and young people (PH17)

This guideline covers promoting physical activity for children and young people aged under 18 at home, preschool, school and in the community. It includes raising awareness of the benefits of physical activity, listening to what children and young people want, planning and providing spaces and facilities, and helping families build physical activity into their daily lives.

Clinical guideline Published January 2009

Cardiovascular disease: identifying and supporting people most at risk of dying early (PH15)

This guideline covers the risk of early death from heart disease and other smoking-related illnesses. It aims to reduce the number of people who are disadvantaged dying prematurely by ensuring people have better access to flexible, well-coordinated treatment and support.

Clinical guideline Published September 2008

Behaviour change: general approaches (PH6)

This guideline covers a set of principles that can be used to help people change their behaviour. The aim is for practitioners to use these principles to encourage people to adopt a healthier lifestyle by, for example, stopping smoking, adopting a healthy diet and being more physically active.

Clinical guideline Published October 2007

Drug misuse in over 16s: opioid detoxification (CG52)

This guideline covers helping adults and young people over 16 who are dependent on opioids to stop using drugs. It aims to reduce illicit drug use and improve people’s physical and mental health, relationships and employment.

Clinical guideline Published July 2007

Faecal incontinence in adults: management (CG49)

This guideline covers assessing and managing faecal incontinence (any involuntary loss of faeces that is a social or hygienic problem) in people aged 18 and over. It aims to ensure that staff are aware that faecal incontinence is a sign or a symptom, not a diagnosis.

Clinical guideline Published June 2007

Sexually transmitted infections and under-18 conceptions: prevention (PH3)

This guideline covers one-to-one interventions to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and under-18 conceptions. The aim is to reduce the transmission of chlamydia and other STIs, including HIV, and reduce the rate of pregnancies among women aged under 18.

Clinical guideline Published February 2007

Therapeutic amnioinfusion for oligohydramnios during pregnancy (excluding labour) (IPG192)

Evidence-based recommendations on therapeutic amnioinfusion for treating oligohydramnios (lack of amniotic fluid ) during pregnancy (excluding labour)

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2006

Balloon kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fractures (IPG166)

Evidence-based recommendations on balloon kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fractures (osteoporotic breaks in the back)

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2006

Endometrial cryotherapy for menorrhagia (IPG157)

Evidence-based recommendations on endometrial cryotherapy for menorrhagia (heavy periods/menstrual bleeding)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2006

Intramural urethral bulking procedures for stress urinary incontinence in women (IPG138)

Evidence-based recommendations on intramural urethral bulking procedures for stress urinary incontinence in women

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2005

Non-bisphosphonates for treating osteoporosis [ID901]

In development [GID-TA10072] Expected publication date: TBC

Technology appraisal guidance In development

Breast cancer (locally advanced or metastatic) - ixabepilone [ID377]

In development [GID-TAG403] Expected publication date: TBC

Technology appraisal guidance In development

Breast cancer - intensity modulated radiotherapy [ID16]

In development [GID-TAG390] Expected publication date: TBC

Technology appraisal guidance In development

Breast cancer (advanced or metastatic) - lapatinib [ID20]

In development [GID-TAG387] Expected publication date: TBC

Technology appraisal guidance In development

KRAS mutation testing of tumours in adults with metastatic colorectal cancer (discontinued)

In development [GID-DT14] Expected publication date: TBC

Diagnostics guidance In development

Episcissors-60 for guided mediolateral episiotomy

In development [GID-MT527] Expected publication date: 30 January 2020

Medical technologies guidance In development