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.
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This guideline covers encouraging people to increase the amount they walk or cycle for travel or recreation purposes.
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.
Decisions around whether to offer a person surgical treatment should not be based on age and fitness, according to a new report.
Uptake of NICE-approved medicines on the NHS to treat cardiovascular disease, diabetes and osteoporosis is higher than expected, latest figures reveal.
Latest NICE public health guidance can help members of the South Asian community quit smokeless tobacco.
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.
NICE has produced a quality standard on antenatal care to help improve the care that women receive during their pregnancy.
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.
More than half of people with diabetes are not having their cholesterol levels adequately controlled, according to a new study.
GPs should use either the FRAX or QFracture tools to estimate fracture risk in at-risk patients, NICE says.
Bedside monitoring for hospital patients should be standardised and based on measures recommended by NICE, according to a new report.
Diabetes is one of the world?s fastest growing conditions, with the rate of people developing the condition showing no signs of slowing down.
Simple lifestyle changes, such as increased physical activity or eating more healthily, can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, says NICE.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Evidence-based recommendations on azacitidine (Vidaza) for treating myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia and acute myeloid leukaemia
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.
Evidence-based recommendations on uterine artery embolisation (UAE) to relieve the symptoms of fibroids (non-cancerous growths)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Evidence-based recommendations on trabectedin (Yondelis) for treating advanced soft tissue sarcoma (tumours/cancer)
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.
Evidence-based recommendations on evacizumab (Avastin), soradenib (Nexavar), sunitinib (Sutent) and temsirolimus (Torisel) for renal cell carcinoma
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Evidence-based recommendations on therapeutic amnioinfusion for treating oligohydramnios (lack of amniotic fluid ) during pregnancy (excluding labour)
Evidence-based recommendations on balloon kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fractures (osteoporotic breaks in the back)
Evidence-based recommendations on endometrial cryotherapy for menorrhagia (heavy periods/menstrual bleeding)
Evidence-based recommendations on intramural urethral bulking procedures for stress urinary incontinence in women
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