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NICE has today (7 August 2019) published draft guidance recommending neratinib as an additional treatment for some people with early hormone-receptor-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2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

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

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with advanced breast cancer will now be available on the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) following its approval by NICE in draft guidance published today (17 July 2019).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

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

The perinatal mental health (PMH) matrix: Improving the quality of care for women

Shared Learning Award 2019 finalist

News Published May 2019 Last updated May 2019

Offer women a choice of procedure to terminate their pregnancy

All women should be able to access both medical and surgical procedures to terminate their pregnancy, says NICE in draft guidance.

News Published April 2019 Last updated April 2019

Thousands set to benefit from blood pressure treatment under new NICE guidance

NICE has today (28 August 2019) published its updated guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension).

News Published March 2019 Last updated March 2019

Shared Learning Awards: Judges reveal 20 shortlisted entries to be displayed at NICE annual conference

More than 60 entries received from organisations across the country which highlight how they put NICE guidance into practice

News Published February 2019 Last updated February 2019

New migraine drug not cost-effective NICE says in draft guidance

NICE has said that a new drug for preventing migraine is not a cost effective use of NHS resources, in draft guidance published today.

News Published January 2019 Last updated January 2019

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

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

New advice will help doctors spot and treat Lyme disease early, says NICE

NICE has issued new advice to help doctors quickly spot Lyme disease, so they can offer people NHS treatment as soon as possible.

News Published April 2018 Last updated April 2018

Help people make informed decisions when they want to quit smoking, says NICE and Public Health England.

NICE and Public Health England have published updated guidelines for health practitioners and stop smoking services on the best ways to help people quit smoking.

News Published March 2018 Last updated March 2018

Once a day pill for ovarian cancer could be made available on the CDF

NICE has invited Tesaro to submit a proposal for including niraparib (Zejula) in the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF), for treating some types of recurrent ovarian cancer.

News Published February 2018 Last updated February 2018

Look out for people at risk of having ADHD diagnosis missed, says NICE

NICE is urging doctors to think about a potential ADHD diagnosis in people who are at higher risk of having the condition, but who are usually overlooked.

News Published September 2017 Last updated September 2017

NICE says benefits of breast cancer drug fulvestrant too uncertain to make it cost effective

NICE has published draft guidance saying the evidence on using fulvestrant to treat a type of breast cancer does not prove it prolongs survival more than existing, less expensive treatments.

News Published September 2017 Last updated September 2017

Thousands more people could be offered drugs to prevent bone fractures because of osteoporosis

NICE has published new guidance on the use of drugs called bisphosphonates for preventing bone fractures in people at increased risk.

News Published August 2017 Last updated August 2017

More people who can get the flu jab for free should be vaccinated, says NICE

NICE is calling for people who are eligible for free flu vaccination to be offered it at every opportunity.

News Published June 2017 Last updated June 2017

The votes have been counted and verified…

Deborah tells us how the judging panel have whittled the NICE shared learning award entries down from 64 to a shortlist of 20.

News Published April 2017 Last updated April 2017

NICE recommends controlled use of targeted breast cancer radiotherapy treatment alongside further research

NICE has recommended the Intrabeam Radiotherapy System for people with early breast cancer in limited circumstances with additional data collection.

News Published February 2017 Last updated February 2017

NICE seeks to support new mothers with mental health problems

NICE is calling on general practice staff to assess the mental health of all women who have recently given birth, as fears some may be left unsupported.

News Published February 2017 Last updated February 2017

NICE focuses on improving treatment and diagnosis of liver disease

People who drink too much should be sent for scans to detect early liver disease, says NICE

News Published December 2016 Last updated December 2016

NICE says people with osteoporosis should be assessed for their fracture risk

People at risk of fractures due to osteoporosis should be considered for medication, Nice says.

News Published November 2016 Last updated November 2016

Price discount helps give green light for breast cancer drug pertuzumab

NICE approves the third breast cancer drug is as many weeks as pertuzumab is recommended to shrink tumours in some people with breast cancer so surgery can take place.

News Published November 2016 Last updated November 2016

Life-extending breast cancer drug approved by NICE in draft guidance

People with advanced breast cancer are set to benefit from a life-extending drug as NICE says it should be available on the NHS.

News Published November 2016 Last updated November 2016

Coil is more effective than pill as emergency contraception, says NICE

NICE is calling for women to be told that the coil is more effective than the ‘morning after pill’ for emergency contraception, in a new quality standard.

News Published September 2016 Last updated September 2016

NICE draft guidance recommends new drug for people with ankylosing spondylitis

New draft guidance from NICE means thousands of people with back condition ankylosing spondylitis will soon have access to an innovative new drug.

News Published August 2016 Last updated August 2016

New blood test for pregnant women could help thousands avoid unnecessary treatment

NICE draft guidance recommends non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for fetal rhesus-D status.

News Published July 2016 Last updated July 2016

Ensuring trauma care is delivered effectively and consistently

NICE has launched a suite of guidelines to ensure that trauma services are delivered effectively and consistently.

News Published February 2016 Last updated February 2016

New recommended drinking guidelines welcomed by NICE

NICE has welcomed proposed new guidelines on alcohol which aim to limit the health risks that result from drinking.

News Published January 2016 Last updated January 2016

NICE appoints new Non Executive Director

NICE has appointed Dr Rosie Benneyworth, a GP and former commissioner, as a new Non-Executive Director (NED) to its Board.

News Published January 2016 Last updated January 2016

The NICE year in review part 2

A short summary of guidance and advice that generated the most interest during the second half of 2015.

News Published December 2015 Last updated December 2015

The NICE year in review part 1

Here’s a short summary of the guidance and advice that has generated the most interest during the first half of 2015.

News Published December 2015 Last updated December 2015

Women with symptoms of menopause should not suffer in silence

Women whose lives are being affected by the symptoms menopause should not feel they have to suffer in silence, says NICE.

News Published November 2015 Last updated November 2015

Leading a healthier lifestyle can delay dementia, disability and frailty in later life

People should be encouraged to stop smoking, be more physically active, reduce their alcohol consumption, and adopt a healthy diet to help lower the risk of developing dementia, disability and frailty in later life.

News Published October 2015 Last updated October 2015

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News Published July 2015 Last updated July 2015

Reducing variation in the care of people with osteoarthritis

NICE’s latest quality standard on osteoarthritis includes eight statements designed to tackle variation in the care of people with osteoarthritis.

News Published June 2015 Last updated June 2015

Make healthy choices a life-long habit to prevent early death

Ensuring people develop healthy habits from an early age can help prevent long-term disease and early death, says NICE.

News Published March 2015 Last updated March 2015

Vulnerable people living in cold homes need greater support

GPs and other health and social care professionals have a huge untapped opportunity to spot and help vulnerable people whose health is at risk because of living in a cold home, says NICE.

News Published March 2015 Last updated March 2015

NICE welcomes new intake of Fellows and Scholars

Improving the uptake of hepatitis B vaccination among at risk groups, developing tools to make evidence-based medicine more accessible, and carrying out a clinical outcome assessment in hand surgery are just some of the projects planned by the latest group of fellows and scholars.

News Published March 2015 Last updated March 2015

Women in established labour should receive one-to-one care

Women in established labour should receive supportive one-to-one care to ensure they have a safe experience of giving birth, NICE says.

News Published February 2015 Last updated February 2015

First bladder cancer guideline to reduce variations in care

NICE’s first guideline on bladder cancer aims to improve the diagnosis and management of the seventh most common cancer in the UK.

News Published February 2015 Last updated February 2015

1 in 2 people will get cancer

Why are so many of us getting cancer and what can be done to prevent the disease?

News Published February 2015 Last updated February 2015

Setting standards of care for women with urinary incontinence

NICE’s latest quality standard can help GPs and other healthcare professionals ensure that women with urinary incontinence are receiving the best and most appropriate care.

News Published January 2015 Last updated January 2015

The NICE year in review - part 2

A quick look at the guidance and advice that generated the most interest from July to December.

News Published December 2014 Last updated December 2014

Address gaps in mental health care for new mothers

Women who have experience of, or are at risk of mental health problems, should get extra support before, during and after their pregnancy, says NICE.

News Published December 2014 Last updated December 2014

The 5 most viewed NICE 'do not do' recommendations

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges recently described our 'do not do' database as an excellent resource. The database allows you to search for recommendations that we've made on a clinical practice that should either be discontinued or not used routinely within the NHS. Take a look at the top 5 recommendations:

News Published December 2014 Last updated December 2014

The global crisis of depression

Chair of NICE Professor David Haslam reflects on the worldwide effects of mental health, and the importance of treating depression as any other disease.

News Published November 2014 Last updated November 2014

Improve access to supplements to help prevent vitamin D deficiency

Wider availability of low-cost supplements could help prevent health problems in millions of people at risk of vitamin D deficiency, NICE says.

News Published November 2014 Last updated November 2014

Drug recommended to help cut drink dependence

NICE has approved the use of nalmefene to help people who are dependent on alcohol to cut down on the amount they drink.

News Published November 2014 Last updated November 2014