NICE has today (7 August 2019) published draft guidance recommending neratinib as an additional treatment for some people with early hormone-receptor-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2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.
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.
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with advanced breast cancer will now be available on the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) following its approval by NICE in draft guidance published today (17 July 2019).
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.
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All women should be able to access both medical and surgical procedures to terminate their pregnancy, says NICE in draft guidance.
NICE has published its draft updated guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension) for public consultation.
More than 60 entries received from organisations across the country which highlight how they put NICE guidance into practice
NICE has said that a new drug for preventing migraine is not a cost effective use of NHS resources, in draft guidance published today.
Approving regorafenib is a "welcome step forward" for those people who are eligible
Sarah Fishburn, quality improvement for Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Network, discusses how postnatal mental health care can be improved
NICE has issued new advice to help doctors quickly spot Lyme disease, so they can offer people NHS treatment as soon as possible.
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.
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.
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.
NICE has published draft guidance saying the evidence on using fulvestrant to treat a type of breast cancer does not prove it prolongs survival more than existing, less expensive treatments.
The NICE Annual Review 2013/14 is now available and offers a snapshot of our work over the past 12 months, as well as a look back as NICE celebrates its 15th anniversary.
NICE has produced a quality standard on antenatal care to help improve the care that women receive during their pregnancy.
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.
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.
More people with hepatitis B should be assessed, referred and offered the range of clinical and cost effective treatments available for the disease, according to 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.
Leading cancer charities have joined NICE in calling on Roche to lower the price for its advanced breast cancer drug Kadcyla (trastuzumab emtansine).
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.
A new quality standard on multiple pregnancy has the potential to transform the care of women expecting twins and triplets, according to experts.
Losing even a small amount of weight can help to improve the health of people who are overweight or obese and lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer, says NICE.
NICE’s quality standard for hepatitis B can help to reduce the spread of the infection by ensuring that people who are at increased risk are offered testing and vaccination.
NICE’s latest quality standard on osteoarthritis includes eight statements designed to tackle variation in the care of people with osteoarthritis.
NICE is calling for people who are eligible for free flu vaccination to be offered it at every opportunity.
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.
People with advanced breast cancer are set to benefit from a life-extending drug as NICE says it should be available on the NHS.
More than half of people with diabetes are not having their cholesterol levels adequately controlled, according to a new study.
Ensuring people develop healthy habits from an early age can help prevent long-term disease and early death, says NICE.
A minimum price per unit of alcohol, as recommended by NICE, effectively targets high-risk drinkers while having little impact on moderate drinkers, according to a new study.
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.
Decisions around whether to offer a person surgical treatment should not be based on age and fitness, according to a new report.
All young people in England should be given access to contraception and advice at convenient locations so no-one is denied services because of where they live, says NICE.
Simple lifestyle changes, such as increased physical activity or eating more healthily, can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, says NICE.
NICE?s new quality standard on caesarean section aims to ensure pregnant women can make an informed decision about their planned mode of birth.
Wider availability of low-cost supplements could help prevent health problems in millions of people at risk of vitamin D deficiency, NICE says.
Bedside monitoring for hospital patients should be standardised and based on measures recommended by NICE, according to a new report.
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.
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.
Senior health and social care leaders interested in becoming a NICE Fellow have just one week left to apply.
hree new indicators to improve dementia care could be added to the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) incentive scheme for UK practices, as NICE unveils potential indicators for 2014/15.
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has announced an extension to the Cancer Drugs Fund for two years. Since 2011, the fund has ring-fenced £200 million a year of the NHS budget for cancer treatments which may not yet have been assessed by NICE or which have been found not to be cost or clinically effective enough for wider use on the NHS. The Government?s extension will make the fund available until 2016.
GPs have a key role to play in the assessment and subsequent referral of patients with hepatitis B, according to experts.
Healthcare professionals should consider a lower body mass index (BMI) when identifying the risk of weight-related conditions among people from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups, according to latest guidance from NICE.
Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) cannot choose not to follow NICE guidance because they merely disagree with it, even where there is no statutory duty to do so, a court has ruled.
A new device that detects the cause of unexplained vaginal wetness in pregnancy could help pregnant women avoid receiving unnecessary invasive speculum examinations, according to NICE.