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Wireless device recommended for treating people with overactive bladder

Axonics SNS has potential to save the NHS around £6,200 per patient if the device lasts more than six years

News Published February 2020 Last updated February 2020

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 final guidance published today (15 January 2020).

News Published January 2020 Last updated January 2020

Another treatment option for ovarian cancer approved for the Cancer Drugs Fund

An ovarian cancer treatment, designed to help maintain the effects of chemotherapy, has been approved by NICE for use in the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF).

News Published October 2019 Last updated October 2019

NICE looks to company to ensure a new treatment for advanced breast cancer with significant unmet need is cost-effective

Draft guidance published today (3 October 2019) by NICE does not recommend atezolizumab (also called Tecentriq and made by Roche) for treating people with a type of breast cancer called triple A breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body and who can’t have surgery to remove it.

News Published October 2019 Last updated October 2019

More than one thousand neonatal admissions could be avoided per year by following NICE guidance

Regularly monitoring women who are pregnant with twins or triplets, to spot any possible complications, can lead to better outcomes for mothers and their babies, as highlighted in NICE’s impact report.

News Published September 2019 Last updated September 2019

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NICE has today (7 August 2019) published draft guidance recommending neratinib as an additional treatment for some people with early hormone-receptor-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Minimum pricing for alcohol 'effectively targets harmful drinkers'

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.

News Published February 2014 Last updated February 2014

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

Last call for applicants for NICE Fellowship programme

Senior health and social care leaders interested in becoming a NICE Fellow have just one week left to apply.

News Published November 2013 Last updated November 2013

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

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

NICE guidance to cover cost-effectiveness of 'free vitamins for all children'

Forthcoming NICE guidance will cover whether it is cost-effective to provide vitamin D supplements to all children under-five.

News Published October 2013 Last updated October 2013

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

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

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

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

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

NHS urged to tackle antibiotic resistance

The NHS is being urged to tackle the rise in antibiotic resistance by cutting back on unnecessary use of the drugs.

News Published November 2013 Last updated November 2013

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

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

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

Consider lower BMI risk thresholds for people from black, Asian and minority groups

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.

News Published July 2013 Last updated July 2013

Court warns CCG over disagreeing with NICE guidance

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.

News Published May 2014 Last updated May 2014

Better access to contraceptive services will reduce unwanted pregnancies

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.

News Published March 2014 Last updated March 2014

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

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

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

Indicators to improve dementia care proposed for QOF 2014/15

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.

News Published August 2013 Last updated August 2013

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

Helping women make informed choices about caesarean births

NICE?s new quality standard on caesarean section aims to ensure pregnant women can make an informed decision about their planned mode of birth.

News Published June 2013 Last updated June 2013

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

Government to extend Cancer Drugs Fund until 2016

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.

News Published September 2013 Last updated September 2013

GPs have 'key role' to play in assessment and referral of patients with hep B

GPs have a key role to play in the assessment and subsequent referral of patients with hepatitis B, according to experts.

News Published June 2013 Last updated June 2013

Device to diagnose pregnancy complications could help avoid use of speculum

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.

News Published July 2013 Last updated July 2013

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

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

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

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

Standardising postnatal care for mothers and babies

Ensuring mothers are aware of the health benefits of breastfeeding, reducing the risk sudden of death syndrome, and assessing women for postnatal depression are among measures services can take to improve the quality of postnatal care, according to NICE.

News Published July 2013 Last updated July 2013