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).
Draft guidance published today (3 October 2019) by NICE does not recommend atezolizumab (also called Tecentriq and made by Roche) for treating people with a type of breast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.
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.
NICE has today (7 August 2019) published draft guidance recommending neratinib as an additional treatment for some people with early hormone-receptor-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2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with advanced breast cancer will now be available on the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) following its approval by NICE in draft guidance published today (17 July 2019).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.
Shared Learning Award 2019 finalist
NICE has today (28 August 2019) published its updated guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension).
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NICE has said that a new drug for preventing migraine is not a cost effective use of NHS resources, in draft guidance published today.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 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 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:
A quick look at the guidance and advice that generated the most interest from July to December.
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 week, a major study revealed that despite some progress, the UK is falling far behind neighbouring countries in preventing deaths among those under 75, known as premature mortality.
A short summary of guidance and advice that generated the most interest during the second half of 2015.
Deborah tells us how the judging panel have whittled the NICE shared learning award entries down from 64 to a shortlist of 20.
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.
Here’s a short summary of the guidance and advice that has generated the most interest during the first half of 2015.
Diabetes is one of the world?s fastest growing conditions, with the rate of people developing the condition showing no signs of slowing down.
Latest NICE public health guidance can help members of the South Asian community quit smokeless tobacco.
lifestyle and personal or family medical history. We recommend that menopausal women discuss with their doctors their own individual...
Chair of NICE Professor David Haslam reflects on the worldwide effects of mental health, and the importance of treating depression as any other disease.
Latest media reports suggest that all pregnant women will be made to take a breath test for smoking. Here we take a closer look at what was exactly recommended.
NICE has published new guidance on the use of drugs called bisphosphonates for preventing bone fractures in people at increased risk.
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.
Women in established labour should receive supportive one-to-one care to ensure they have a safe experience of giving birth, NICE says.
Why are so many of us getting cancer and what can be done to prevent the disease?
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.
At least 1.2 million women and 784,000 men in England and Wales are thought to suffer domestic violence and abuse each year.
Women whose lives are being affected by the symptoms menopause should not feel they have to suffer in silence, says NICE.
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.
Uptake of NICE-approved medicines on the NHS to treat cardiovascular disease, diabetes and osteoporosis is higher than expected, latest figures reveal.
The NHS is being urged to tackle the rise in antibiotic resistance by cutting back on unnecessary use of the drugs.
NICE has appointed Dr Rosie Benneyworth, a GP and former commissioner, as a new Non-Executive Director (NED) to its Board.
NICE draft guidance recommends non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for fetal rhesus-D status.
People who drink too much should be sent for scans to detect early liver disease, says NICE
GPs should use either the FRAX or QFracture tools to estimate fracture risk in at-risk patients, NICE says.
Forthcoming NICE guidance will cover whether it is cost-effective to provide vitamin D supplements to all children under-five.
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.