NICE has recommended the scan as a first-line investigation for people with suspected clinically localised prostate cancer.
The number of people who self-harm has risen steadily over the past two decades, meaning the UK now has one of the highest rates in Europe.
Thousands of lives in England could be saved each year if the NHS follows updated guidance to help it diagnose cancer earlier. Here we outline what the guidance means for GPs.
Symptom relief through the range of recommended drugs and treatments available should be the primary outcome for patients with ulcerative colitis, according to NICE.
Obesity should be tackled by encouraging different organisations to work together through a 'community-wide' approach, according to latest guidance from NICE.
Simple lifestyle changes, such as increased physical activity or eating more healthily, can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, says NICE.
Greater awareness of hepatitis B and C is needed so that more people who are at risk can be tested and treated for the viruses, according to latest guidance from NICE.
GPs should make an early diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) by performing an ankle brachial pressure index measurement, as NICE sets out new guidelines on the diagnosis and management of lower limb PAD.
Quality standards will be the focus of a new range of audit support packages being developed by NICE.
GPs should use either the FRAX or QFracture tools to estimate fracture risk in at-risk patients, NICE says.
Adults with hyperphosphataemia in chronic kidney disease should be offered a calcium-based phosphate binder as a first-line treatment in addition to dietary management, says NICE.
A prompt diagnosis of social anxiety disorder is crucial in ensuring people access the most clinical and cost effective treatment, according to NICE.
Nageena Khalique QC, barrister and chair of the committee for the NICE guideline on Decision making and mental capacity, discusses how the new guideline applies to a range of situations