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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

Researchers wanted to study the public's views of health-related quality of life

Applications close on Wednesday 4 March 2020

News Published February 2020 Last updated February 2020

Appeal panel rules that NICE needs to request evidence for erenumab effectiveness in subgroup of people with chronic migraine

NICE has today (4 February 2020) published the outcome of the appeal against its final draft guidance (FAD) on erenumab (also called Aimovig and made by Novartis) for preventing chronic migraine.

News Published February 2020 Last updated February 2020

Broader types of data to be used in development of NICE guidance

An expanded evidence base could allow NICE to address evidence gaps and enhance reviews of the impact of our guidance

News Published February 2020 Last updated February 2020

NICE publishes updated principles

NICE has today, 30 January 2020, published a simple guide to the way we develop our guidance and standards.

News Published January 2020 Last updated January 2020

Nasal spray medicine for treatment-resistant depression not recommended by NICE

More evidence on the clinical and cost effectiveness of esketamine needed

News Published January 2020 Last updated January 2020

Digital and mobile interventions could support regular health services in helping people stop smoking and reduce their risk of obesity, says NICE

Health professionals can consider digital and mobile interventions as a supplement to regular services to support behaviour change in people at risk of developing chronic conditions.

News Published January 2020 Last updated January 2020

Care matters – Working together to get support right for adult carers

Dame Philippa Russell, Vice-President of Carers UK and Topic Adviser for the NICE guideline on Supporting Adult Carers

News Published January 2020 Last updated January 2020

Make use of community pharmacists' skills, says NICE

Community pharmacy teams have the potential to play a greater role in health promotion and prevention says NICE, in a new draft quality standard.

News Published January 2020 Last updated January 2020

NICE encourages further data collection on 'game changing' histology independent cancer drugs

Larotrectinib (also called Vitrakvi and made by Bayer), a new treatment for a range of cancers, can’t be recommended for use in the NHS because at its current price, it doesn’t have the potential to be cost-effective.

News Published January 2020 Last updated January 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

Implantable cardiac monitors detect atrial fibrillation after stroke of unknown cause recommended for routine NHS adoption

Doctors can check on their patients remotely using Reveal LINQ monitor

News Published January 2020 Last updated January 2020

Shared Learning Awards 2020 now accepting entries

Submit your shared learning entry by 4 March 2020 for a chance to be one of our 20 finalists at this year’s NICE Conference

News Published January 2020 Last updated January 2020

Additional evidence needed to assess histology-independent cancer drugs says paper co-authored by NICE staff

Paper looks at how histology-independent cancer drugs might be appraised

News Published January 2020 Last updated January 2020

Use of out-of-area rehabilitation placements for adults with complex psychosis should be curtailed says NICE

A new draft NICE guideline published today (20 December 2019) on the rehabilitation of adults with complex psychosis and related mental health conditions says they should have access to rehabilitation services in their local area and the use of out-of-area placements limited.

News Published December 2019 Last updated December 2019

NICE during the pre-election period

As a public body, NICE is required to follow civil service principles on communicating during the lead up to the general election.

News Published November 2019 Last updated November 2019

How giving a committee voice to people with a learning disability added value to NICE quality standards

Chris Bird, Quality Standards Programme Manager, tells us how NICE developed the latest learning disability quality standards

News Published October 2019 Last updated October 2019

NICE to support new valuation study for England for EQ-5D-5L questionnaire

Study will measure public’s preference for different health states

News Published October 2019 Last updated October 2019

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

Migraine drug not cost effective NICE says in final draft guidance

NICE has said that a new drug for preventing migraine is not a cost effective use of NHS resources, in final draft guidance published today (26 September 2019).

News Published September 2019 Last updated September 2019

Procedure carried out on unborn babies with spina bifida could improve their neurodevelopment

Operations are set to start taking place in the NHS

News Published September 2019 Last updated September 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

Food on a restricted renal diet can still be hugely fun and enjoyable

Deborah Duval, the editor of Kidney Matters magazine, tells us how we can enjoy food even on a restricted renal diet

News Published September 2019 Last updated September 2019

NICE seeks feedback from users of the evidence standards framework for digital health technologies

Consultation on priority areas open to stakeholders until mid October

News Published September 2019 Last updated September 2019

NICE calls for further research on management options for tinnitus

Higher quality evidence would allow NICE to make recommendations on a range of therapies that could help people with tinnitus.

News Published September 2019 Last updated September 2019

Three areas where NICE's collaboration with CMAC can make a difference

Heidi Livingstone, senior public involvement adviser within NICE's Public Involvement Programme, reflects on the partnership with CMAC

News Published September 2019 Last updated September 2019

Applications now open for NICE's prestigious fellows and scholars programmes

Recruitment for the 2020 intake is open until 28 October 2019

News Published September 2019 Last updated September 2019

Children with rare inherited condition to benefit from drug through managed access agreement

It is estimated that in the UK there are around 30 to 50 children living with the condition

News Published September 2019 Last updated September 2019

Tailored support should be offered to those affected by suspected suicide, says NICE

Providing support after a suspected suicide can reduce this risk, especially when tailored to the person’s needs.

News Published September 2019 Last updated September 2019

NICE recommends novel gene therapy treatment for rare inherited eye disorder

It's estimated that 86 people would be eligible for treatment with voretigene neparvovec in England

News Published September 2019 Last updated September 2019

NICE to work with company on addressing issues in appraisals of cannabidiol for treating difficult to control epilepsies

NICE has today (23 August 2019) announced its intention to work with GW Pharma to address the issues highlighted by its independent appraisal committee in its evaluation of cannabidiol for treating 2 types of severe treatment-resistant epilepsy.

News Published August 2019 Last updated August 2019

Sir Andrew Dillon to stand down as NICE chief executive

Chief executive has been at the helm of the institute since it was founded in April 1999

News Published August 2019 Last updated August 2019

New lung cancer treatment option approved by NICE

Another new life-extending treatment for some people with lung cancer is to be made available on the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) following its approval by NICE in draft guidance published today (8 August 2019).

News Published August 2019 Last updated August 2019

NICE draft guidance and NHS England review highlight need for more research on cannabis-based medicinal products

NICE has today (8 August 2019) published its draft recommendations on the use of cannabis-based medicinal products following a comprehensive evaluation of their clinical and cost-effectiveness.

News Published August 2019 Last updated August 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

Unpaid carers need more support to cope with financial and emotional stress

NICE has published new draft guidance which aims to improve the wellbeing of adults who provide unpaid care for people over 16 years old.

News Published August 2019 Last updated August 2019

Offer daily aspirin to those with inherited genetic condition to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer

Aspirin taken daily for 2 years or more could reduce the risk of colorectal cancer in people with Lynch syndrome (LS), says NICE in new draft updated guidance.

News Published August 2019 Last updated August 2019

Improving service user experience in adult mental health services

Kathryn Mason, Head of Hospital Inspection (mental health), discusses the work CQC is undertaking to improve the quality and safety of mental health services

News Published July 2019 Last updated July 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

NICE, British Thoracic Society (BTS) and Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network (SIGN) to produce joint guideline on chronic asthma as part of broader 'asthma pathway'

NICE, BTS and SIGN have today (Wednesday 24 July) announced that future UK-wide guidance for the diagnosis and management of chronic asthma in adults, young people and children will be produced jointly by the three organisations.

News Published July 2019 Last updated July 2019

NICE announces details of health technology evaluation methods review

Following approval at its recent Board meeting NICE has confirmed the details of its review of the methods it uses to develop guidance on drugs, medical devices and diagnostics.

News Published July 2019 Last updated July 2019

Health organisations working to incorporate NICE recommendations into NHS care to benefit thousands of patients who have had a stroke

An NHS workforce and resource impact statement published today (17 July 2019) highlights the work being done by national partners to integrate changes recommended by NICE in its updated stroke guideline into routine NHS patient care.

News Published July 2019 Last updated July 2019

Consider shorter courses when prescribing antibiotics

People are being prescribed unnecessarily long courses of antibiotics which may increase their risk of developing antibiotic resistant infections, a study has suggested.

News Published July 2019 Last updated July 2019

Innovative approach that gets patients back into their own homes after hospital stay honoured

Newly introduced programme allowed those in hospital to reduce their length of stay by an average of six days

News Published July 2019 Last updated July 2019

Consider shorter courses when prescribing antibiotics

People are being prescribed unnecessarily long courses of antibiotics which may increase their risk of developing antibiotic resistant infections, a study has suggested.

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

NICE recommends innovative treatment for type 1 diabetes

It’s estimated that around 90,000 people could be eligible for treatment with dapagliflozin

News Published July 2019 Last updated July 2019

Diagnose and treat Lyme disease if bull's eye rash is present, says NICE

People presenting erythema migrans, the characteristic skin rash associated with Lyme disease, can be diagnosed and treated without the need for blood tests, NICE has said in a final quality standard published today.

News Published July 2019 Last updated July 2019

Involved & informed: good community medicines support

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), in collaboration with several other partner organisations, has launched a new initiative to encourage better medicines support for people who are receiving social care services in their homes.

News Published July 2019 Last updated July 2019