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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Draft guidance published today (3 October 2019) by NICE does not recommend atezolizumab (also called Tecentriq and made by Roche) for treating people with a type of breast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Migraine drug not cost effective NICE says in final draft guidance

NICE has said that a new drug for preventing migraine is not a cost effective use of NHS resources, in final draft guidance published today (26 September 2019).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

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

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

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

How does the timing and frequency of ultrasound examination affect diagnosis and outcomes of early pregnancy complications, including women's experience and cost effectiveness?

Recommendation ID NG126/1 Question How does the timing and frequency of ultrasound examination affect diagnosis and outcomes of early pregnancy

Research recommendation Published August 2019

What are the costs associated with best supportive care?

Recommendation ID TA575/1 Question What are the costs associated with best supportive care? Any explanatory notes(if applicable)

Research recommendation Published August 2019

What is the best technique for delivering surfactant in a minimally invasive manner?

Recommendation ID NG124/2 Question What is the best technique for delivering surfactant in a minimally invasive manner? Any explanatory

Research recommendation Published August 2019

Does caesarean section protect against cerebral haemorrhage in women with a history of subarachnoid haemorrhage or cerebrovascular malformation?

Recommendation ID NG121/1 Question Does caesarean section protect against cerebral haemorrhage in women with a history of subarachnoid haemorrhage

Research recommendation Published August 2019

What clinical features and laboratory investigations can be used to better stratify risk for women in labour with signs of sepsis (including fever and tachycardia)?

Recommendation ID NG121/4 Question What clinical features and laboratory investigations can be used to better stratify risk for women in

Research recommendation Published August 2019

Are progesterone or progestogens effective in treating threatened miscarriage?

Recommendation ID NG136/3 Question Are progesterone or progestogens effective in treating threatened miscarriage? Any explanatory notes(if

Research recommendation Published August 2019

What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of intermittent auscultation compared with continuous cardiotocography for women in labour who have had a previous caesarean section?

Recommendation ID NG121/5 Question What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of intermittent auscultation compared with continuous cardiotocography

Research recommendation Published August 2019

What is the most effective combination of an analgesic with a neuromuscular blocker, or an analgesic with an anaesthetic agent, for premedication in preterm babies requiring elective or semi-elective intubation?

Recommendation ID NG124/5 Question What is the most effective combination of an analgesic with a neuromuscular blocker, or an analgesic

Research recommendation Published August 2019

Does targeting higher oxygen saturations of 92% to 97% in preterm babies lead to improved survival without significant complications?

Recommendation ID NG124/4 Question Does targeting higher oxygen saturations of 92% to 97% in preterm babies lead to improved survival without...

Research recommendation Published August 2019

Is obesity an independent risk factor for perinatal morbidity and mortality?

Recommendation ID NG121/3 Question Is obesity an independent risk factor for perinatal morbidity and mortality? Any explanatory notes(if

Research recommendation Published August 2019

What is the effectiveness of high-pressure non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) compared with continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) flow driver as the primary mode of ventilation?

Recommendation ID NG124/1 Question What is the effectiveness of high-pressure non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) compared

Research recommendation Published August 2019

Does the use of ultrasound of the lumbar spine improve siting of regional anaesthetic needles in pregnant women with a BMI over 30 kg/m2 at the booking appointment?

Recommendation ID NG121/2 Question Does the use of ultrasound of the lumbar spine improve siting of regional anaesthetic needles in pregnant

Research recommendation Published August 2019

What is the clinical effectiveness of preoperative nasal decolonisation using mupirocin in combination with a chlorhexidine body wash in the whole population?

Recommendation ID NG125/1 Question What is the clinical effectiveness of preoperative nasal decolonisation using mupirocin in combination

Research recommendation Published August 2019

Is the use of chlorhexidine body wash associated with increased antimicrobial resistance?

Recommendation ID NG125/2 Question Is the use of chlorhexidine body wash associated with increased antimicrobial resistance? Any explanatory

Research recommendation Published August 2019

In women with confirmed miscarriage, does the type of management strategy (expectant, medical and surgical) impact on women's experience, including psychological and emotional outcomes?

Recommendation ID NG126/4 Question In women with confirmed miscarriage, does the type of management strategy (expectant, medical and surgical)

Research recommendation Published August 2019

What is the effectiveness of diuretics compared with placebo in preventing bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in preterm babies on respiratory support?

Recommendation ID NG124/3 Question What is the effectiveness of diuretics compared with placebo in preventing bronchopulmonary dysplasia

Research recommendation Published August 2019

In women with ectopic pregnancy, does the type of intervention impact on women's experience, including psychological and emotional outcomes?

Recommendation ID NG126/5 Question In women with ectopic pregnancy, does the type of intervention impact on women's experience, including

Research recommendation Published August 2019

Which patient groups, contamination groups and which layers gain the most benefit from the use of triclosan-coated or triclosan-impregnated sutures?

Recommendation ID NG125/5 Question Which patient groups, contamination groups and which layers gain the most benefit from the use of triclosan-coated

Research recommendation Published August 2019

What are the cost associated with best supportive care?

Recommendation ID TA574/1 Question What are the cost associated with best supportive care? Any explanatory notes(if applicable)

Research recommendation Published August 2019

What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of chlorhexidine in alcohol at different concentrations in the prevention of surgical site infection when applied to the skin before incision?

Recommendation ID NG125/3 Question What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of chlorhexidine in alcohol at different concentrations in

Research recommendation Published August 2019

Is the application of antiseptics and antibiotics in the operative field before wound closure, clinically and cost effective in reducing surgical site infection rates?

Recommendation ID NG125/4 Question Is the application of antiseptics and antibiotics in the operative field before wound closure, clinically

Research recommendation Published 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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