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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

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

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

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

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

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

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some people with lung cancer is to be made available on the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) following its approval by NICE in draft guidance published today (8 August 2019).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NICE draft guidance and NHS England review highlight need for more research on cannabis-based medicinal products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

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

Monitoring pulmonary disease:- Is lung clearance index a useful and cost-effective tool for the routine assessment and monitoring of changes in pulmonary status in people with cystic fibrosis?

Recommendation ID NG78/3 Question Monitoring pulmonary disease:- Is lung clearance index a useful and cost-effective tool for the routine

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Indicators and thresholds for referral for cataract surgery:- What is the association between preoperative vision- and health-related quality of life, and postoperative vision-related quality of life, health-related quality of life, and self-reported postoperative improvement?

Recommendation ID NG77/3 Question Indicators and thresholds for referral for cataract surgery:- What is the association between preoperative

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Further research on high-intensity focused ultrasound for symptomatic breast fibroadenoma should include publication of patient-reported outcome measures and studies with long-term follow-up.

Recommendation ID IPG592 Question Further research on high-intensity focused ultrasound for symptomatic breast fibroadenoma should include

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Airway clearance techniques:- How effective are daily airway clearance techniques in maintaining lung function in infants and children with cystic fibrosis?

Recommendation ID NG78/2 Question Airway clearance techniques:- How effective are daily airway clearance techniques in maintaining lung

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Duration and intensity of psychological treatment:- What is the effectiveness of treating eating disorders with psychological treatments of reduced duration and reduced intensity, compared with standard treatment?

Recommendation ID NG69/2 Question Duration and intensity of psychological treatment:- What is the effectiveness of treating eating disorders

Research recommendation Published October 2018

What measures would make up an effective, standardised approach to evaluation of condom distribution schemes?: How can we develop a standardised framework to evaluate condom schemes and what would be included in that evaluation?

Recommendation ID NG68/1 Question What measures would make up an effective, standardised approach to evaluation of condom distribution schemes

Research recommendation Published October 2018

What behaviour change techniques are most effective as part of a condom distribution scheme?:- What combinations of behaviour change techniques can be used to help condom schemes increase condom use among different high risk groups?

Recommendation ID NG68/1 Question What behaviour change techniques are most effective as part of a condom distribution scheme?:- What combinations

Research recommendation Published October 2018

NICE encourages further research into total artificial heart implantation as a bridge to transplantation for end-stage refractory biventricular heart failure, including well matched comparative studies. NICE may update the guidance on publication of further evidence.

Recommendation ID IPG602/1 Question NICE encourages further research into total artificial heart implantation as a bridge to transplantation

Research recommendation Published October 2018

Further research on the safety of transvaginal mesh repair of anterior or posterior vaginal wall prolapse should include details of patient selection, long-term outcomes including complications, type of mesh used and method of fixation, and quality of life.

Recommendation ID IPG599/1 Question Further research on the safety of transvaginal mesh repair of anterior or posterior vaginal wall prolapse should

Research recommendation Published October 2018

Treatment for people with an IOP of 22 or 23 mmHg:- What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of treating an intraocular pressure (IOP) of 22 or 23 mmHg in people with normal optic discs and visual fields?

Recommendation ID NG81/2 Question Treatment for people with an IOP of 22 or 23 mmHg:- What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of treating

Research recommendation Published October 2018

Optical coherence tomography for glaucoma:- What is the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of optical coherence tomography (OCT) for diagnosing and monitoring glaucoma?

Recommendation ID NG81/4 Question Optical coherence tomography for glaucoma:- What is the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of optical

Research recommendation Published October 2018

Monitoring adherence to treatment:- What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of using electronic alert systems designed to monitor and improve adherence with regular inhaled maintenance therapy in people with asthma?

Recommendation ID NG80/3 Question Monitoring adherence to treatment:- What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of using electronic alert

Research recommendation Published October 2018

Improving adherence to asthma medication:- What are the most clinically and cost-effective strategies to improve medicines adherence in adults, young people and children with asthma who are non-adherent to prescribed medicines?

Recommendation ID NG80/10 Question Improving adherence to asthma medication:- What are the most clinically and cost-effective strategies

Research recommendation Published October 2018

Further research is recommended to assess the diagnostic accuracy of the tests included in this assessment when used in combination; for example sequentially.

Recommendation ID DG31/3 Question Further research is recommended to assess the diagnostic accuracy of the tests included in this assessment

Research recommendation Published October 2018

Early help home visiting:- What are the components of effective home visiting programmes for preventing child abuse and neglect in families of children and young people at risk of child abuse and neglect in the UK?

Recommendation ID NG76/4 Question Early help home visiting:- What are the components of effective home visiting programmes for preventing

Research recommendation Published October 2018

Team composition for home-based intermediate care:- How effective and cost effective are different approaches, in terms of team structure and composition, to providing home-based intermediate care for adults?

Recommendation ID NG74/2 Question Team composition for home-based intermediate care:- How effective and cost effective are different approaches

Research recommendation Published October 2018

Support needs of parents:- What are the experiences and concerns of parents of children with faltering growth?

Recommendation ID NG75/5 Question Support needs of parents:- What are the experiences and concerns of parents of children with faltering

Research recommendation Published October 2018

Support for black and minority ethnic groups:- How effective and cost effective are different approaches to supporting people from black and minority ethnic groups using intermediate care?

Recommendation ID NG74/8 Question Support for black and minority ethnic groups:- How effective and cost effective are different approaches

Research recommendation Published October 2018

Reablement:- How effective and cost effective are repeated periods of reablement, and reablement that lasts longer than 6 weeks?

Recommendation ID NG74/5 Question Reablement:- How effective and cost effective are repeated periods of reablement, and reablement that

Research recommendation Published October 2018

Pain management programmes:- Are pain management programmes a clinically and cost-effective intervention for women with endometriosis?

Recommendation ID NG73/1 Question Pain management programmes:- Are pain management programmes a clinically and cost-effective intervention

Research recommendation Published October 2018